“More war than night”: Violence, resistance, and territory in Pará, Brazil

by David Meek, University of Georgia Adora sits on a rock-hard couch, leaning back to blow smoke upwards where it is refracted by the daylight, streaming through cracks in her clapboard house. Adora...
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Critical Cartography as Transformational Learning

by David Meek, University of Georgia A fundamental principle of critical geography is that maps are embodiments of power, differentially legitimizing particular communities, histories, and practices...
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Rio+20 and the People’s Summit: Dialogic or Disconnected Spaces?

by David Meek, University of Georgia Critical educational scholars have extensively explored the diversity of ways in which people learn within social movements (Welton 1993; Spencer 1995; Walter...
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Transforming space, creating place

by David Meek, University of Georgia On 17 April 1996 a massacre occurred in the southeastern corner of the Brazilian Amazon. 21 members of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement (Movimento dos...
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Kony 2012: “The rules have changed”

by David Meek, University of Georgia On 5 March 2012, the controversial NGO Invisible Children released the latest in their series of mini-documentaries about the plight of child soldiers in Uganda....
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Can we get there from here? Teleological red-lining and avoiding the ghetto

by Jim Thatcher, Clark University If nothing else, the past year removed any doubt as to mobile technology’s role as a potent force for social change.  From the streets of Cairo to Zuccotti Park,...
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‘Anonymous’ and the question of authenticity

by David Meek, University of Georgia In this post I’d like to explore another case of online activism and several of the questions it brings up about what constitutes ‘authentic’ political...
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The winter of Occupy Wall Street?

by David Meek, University of Georgia The Occupy Wall Street movement has focused a magnifying lens on the complex relationships between space and resistance. As we pay attention to the evolution of...
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Attending to imbricated spaces

by David Meek, University of Georgia Since its first manifestation in September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has occupied communication spaces at various scales. Throughout the world,...
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Intervention – 'Empty Words on Occupied Lands? Positionality, Settler Colonialism, and the Politics of Recognition'

by Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Department of Geography, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Traditional Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe Territories, Canada Positionality: An Empirical (and Personal)...
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