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Cruel Design/Disobedient Design - Bristol Event - 26 September 2015

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Cruel Design/Disobedient Design

A showcase and discussion on the art and politics of designing for justice in association with Cruel Designs at Dismaland.



Event Information:

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Bristol, Hydra Books TBC

16:00 to 18:00



From  anti-homeless spikes and border fences to DIY tear gas masks and union banners, design practices are used for social control and social change. In this public event with designers, curators and social justice campaigners we explore what it means to design for disobedience.



Free, ticketed event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cruel-designdisobedient-design-tickets-18324462962



with:

Gavin Grindon / curator of Cruel Designs at Dismaland & Lecturer in Curating / University of Essex



Barnbrook / Creative Studio  / London



MinuteWorks / multidisciplinary graphic design studio specialising in sustainable communications / Manchester



Occupy Design / Crisis graphics for crisis times! / London



Debi Withers / Curator, writer, researcher & publisher / Bristol



And More!



Facilitated by:

Anna Feigenbaum / Civic Media Hub & Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling / Bournemouth University



Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture & Community at Bournemouth University, The University of Essex Centre for Curatorial Studies & the MeCCSA Social Movements Network



This event is the second in our series of public discussions on Civic Media and Social Justice. Our first event, Mapping for Justice, was held in London in June 2015.





Dr. Anna Feigenbaum

Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling

Faculty of Media and Communication



Weymouth House

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB

United Kingdom



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Topics of the day:



  1. Ambiances 2016 - Volos (Greece) - Call for papers

  2. CfP: 100 Years On: Rediscovering the Rent Strikes

  3. Article Request

  4. CfA CITY Journal: Peasant and Indigenous Struggles, Primitive

     Accumulation, and Global Capital

  5. GFGRG committee vacancy: Web coordinator

  6. Research Associate post: Employee gentleness: an ethnographic study

  7. Undisciplined Environments - Political ecology conference - call for

     papers extended to October 9th

  8. Reading suggestions needed

  9. AAG 2016 CFP: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

 10. [crit-geog] VERY DIVERSE BOOKS FOR REVIEW in "cultural geographies" !!



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:22:50 +0200

From:    Damien Masson <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Ambiances 2016 - Volos (Greece) - Call for papers



With apologies for cross posting.







Ambiances, demain

Ambiances, tomorrow

Ατμόσφαιρες, Αύριο





Chers et chères collègues,

Dear colleagues,

Αγαπητοί/ές συνάδελφοι,



Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que le 3ème Congrès International sur les Ambiances se tiendra au département d’architecture de l’Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Thessalie, à Volos (en Grèce), du 21 au 24 Septembre 2016. L’ensemble des informations quant à l’organisation du congrès ainsi que les appels à communication sont disponibles à ce jour sur les sites des co-organisateurs.



We are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Congress on Ambiances will be held at the Department of Architecture of the Polytechnic School of the University of Thessaly at Volos (Greece), from September 21st to 24th, 2016. All informations regarding the organization of the conference and the call for papers is available on co-organizers websites.



Με ιδιαίτερη χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε τη διεξαγωγή του 3ου Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου για τις Ατμόσφαιρες (Αmbiances). Το Συνέδριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας στο Βόλο  από τις 21  έως τις 24 Σεπτεμβρίου του 2016. Πληροφορίες σχετικά με την οργάνωση του συνεδρίου και την πρόσκληση υποβολής εργασιών είναι διαθέσιμες στις ιστοσελίδες των συνδιοργανωτών.

 www.ambiances.net/ambiances2016 <http://www.ambiances.net/ambiances2016>

http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr <http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr/>



Bien à vous, all our best, με εκτίμηση



Nicolas REMY & Nicolas TIXIER

Direction du congrès / General Chair / Συντονιστές Συνεδρίου



contact : [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>



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Ambiances, demain







3e Congrès International sur les Ambiances



Volos, Grèce – du 21 au 24 septembre 2016





http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr <http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr/>





Ce 3e congrès souhaite faire état des travaux et des applications de la notion d’ambiance, tant dans le champ scientifique que dans celui de la conception ou de la création artistique en regard de son futur.



Depuis plus de 40 ans, la question des ambiances architecturales et urbaines occupe un grand nombre de chercheurs, de concepteurs et d’artistes en Europe et à travers le monde. L’essor important et continu du travail du Réseau International Ambiances montre combien cette question est d’actualité, et ce à tous les niveaux, autant théorique et critique que pratique, expérimental, artistique, mais aussi politique, historique ou encore pédagogique. Les productions des membres du réseau et de nombreuses équipes abordant la question des ambiances témoignent de la capacité de cette notion à réinterroger la connaissance et la production de nos cadres de vies. Elle constitue une réponse à des enjeux sociétaux contemporains comme les défis environnementaux liés aux changements climatiques et à la maîtrise énergétique.



Ce 3e congrès, après Grenoble (2008) et Montréal (2012), sera l’occasion d’inscrire la notion d’ambiance (ou d’atmosphère) dans une dynamique prospective et de montrer comment elle peut devenir un opérateur des transformations de nos habitats, de nos villes et de nos sociétés. Ce futur des ambiances peut dès lors être interrogé selon une triple perspective à travers ses dimensions pragmatiques, théoriques et prospectives.



Les auteurs sont invités à soumettre – en français, en anglais ou en grec – une proposition de communication s’inscrivant dans une ou plusieurs des 6 thématiques proposées.



1. Expériences et expérimentations des ambiances



2. Traces, notations, représentations des ambiances



3. Projeter et fabriquer les ambiances de demain



4. Ambiance, atmosphère, climat : théorie, politique et critique



5. Ambiances et territoires en transformation



6. L’ambiance comme patrimoine du futur



Les propositions sont à déposer sur le site du congrès avant le 1er novembre 2015.



Le congrès est organisé conjointement par :



le Réseau International Ambiances (www.ambiances.net <http://www.ambiances.net/>), Réseau Scientifique Thématique du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France

le département des Architectes-Ingénieurs de l’École Polytechnique de l’Université de Thessalie, Grèce



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Ambiances, tomorrow







3rd International Congress on Ambiances



Volos, Greece: 21 - 24 September 2016





http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr <http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr/>





This third Congress will attempt to take stock of research into, and applications based around the notion of ambiance both in the scientific sphere and with regard to the future of design and artistic creation.



For the past 40 years, a large number of researchers, designers and artists in Europe and throughout the world have been focusing on the issue of architectural and urban ambiances. The increasing and enduring importance of the International Ambiances Network demonstrates the topicality of this whole area on a theoretical, critical, practical, experimental and artistic level, as well as from a political, historical and learning perspective. The output of the network members and numerous research teams tackling ambiance-related issues attests to this notion's ability to re-examine both the knowledge and the production of our living spaces. It constitutes a response to contemporary societal issues such as environmental challenges related to climate change and energy efficiency.



The Third Congress, after Grenoble (2008) and Montreal (2012) will be used to circumscribe the notion of ambiance (or atmosphere) in a dynamic prospective and demonstrate how it can become an operator in transforming our habitats, cities and societies. So, The future of ambiances can be analysed according to a three-fold perspective in terms of its pragmatic, theoretical and prospective dimensions.



Authors are invited to submit proposals (in French, English or Greek) dealing with one or more of the six themes proposed.



1. Ambiantal experiences and experiments



2. Traces, notations and representations of ambiances



3. Projecting and manufacturing the ambiances of tomorrow



4. Ambiance, atmosphere, climate: theory, politics and criticism



5. Ambiances and territories in transformation



6. Ambiance as heritage of the future



Proposals must be submitted to the Congress website before 1 November 2015.



The Congress is organised jointly by :



the International Ambiances Network (www.ambiances.net <http://www.ambiances.net/>), Scientific Thematic Network of the French Ministry for Culture and Communication, France

the department of architecture of the Polytechnic School of the University of Thessaly, Greece



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Ατμόσφαιρες, Αύριο







3ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο για τις Ατμόσφαιρες



Βόλος, 21-24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016



http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr <http://ambiances2016.arch.uth.gr/>



Στόχος του 3ου Συνεδρίου είναι να αναδείξει τις έρευνες και τις εφαρμογές που αφορούν την έννοια της «ατμόσφαιρας» τόσο στο επιστημονικό όσο και στο εννοιολογικό πεδίο του σχεδιασμού και της καλλιτεχνικής δημιουργίας, σε μια μελλοντική προοπτική.



Για περισσότερο από 40 χρόνια, το θέμα των αρχιτεκτονικών και αστικών ατμοσφαιρών απασχολεί ένα μεγάλο αριθμό ερευνητών, σχεδιαστών και καλλιτεχνών στην Ευρώπη αλλά και σε διεθνές επίπεδο. Οι συνεχείς και σημαντικές εξελίξεις των εργασιών του Διεθνούς Δικτύου Ατμοσφαιρών αναδεικνύουν πόσο επίκαιρος παραμένει ο πολυδιάστατος χαρακτήρας του ζητήματος αυτού στα πολλαπλά επίπεδα ανάλυσης: θεωρητικό και κριτικό, πρακτικό, πειραματικό και καλλιτεχνικό, αλλά και πολιτικό, ιστορικό ή ακόμη και παιδαγωγικό. Τα αποτελέσματα των εργασιών των μελών του Δικτύου, αλλά και πολλών άλλων ομάδων που ασχολούνται με το θέμα των ατμοσφαιρών, αποδεικνύουν την ικανότητα της συγκεκριμένης έννοιας να επανεξετάζει τη γνώση και την παραγωγή των πλαισίων διαβίωσης. Συνιστά μια απάντηση στις σύγχρονες κοινωνικές προκλήσεις, όπως στα περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα που απορρέουν από τις κλιματικές αλλαγές και τη διαχείριση της ενέργειας.



Το τρίτο Συνέδριο θα προσφέρει τη δυνατότητα να ενταχθεί η έννοια της «ατμόσφαιρας» σε μια μακροπρόθεσμη δυναμική θεώρησης και να διερευνηθεί πώς μπορεί να συμβάλει στον μετασχηματισμό των κατοικιών, των πόλεων και των κοινωνιών μας. Το μέλλον των ατμοσφαιρών μπορεί στο πλαίσιο αυτό να διερευνηθεί λαμβάνοντας υπόψη τρεις διαφορετικές διαστάσεις: την πραγματιστική, τη θεωρητική και τη διάσταση της μελλοντικής της προοπτικής.



Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι καλούνται να υποβάλουν τις προτάσεις τους, οι οποίες θα περιέχουν στοιχεία απάντησης και συζήτησης πάνω στο γενικό θέμα του «μέλλοντος της έννοιας της ατμόσφαιρας», μέσα από τις έξι θεματικές ενότητες:



1.     Ατμόσφαιρες: Εμπειρίες και πειράματα



2.     Ατμόσφαιρες: Σημειογραφίες, ίχνη  και  αναπαραστάσεις



3.     Ατμόσφαιρες: Σύνθεση και παραγωγή στο μέλλον



4.     Ατμόσφαιρα, περιβάλλον, κλίμα: Θεωρία, πολιτική και κριτική



5.     Ατμόσφαιρες και χώροι σε μεταμόρφωση



6.     Η ατμόσφαιρα ως κληρονομιά του μέλλοντος



Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι καλούνται να υποβάλουν – στη γαλλική ή αγγλική ή ελληνική γλώσσα- τις προτάσεις των εισηγήσεών τους πριν από την 1 Νοέμβρη του 2015.



Το Συνέδριο θα διεξαχθεί στο Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών της Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας, στο Βόλο.



Οργανώνεται σε συνεργασία με:



Το Διεθνές Δίκτυο για τις Ατμόσφαιρες (www.ambiances.net <http://www.ambiances.net/>), Επιστημονικό Θεματικό Δίκτυο του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Επικοινωνίας της Γαλλίας

Το Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών της Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας





***

















Damien Masson

Maître de conférences en Urbanisme

Directeur du département Géographie-Histoire

Laboratoire Mobilités, Réseaux, Territoires, Environnement / MRTE

Chercheur associé au Centre de recherche sur l'espace sonore et l'environnement urbain / cresson (UMR CNRS/MCC 1563)

Co-Directeur du Réseau International Ambiances



Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Site Chênes 2 - bureau 225

UFR Lettres et Sciences Humaines

33, boulevard du Port

95011 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex



+33 (0)1 34 25 72 48

http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/~dmasson <http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/~dmasson>

http://www.ambiances.net <http://www.ambiances.net/>



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:29:29 +0100

From:    NEIL GRAY <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: CfP: 100 Years On: Rediscovering the Rent Strikes



CfP: 100 Years On: Rediscovering the Rent Strikes



In this centenary year of the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strikes, we are seeking contributions for a book and associated conference exploring new historical interpretations of the strikes and their relevance for the contemporary ‘housing question’ (Engels, 1942 [1872]; Hodkinson, 2012; Slater, 2013). Economic thinkers as diverse as Ricardo, Marx and Keynes assumed we would see the ‘euthanasia of the rentier’ with the emergence of industrial capitalism. Yet, since the 1970s we have seen a full-fledged comeback and proliferation of forms of rent across the economic spectrum, and in the housing market in particular (Hudson, 2006, 2010; Turner, 2008; Vercellone, 2009; Gray, 2010; Harvey, 2012). As Aalbers and Christophers (2014) contend, the inter-connection between housing and economic growth strategies is now so firmly entrenched that understanding the circulation of capital in the present era necessarily requires an understanding and critique of the political economy of housing.



With Western industry in seemingly terminal decline, housing speculation has become central to capital accumulation strategies, producing nefarious and highly uneven effects: the subprime crisis, housing privatisation, rack-renting, spiralling house prices, mortgage debt, gentrification, foreclosure, eviction, displacement, homelessness, and over-crowding. In this context, resembling nothing so much as the political economy of housing 100 years ago, re-interpreting the 1915 Rent Strikes is an urgent necessity, especially since community struggles over housing and consumption, typically undertaken by impoverished tenants and residents without funding or institutional support, have often been poorly reported and recorded (Moorhouse et al, 1972; Bradley, 1997).



Within the Left, the Rent Strikes have often gained legitimacy through their association with militant labour struggles on Red Clydeside (Castells, 1983; Melling, 1983; Foster, 1990). The threat of wider industrial struggle during wartime undoubtedly forced government intervention, including rent restrictions and the principle of public housing provision (Glynn, 2009; MacLean, 1983). Yet privileging industrial labour at the point of production has tended to subsume the Rent Strikes under ‘the forward march of labour’ (Smyth, 1992), minimising the import of relatively autonomous women-and-community-led composition at the point of reproduction, albeit with the support of a heterogeneous range of political and trade union organisations (Damer, 1980; Smyth, 1992). The continuing relevance of the Rent Strikes for ongoing consumption and social reproduction struggles in a time of industrial decomposition may thus have been obscured by concealed assumptions in the past (Brotherstone, 1992).



With the present housing crisis in mind, we seek chapter contributions of 4,000-6,000 words that facilitate radical re-interpretations of the Rent Strikes (drawing on archive and primary sources) and theoretical re-interpretations of secondary literature with relevance for today’s ‘housing question’. These should be clear, accessible, theoretically and empirically informed papers for a general audience. We expect that these will focus on the 1915 Rent Strikes, or use them as a starting point for discussion and comparative analysis of rent strikes, rent restrictions and the housing question more broadly. We strongly encourage inter-disciplinary work and contributions from beyond the academy. Potential areas of investigation might include, but need not be limited to:



•       The Rent Strikes and class composition

•       The role of women in the Rent Strikes

•       The Rent Strikes and struggles over social reproduction and consumption - then and now

•       The Rent Strikes and female industrial labour/the domestic labour debate

•       The continuity of housing struggles and rent strikes before and after 1915

•       Comparative historical analyses of Rent Strikes in Glasgow

•       Comparative historical analyses of rent strikes in Scotland, the UK, Europe and Worldwide

•       The relation between rent strikes, direct action, and housing reform

•       The Rent Strikes and rent control/rent restrictions

•       The relevance of the Rent Strikes in the context of ‘Generation Rent’, ‘Living Rent’ campaigns and other contemporary housing struggles

•       Rent strikes and the rentier economy



Please send an abstract chapter proposal of no more than 300 words by Wednesday 30th September 2015. We will respond no later than Friday 9th October. We would prefer that contributors to the book attend a conference in Glasgow on Saturday, November 28th to present a paper version of the chapter, but this is not mandatory.



Please contact Neil Gray ([log in to unmask]) or Sarah Glynn ([log in to unmask]) with any enquiries.



Bibliography



Aalbers M and Christophers B (2014) Centring Housing in Political Economy, Housing, Theory and Society, 31(4), 373-394



Bradley Q (1997) The Leeds Rent Strike of 1914: A Reappraisal of the Radical History of the Tenants Movement, Housing Studies HNC Research Project 1997. Available at: http://tenantshistory.leedstenants.org.uk/rentstrike/1914.htm



Brotherstone T (1992) Does Red Clydeside Really Matter any More? In, Duncan R and McIvor A, eds, Militant Workers: Labour and Class Conflict on the Clyde, 1900-1950: Essays in Honour of Harry McShane, Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers LTD, 52-81



Castells M (1983) Castells M (1983) The City and the Grassroots: A Cross-Cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements, Berkeley: University of California Press, 27-37



Damer S (1980) State, Class and Housing: Glasgow 1885-1919. In, Melling J, ed, Housing, Social Policy and the State, London: Croom Helm



Engels F (1942 [1872]) The Housing Question, London: Lawrence and Wishart



Foster J (1990) Strike Action and Working-Class Politics on Clydeside (1914-1919), International Review of Social History, 35, (1), 33-70



Glynn S (2009) Glynn S (2009) Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World, London: Pluto Press



Gray N (2010) The Tyranny of Rent, Variant, 37, 37-43



Harvey D (2012) Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, London: Verso



Hodkinson (2012) The New Urban Enclosures, City, 16(5), 500-518



Hudson M (2006) The New Road to Serfdom: An Illustrated Guide to the Coming Real Estate Collapse, Harper’s Magazine, May



Hudson M (2010) From Marx to Goldman Sachs: The Fictions of Fictitious Capital, and the Financialization of Industry, Critique, 38 (3), 419-444



McLean (1983) The Legend of Red Clydeside, Edinburgh: John Donald Publishes LTD



Melling J (1983) Rent Strikes: Peoples’ Struggle for Housing in West Scotland, 1890-1916, Edinburgh: Polygon Books



Moorhouse B, Wilson M and Chamberlain C (1972) Rent Strikes - Direct Action and the Working Class, Socialist Register, 9(9)



Slater T (2013) Your Life Chances Affect Where you Live: A Critique of the ‘Cottage Industry’ of Neighbourhood Effects Research, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(2), 367-387



Smyth J J (1992) Rents, Peace, Votes: Working-class Women and Political Activity in the First World War. In, Breitenbach and Gordon, eds, Out of Bounds: Women in Scottish Society, 1800-1945, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press



Turner G (2008) The Credit Crunch: Housing Bubbles, Globalisation and the Worldwide Economic Crisis, London: Pluto Press



Vercellone C (2009) The Crisis of the Law of Value and the Becoming-Rent of Profit. In, Fumagalli A, Mezzadra S, eds, Crisis in the Global Economy: Financial Markets, Social Struggles, and New Political Scenarios, Semiotext(e), The MIT Press





Neil Gray,

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences,

Room 521, East Quadrangle,

Main Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/pgresearch/neilgray/#/researchsummary



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:47:17 +0530

From:    aditya <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Article Request



Gamble, A. 2001. ‘Neoliberalism’, Capital & Class 25: 127–34.



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--

'As the earth denied to hold me on, so I took refuge of the skies.'



Aditya Mohanty, MA (JNU),

Assistant Professor of Development Studies, Central University of Bihar,

Patna

Formerly Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar @ IIT Kanpur and UCL London

Contact Number: +91-8404934161; +91-9437411665

Alternate E-mail id(s): [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:06:44 +0100

From:    Tom Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: CfA CITY Journal: Peasant and Indigenous Struggles, Primitive Accumulation, and Global Capital



Call for Abstracts:

Peasant and Indigenous Struggles, Primitive Accumulation, and Global Capital

City Journal (scheduled for summer/autumn 2016 issue)





Since the last quarter of the 20th century, parts of the Global South began witnessing a rapid urban expansion accompanied by violent, mass displacement and the destruction of the non-urban. Marx’s conception of ‘primitive accumulation’, the transformation of the social means of production into capital via the mass dispossession of peasants and Indigenous groups, is ongoing and a crucial apparatus in the freeing up of space for surplus capital the world over.



This mass dispossession has been, and continues to be, enacted along racial and other lines of differentiation, demanding a deeper analytical engagement with racialisation, racism and the role of these in processes of accumulation and enclosure.



In the contemporary moment, primitive accumulation has become particularly pertinent given the amplified political-economic role of extraction (land as capital) vis-à-vis production (alienated labour as capital). As urban scholars (Brenner and Schmid 2011) contend to understand non-normative conceptions of the “urban” (the urban beyond the city) we are drawn to the relationship between the production of the urban and the multiple sites of conflict and contestation over displacement and dispossession in the non-urban (agricultural land grabs, oil spills, etc.). But these old cartographies of urban studies which map a distinction between the urban and the rural are complicated not only by the extension of the urban, but also by the import into the city of forms of organisation and resistance practiced in the countryside.



The special feature seeks to understand theories and practices of peasant and Indigenous resistance that confront capital in its ideological, economic, political, ecological, racial, gendered, ideological, and geographic dimensions across urban and rural space. We therefore invite contributions that engage with peasants and Indigenous peoples not as passive victims but as agents in shaping and circumscribing the actions of capital and the state.



Paper areas include (but are not limited to):

-          Resistances to mega-infrastructural development and extractive industries

-          Armed resistance and primitive accumulation in the 21st Century

-          Homegrown neoliberalism - resistance and consent to contemporary primitive accumulation

-          Intersections of resistance in confronting racial, gendered, economic, political, or social dimensions of dispossession

-          Economic force and resistances to private sector-led dispossession

-         The relationship between struggles and transnational capitalist development

-          Struggles of rural labour and peasants against capital, landowners, or the state

-          Worker organization, rural reserve army of labour, and neoliberal accumulation

-          Revolutionary politics, solidaristic links between peasant and proletarian struggles

-          Industrial capitals relocation from city to rural

-          Resistance to slum clearances in processes of urban spatial production and the relation of these forms of resistance to peasant and Indigenous politics

-          Learning and repetition of forms of resistance across urban and rural space





Please submit 200 word abstracts of papers to Ashok Kumar ([log in to unmask]) or Lisa Tilly ([log in to unmask]). Questions can be directed toward Tom Cowan ([log in to unmask]). Deadline for abstract submissions is October 10th, 2015. Authors will be informed by November and papers will be expected by in Spring 2016 (dates tbc). Papers will be expected to be between 8-10,000 words (depending on the number of submissions accepted). The special feature is scheduled to appear in a Summer/Autumn 2016 issue of City.



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:35:00 +0100

From:    Nichola Wood <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: GFGRG committee vacancy: Web coordinator



**Apologies for cross-posting**



The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) of the RGS-IBG is looking for a new web-coordinator. The web-coordinator works in partnership with our press officer to maintain the GFGRG website and help with our communication strategy. They must have experience of maintaining/creating websites using wordpress.  Experience of blogging would also be welcomed. There is also an expectation that the web coordinator will attend committee meetings (3-4 a year) either in person in London or via Skype and play a full role in supporting any activities/events that the committee organises. The web-coordinator does not need to be a member of the RGS-IBG. This is a voluntary/unpaid role.



To apply for this post please email Nichola Wood ([log in to unmask]) stating in 200-300 words why you want the position, what experience you have that would enable you to hold the post and whether you are an RGS-IBG member by Wednesday 14th October 2015.



Kind regards,



Nichola Wood (Chair, GFGRG)



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:59:30 +0000

From:    Jonathan Darling <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Research Associate post: Employee gentleness: an ethnographic study



Apologies for cross-posting.







Details below of an RA post at Manchester that may be of interest to list members. Whilst based in Manchester Business School, the project focuses on ethnographic methods and the study of care and gentleness in practice, and so resonates well with current work in geography.







Please address any enquiries on the post to Professor David Holman at: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>











Research Associate, 'Employee gentleness: an ethnographic study'



Manchester Business School, University of Manchester







You will work on a Lord Alliance Funded project ‘Employee gentleness: An ethnographic study’ and you will be joining a team of three academic staff, two from Manchester Business School (Professor Holman, Professor McCann) and one the School of Nursing (Dr Nagington). Your core duties will include conducting two ethnographic studies of employee gentleness in care settings, qualitative data analysis and designing and running a small training programme on employee gentleness.  Central aims of the project are to develop the theory of employee gentleness, to understand the contexts in which employee gentleness can be fostered, and to develop and pilot an on-line training programme on employee gentleness to help practitioners learn about and reflect on their care giving.



MBS has a strong reputation for developing the careers of researchers and it is anticipated that you will play a key role in co-authoring research reports and associated papers for academic conferences and publications. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.







Further details are available here: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10332







Further enquiries contact Professor David Holman: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>















Dr Jonathan Darling



Senior Lecturer in Human Geography



School of Environment and Development



The University of Manchester



Manchester, M13 9PL



1.032, Arthur Lewis Building



Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6698



Webpage: http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=jonathan.darling



ESRC Producing Urban Asylum project: http://www.producingurbanasylum.com<http://www.producingurbanasylum.com/>





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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:11:13 +0100

From:    Giorgos <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Undisciplined Environments - Political ecology conference - call for papers extended to October 9th



http://www.politicalecology.eu/news/item/entitleconference



--

Giorgos Kallis,

Leverhulme Visiting Professor,

Department of Development Studies, SOAS

http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff102560



ICREA Professor,

ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/Georgios-Kallis--481



follow at: www.twitter.com/g_kallis





vocabulary.degrowth.org



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:39:37 +0000

From:    Thomas Wimark <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Reading suggestions needed



Dear Critters,





I would like to ask if anyone has reading suggestions regarding research results and it´s media reception and outreach?





Very happy for any recommendations,



Thomas Wimark





Thomas Wimark, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral researcher in Human Geography

Department of Human Geography

Stockholm University

SE-10691 Stockholm

+46 8 164826 (office)



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:45:52 +0100

From:    David Wachsmuth <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: AAG 2016 CFP: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?



Apologies for cross-posting.



Why does everyone think cities can save the planet? New ideologies of urban nature in global sustainability politics



Call for papers, 2016 AAG annual meeting



Hillary Angelo, University of California Santa Cruz; David Wachsmuth, McGill University



While fears of global warming and environmental catastrophe loom ever greater, urban areas continue to expand unevenly. And, in the face of environmental crisis and urban crisis, the ideal of the ‘sustainable city’ is increasingly taking a leading role in urban planning and policy discourse. But if the city is to save the planet, who will save the city? And why does everyone think cities can save the planet in the first place? This session considers the reasons for, and political implications of, this phenomenon.



New ways of conceiving the urban have always been linked to the identification of new “problems” and strategies for urban governance—and to the production of new blindspots and new dynamics of sociopolitical contestation. The same is also true of nature: changing ideologies of nature suggest new understandings of environmental problems and solutions, and provoke new socio-environmental crises. This paper session seeks to examine the interconnectedness of these two propositions by interrogating two sets of ideologies. We ask: How do ideas about good cities and ideas about good natures co-produce the framing of urban sustainability problems and preferred solutions in urban policy worlds? How do organized and everyday politics reproduce urban nature ideologies, and how do they challenge them?



In particular, we are interested in papers that probe one or both of the following two related phenomena:



- The increasing city-centricity of sustainability discourse, policy, and governance: Why has sustainability planning increasingly become urban planning?

- The frequent invisibility of a range of urban sustainability problems and crises which occur beyond the city: How to (re?)introduce extended urbanization into global urban sustainability policy and planning?



Specific topics for presentations could include:



- The contradictions of global urban sustainability policy

- Urban political ecologies beyond the city

- The application of “smart city” policies to solve sustainability challenges

- Environmental dimensions of planetary urbanization

- Historical perspectives on changing urban and nature ideologies and their effects on planning and policy, and social-scientific accounts of these ideologies in operation at the level of policy or everyday life

- Examinations of the relationship between changing urban/nature ideologies and changing material conditions



Session participants will be invited to contribute their papers to a journal special issue to follow after the conference.



Submission process: if interested in participating in this session please contact [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] by October 10th with a brief abstract or proposed contribution. We will confirm participation by October 20th, in time for the AAG registration deadline of October 29th.



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Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:42:40 -0500

From:    Arun Saldanha <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: [crit-geog] VERY DIVERSE BOOKS FOR REVIEW in "cultural geographies" !!



Hi colleagues,



I have copies of the following books which I can send out to you if you promise to review them for Cultural Geographies.

A review is 500 words



Please forward to others you think may be interested.





Elizabeth Ammons and Modhumita Roy eds. Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Reader.

U of Georgia P 2015



(anthology with a literary bend)



Hazel Andrews ed. Tourism and Violence.

Ashgate 2014



Jessica Barnes and Michael R. Dove eds. Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change.

Yale UP 2015



Nicholas A. Brown and Sarah E. Kanouse, eds. Re-collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest.

U of Pittsburgh Press 2015



Barry Maxwell and Raymond Craib eds. No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms.

PM Press 2015



Aileen Moreton-Robinson  The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty.

U of Minnesota Press 2015



Mark B. Salter, ed. Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion.

U of Minnesota Press 2015





It’s even better - if you have a book in mind you definitely want to review, let me know! Of course, there should be some interest for cultural geography.





Best,

Arun















Arun Saldanha



Geography, Environment, and Society                University of Minnesota

      432 Social Sciences                       267 19th Av S

Minneapolis               MN 55455                        USA

     +1   612 625 9660

www.tc.umn.edu/~saldanha  <http://www.tc.umn.edu/~saldanha/>



Ashgate book series editor, “Cultural geographies: Rewriting the Earth”

www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5097&series_id=1218862616&calcTitle=1 <http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5097&series_id=1218862616&calcTitle=1>



Book review editor at cultural geographies

cgj.sagepub.com <http://cgj.sagepub.com/>





Published in 2013



Sexual Difference between Psychoanalysis and Vitalism

routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415836869 <http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415836869>



Deleuze and Race

www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748669592 <http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748669592>



Geographies of Race and Food: Fields Bodies Markets

www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409469254 <http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409469254>





























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