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The Discomfort of Safety

Marie Thompson
February 14, 2017
To perpetually inhabit an uncomfortable world is draining. While liberal critics will continue to chastise safe(r) spaces for the limits they place on unfettered freedoms of expression, it is clear that—in a political climate in which the safety of already marginalized people is further diminished...
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The Color of Corruption: Whiteness and Populist Narratives

Malini Ranganathan and Sapana Doshi
February 7, 2017
Rather than focusing on Trump’s scandals per se, we suggest that critical attention to the uses and silences surrounding the word “corruption” sheds light on more fundamental cultural and political dynamics undergirding the turn to the right in the US and elsewhere.
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The Return of the Nation: When Neo-nationalism Becomes Mainstream

Marco Antonsich
January 31, 2017
We are back to a world of nations. True, we never left this world, if not in the normative speculations of some (actually, many) progressive intellectuals. And yet, the world of nations we are witnessing today is somewhat more entrenched than what it looked like only a few decades ago.
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Cover Me: Real Entertainment in the Trump Era

Karen Tongson
January 25, 2017
Trump turned the jingoistic sloganeering and populism of other eras, other candidates, and other times, and churned them out through his own karaoke jukebox, covering all the hits the rural and rust belt underclasses wanted to hear.
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‘Post-factual’ Readings of Neoliberalism, Before and After Trump

Angela Mitropoulos
December 5, 2016
There is something remarkable about the heightened, unabashed use of easily-invalidated claims which take hold because they validate powerful sentiments and affections. Yet this is not so new. Nor is it restricted to Trump and his enthusiastic supporters.
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BREXIT: ON THE RISE OF ‘(IN)TOLERANCE’

Helen F. Wilson
November 21, 2016
Tolerance is a suspension and not a solution. It can open up a space for action, but it can also become an excuse to do nothing. It is therefore just as likely to reproduce aversion as it is to tackle it.
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Governing Mobility Through the European Union’s ‘Hotspot’ Centres, a Forum

Lauren Martin and Martina Tazzioli
November 8, 2016
While the idea of streamlined, expedited asylum processing has haunted EU migration policy documents for some time, ‘hotspots’ were ill-defined processing centres until 2015. Approaching one year into hotspots’ implementation, researchers and journalists have provided important insights into w...
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MAKING ROOM FOR BLACK FEMINIST PRAXIS IN GEOGRAPHY

Camilla Hawthorne and Brittany Meche
September 30, 2016
We firmly believe that as black geographers we can contribute in myriad ways to the rich and storied history of black and Africana scholarship that spans across disciplines. And we enthusiastically follow in the tradition of other black women in academia who believed that though “we were never mea...
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NATIONAL ATMOSPHERES AND THE ‘BREXIT’ REVOLT

Angharad Closs Stephens
August 23, 2016
There is no shortage of opinion pieces claiming to know what the Referendum held on 23 June 2016 on the UK’s membership of the European Union represents. Yet in these early months, it is by no means clear what kind of an event this was and what might yet unfold from it. What is clearer is how this...
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POLICING, WHITENESS, AND THE DEATH-WAGE

Brian Jordan Jefferson
August 16, 2016
A radical transformation in racialized police violence (and incarceration) would imply a radical transformation in white subjectivity, the bulwark of racial capitalism.
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ANTI-BLACKNESS AND URBAN GEOPOLITICAL ECONOMY

Deborah Cowen and Nemoy Lewis
August 2, 2016
If colonialism is no longer reserved for domination of a people beyond national borders then it opens up the prospect of a domestic geography of perpetual war.
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ECHOES OF COLOGNE, A FORUM

Angela Last
June 28, 2016
The echoes of the mass sexual assaults during the New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Cologne and other German cities continue to reverberate through international public, political and academic debates. In Germany, they represented a testing ground for the country’s refugee politics and “Willkomme...
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GEOGRAPHIES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

Rachel Hughes
June 8, 2016
Rather than conceiving of justice as something ‘delivered’ by the ECCC from a higher ‘international plane’, or as something “happening to” Cambodia, I am interested in denaturalizing the scales of local, national and international in this case, and calling attention to the ways in which...
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WITHDRAWING FROM ATMOSPHERE

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
May 24, 2016
This is the most important characteristic of atmospheric engineering: an atmosphere must dissimulate itself as pure emergence and never show itself to be an engineering feat.
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