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Waiting and claiming rights: precarities of settler colonial recognition

Mikko Joronen
Palestinian right to claim rights may have been theatrically recognized, but the alleviation of precarities prolonged, delayed and denied. In them, political recognition constitutes a settler colonial technique of government, where it is precisely recognition of rights that is used to promote precar...
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Policing Knowledges and Technologies: Making Aggression Visible

Francisca Gromme
Technologies do not only perform their intended roles, such as "prevention," monitoring, tracking, and surveillance. They shape and are shaped by the social spaces they are applied in, and do this in relation to existing bodies of knowledge.
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Trump and Immigration Enforcement: The First 100 Days

Austin Kocher
In the weeks and months following the election and inauguration of Donald Trump, I spent much of my time responding to concerns from friends that ICE would come for them or their family, meeting with city officials about how meaningful policy changes could protect immigrants, and creating space for...
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The Post-Trump Desire for Hope

Claes Tängh Wrangel
Three points that I feel every desire towards hope should bear in mind: There is no genuine hope; There is not one hopeful subject; and Hope is not the future. Demand that we replace the desire for hope with a desire towards a different and better future. That we act not for hope, but of hope—reco...
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S-Town, Shit World

Christina Belcher
McLemore was more than a queer stuck in Alabama, and his life should not be reduced to that narrative. But he was a queer stuck in Alabama nonetheless. One who bemoaned, and yet rationalized, his decision to stay. Because what’s a shit town in a shit world, anyway?
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Revisiting cyborg GIS: a conversation with Nadine Schuurman

Agnieszka Leszczynski and Nadine Schuurman
An injunction to revive a critical GIS that can be useful in the face of encroaching geosurveillance and other geo problems of the 21st century has to go back to Haraway’s fundamental truth that we created and can recreate the cyborg.
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Walls! Walls! Walls!

Claudio Minca and Alexandra Rijke
Walls do not block migrants’ mobility. Rather, they make these people evaporate and reappear elsewhere, where another wall may soon be erected. Our point is that not only migrants endlessly trespass the walls built to stop them, but that trespass is an inherent part of the walling processes.

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Issue 4 of the 2017 volume of EPD: Society and Space is now online! It features a forum on ‘micropolitics and the minor’ guest edited by Thomas Jellis and Joe Gerlach, with contributions from Anna Secor and Jess Linz, Michele Lancione, Cristina Temenos, Caroline Faria, Andrew Barry, Ben Anderson, and a reply by Cindi Katz. Following are articles by Christopher Harker (on the role of space in creating and maintaining debt relations), Noam Leshem (on abandonment as a systemic political technology), Matan Shapiro and Nurit Bird-David (on everyday securitization in contemporary Israel), Randol Contreras (as stigmatized space as a form of ‘spatial anguish’ in Compton and South Central), Silvia Berger Ziauddin (on bunker infrastructure in Switzerland), Connor J Cavanagh (on the transformation of livelihoods in colonial Kenya), Alex A Moulton and Jeff Popke (on the biopolitical management of agrarian life in Jamaica), Jennifer L Tucker (on the affective politics of a frontier town in Paraguay), and David R Jones (on ecological sustainability and university campuses)