Last month we launched a symposium on Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann’s forthcoming Antipode paper, ‘Climate Leviathan’. The forum was structured like this: we made their paper open access; solicited four critical responses from fellow radical geographers; and opened the debate up to AntipodeFoundation.org readers, who offered shorter commentaries. The process, we think, has been productive, with the threads that constitute ‘Climate Leviathan’ being thoroughly pulled and closely examined – not so much to unravel its thesis, as to spin it on or stitch it together in novel ways.
Here, we’re pleased to present Joel and Geoff’s reply to their interlocutors; it’s as constructive and engaged as the critiques which stimulated it.
Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann, Solving for X: A reply to our critics
Thanks again to Joel, Geoff, and everyone who participated in the symposium.
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We’ve often said that we want AntipodeFoundation.org to become a forum where real dialogue happens as a matter of course, where colleagues/comrades feel comfortable discussing each others’ work, and we repeat that invitation now: If you’ve an idea for a symposium on work that’s innovative, provocative, ambitious, boundary pushing, or just plain radical, then please do get in touch.