• The Antipode Film Project - Antipode Online

    The journal Antipode celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, and one of the ways in which we are marking the event is the launch of the Antipode Film Project. We have commissioned two publicly accessible online documentaries presenting some of radical geography’s leading thinkers. Speaking to a wide audience, from undergraduate students both within and beyond the discipline, as well as an interested public outside the university, we hope these films will offer cutting-edge resources for interpreting and changing our world.

    The Project envisioned short, engaging interventions from scholars “on location”, that is, in a place where they work, that their work speaks to or illuminates in some way. The films would introduce viewers to some of the most provocative thinking from critical geography’s leading lights. They would have attitude and directness, and be timely and pressing – springboards for discussion, inciting conversation. Among other things, we imagined the presenters might meditate on a “live” event or reflect on strategies for change or forms of organisation producing a more socially just and radically democratic life. Or they might comment on the state of radical practice and theory or introduce debate and disagreement around a politically contentious issue.

    Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore and David Harvey and the City are documentaries of the highest quality; both will be made available in perpetuity through our websites, AntipodeOnline.org and Wiley Online Library. Professors Ruth Wilson Gilmore and David Harvey were invited by the trustees of the Antipode Foundation to participate in the Project, working with directors Kenton Card and Brett Story respectively to talk about their research and its implications for praxis. We hope that the films will form a distinctive archive, preserved for teachers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in the history, present condition, and future directions of critical geography.

    #capitalism #géopolitique_critique #résistance #université_populaire

  • Mouvements antiracistes : un tournant dans l’histoire ?

    Alors que des réflexions débutent dans plusieurs pays sur le sort des statues d’esclavagistes, suite à leurs dégradations, le président français a affirmé son refus que la République « déboulonne des statues ». Comment traiter la mémoire de l’esclavage et de la colonisation dans l’espace public ? Après les manifestations massives aux États-Unis et les rassemblements en France, assiste-t-on à un renouveau des mouvements antiracistes ? Notre invitée est Françoise Vergès, politologue, historienne, autrice notamment de “Un féminisme décolonial” paru en 2019 aux éditions La Fabrique. Source : France Culture

  • Desire-based research

    “Communities in struggle, particularly Indigenous and negatively racialised communities should avoid “damage-centred” preoccupations and move towards research that is “desire-based (See Tuck 2009).”

    “Tuck’s clarion call to privilege desire over damage is neither meant to indicate that the consequences of colonialism are “over,” nor is Tuck suggesting that intergenerational and persisting colonial trauma go unspoken of or be denied. Rather, Tuck is offering desire-based research as an “antidote” to the dangers posed by damage-centred research which pathologises communities and defines them either by their injuries – or what they are perceived to be lacking.”

    Source: “This present relationship and its beauty…”: Indigenous Youth Activism and Desire-based Research in the Postcolonial Caribbean - Antipode Online

  • How friendship makes cities

    Male migrants’ caring friendships (dostis) make cities, Delhi, run. One of capitalism’s “hidden abodes”, these friendships cradle the urban poor through its insecurities and violences. Friendships create wiggle room: the space-times for making meaningful lives. The fluidity of friendships, the multiple forms of relatedness and betrayal they encompass, are particularly well suited to subtending informal economy work. Based on interviews with working class men, I argue: friendships are ontologies through which male migrants experience a city as a particular city. The city figures in the imaginations of men as a space of possibility for friendships not defined by caste, kinship, and gender relations. Translated into everyday practices of “caring karna”, the city is where the “doing of caring” across difference materializes. But friendship is agonistic, fraught and fragile; always vulnerable to unfriending, based on those very plays of difference, which may re-orient people away from it. In ephemeral and infinite friendships, men care by standing witness to violence, to fight against indifference, to stake citizens’ claims to a just city. Friendship offers social scientists and working-class migrants wiggle room, a space of hopeful, dynamic, and relational sociality, integral to a vision of the city as a space of possibility.

    Priti Ramamurthy is a Professor in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. An ethnographer, she has returned to the same villages in the Telangana region of southern India for three decades, to understand the relationship between the social reproduction of families, lives and livelihoods and processes of agrarian transformation. Prof. Ramamurthy’s articulation of feminist commodity chain analysis, as a way to track the creation of value and gendered identities, is a methodological contribution to studies of gender and globalization.

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