'Race, Space, and Nature' – two AAG sessions and an open access Antipode symposium

Just in time for the AAG annual meeting next month, our forthcoming symposium, Race, Space Nature, edited by Rachel Brahinsky (University of San Francisco), Jade Sasser (Loyola Marymount University) and Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (Goucher College), is close to completion. The papers are available online now – without a subscription – and will be in print in volume 46, number 5 later this year.

Rachel, Jade and Laura-Anne have organised two sessions in Tampa based on the papers, Race, Space, and Nature I and II (4168 and 4268), on Friday 11 April from 08:00 to 9:40 and from 10:00 to 11:40, both in Meeting Room 1, Marriott, Second Floor.

Race, Space, and Nature I sees Julie Guthman (University of California Santa Cruz) presenting her Antipode paper Doing justice to bodies? Reflections on food justice, race, and biology;

Jade presenting From darkness into light: Race, population, and environmental advocacy; and

Lindsey Dillon (University of California Berkeley) presenting Race, waste, and space: Brownfield redevelopment and environmental justice at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Race, Space, and Nature II sees Uli Linke (Rochester Institute of Technology) presenting her Antipode paper Racializing cities, naturalizing space: The seductive appeal of iconicities of dispossession;

Laura-Anne presenting Knowing “good food”: Immigrant knowledge and the racial politics of farmworker food insecurity; and

Rachel presenting Race and the making of southeast San Francisco: Towards a theory of race-class.

The Antipode symposium also includes Emily McKee (Brandeis University) on Performing rootedness in the Negev/Naqab: Possibilities and perils of competitive planting and an afterword by Carolyn Finney (University of California Berkeley), Brave new world? Ruminations on race in the twenty-first century. Sharlene Mollett (Dartmouth College) will be a discussant at the sessions.

More on Antipode at the AAG soon…