The Editorial Collective and the broader Antipode community have been deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Gordon MacLeod. Gordon was a singular voice in critical geography who was a good friend to Antipode and responsible for publishing a number of key articles in the journal. In tribute we have made his contributions to the journal free to view. They demonstrate both key aspects of his contribution to the discipline and his broader political engagement and energy.
As his Antipode contributions demonstrate, his work was animated by an incisive theoretical rigour which was put to work to make sense of particular situations and contexts. The passion with which he did this comes through strongly in his classic analysis of the inequalities of Glasgow’s urban renewal, an article which unfortunately remains all too prescient twenty years on. A deep commitment to questions of social justice informed his works, as the “Grammars of Urban Injustice” Symposium that he co-edited with his friend and colleague Colin McFarlane makes clear. His conviction that working towards social justice involved challenging entrenched spatial inequalities has left us an important body of work with which to continue that struggle.
David Featherstone, Glasgow, 22 November 2022
Gordon’s contribution to the “Spaces of Neoliberalism” Special Issue:
Gordon MacLeod (2002) “From Urban Entrepreneurialism to a ‘Revanchist City’? On the Spatial Injustices of Glasgow’s Renaissance.” Antipode 34(3):602-624 https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8330.00256
The “Grammars of Urban Injustice” Symposium, edited by Colin McFarlane and Gordon:
Gordon MacLeod and Colin McFarlane (2014) “Grammars of Urban Injustice.” Antipode 46(4):857-873 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12085
Geoff DeVerteuil (2014) “Does the Punitive Need the Supportive? A Sympathetic Critique of Current Grammars of Urban Injustice.” Antipode 46(4):874-893 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12001
Jon May and Paul Cloke (2014) “Modes of Attentiveness: Reading for Difference in Geographies of Homelessness.” Antipode 46(4):894-920 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12043
Loretta Lees (2014) “The Urban Injustices of New Labour’s ‘New Urban Renewal’: The Case of the Aylesbury Estate in London.” Antipode 46(4):921-947 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12020
Tom Slater (2014) “The Myth of ‘Broken Britain’: Welfare Reform and the Production of Ignorance.” Antipode 46(4):948-969 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12002
Justus Uitermark and Walter Nicholls (2014) “From Politicization to Policing: The Rise and Decline of New Social Movements in Amsterdam and Paris.” Antipode 46(4):970-991 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12025
Kurt Iveson (2014) “Building a City For ‘The People’: The Politics of Alliance-Building in the Sydney Green Ban Movement.” Antipode 46(4):992-1013 https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12047