Waiting in Drum Village, China

Vickie Zhang
Waiting has become a characteristic condition of contemporary inequality. And yet, waiting does not mean that life stops flowing in Drum Village. As the glue of quotidian encounters, living is populated with all kinds of waiting: those insidious, but also those innocuous, those necessary, those enab...

A hostile environment

Out of the Woods
The persistence of Trumpist policies; and the authorization of widespread nationalism and violence requires not a doubling down on the liberal, multicultural nation, but instead an abolition of the oikonomic race-family-nation nexis. The perennial peddlers of green alibis for national borders, and g...

Intro – Beyond binaries and boundaries in ‘social reproduction’

Max Andrucki, Caitlin Henry, Will McKeithen, and Sarah Stinard-Kiel
A series of multivalent forces unleashed by successive rounds of capital accumulation are reconfiguring life at its most fundamental level—migration, state restructuring, climate change, technological innovation, gentrification, neo-populism, and beyond. Relationships, bodies, and whole worlds are...

A Whale Music Playlist by Max Ritts

Max Ritts
Whale music was celebrated at a time when “the environment” had suddenly entered the collective consciousness of millions of white middle-class North Americans. It represented an unlikely convergence of things: underwater sounds, advances in audio production, a growing consumer base, eco-minded...

Everyday Anti-Racism on Campus

Deborah Cowen
Racism not only surfaces within, but sculpts the experience of everyday life in the University. Racism works by keeping many things out: particular bodies from lecture halls, but also particular ideas, histories, and authors from pedagogies. Racism also works by what is kept inside the institution,...

Investigating Infrastructures, a forum

Deborah Cowen
In the sample of work below, you will find creative engagement with infrastructure in its seemingly banal and innocuous forms, like the jersey barrier, or the airport washroom. Some authors focus instead on the affective, intimate, and aspirational dimensions of infrastructure in engagements with im...
Drawings as one form of ‘childish knowledge’

Disqualified knowledges and theory building

Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
As a political geographer whose work has concentrated on the everyday lives and agencies of children, I sometimes find that my research materials are considered unsuitable for building generally applicable theoretical ideas. Children’s everyday lives seem to comprise "disqualified knowledges"





The first issue of the 2018 volume of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is now out. It includes articles by Anna Livia Brand (on WEB Dubois’ notion of double consciousness and post-Katrina New Orleans), William L. Allen & Bastian A. Vollmer (on UK e-borders and assemblage thinking), Anne-Marie D’Aoust (on marriage migration management practices in the UK), Franck Billé (on the border-as-skin in Russia and China), Marijn Nieuwenhuis (on air, breath, and understanding law atmospherically), Cameron Hu (on disaster management in the US and Indonesia), Polly Pallister-Wilkins (on the humanitarian borderscape and irregular migration in the Mediterranean), Fiona McConnell & Jason Dittmer (on the entrepreneurial creativity of individual diplomats in the British Overseas Territories), Junxi Qian & Lily Kong (on the re-invention of a Buddhist monastery in Hong Kong)and Sunčana Laketa (on performativity, youth identities, and “sticky spaces” in Bosnia and Herzegovina).