Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development

Matthew Sparke (University of Washington), Vicky Lawson (University of Washington), Katharine Rankin (University of Toronto), Michael Watts (University of California, Berkeley), and Stephen Young...
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Book review symposium – Brenda Parker’s “Masculinities and Markets: Raced and Gendered Urban Politics in Milwaukee”

Thanks to Heather McLean (University of Glasgow) we’re able to present here a superb series of engagements with Brenda Parker’s Masculinities and Markets: Raced and Gendered Urban...
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Book review – “The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives”, “The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert” and “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being”

Macarena Gómez-Barris, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8223-6875-5 (cloth); ISBN: 978-0-8223-6897-7 (paper) Eyal...
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Book review – Paul Richards’ “Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic” (Zed Books, 2016)

Paul Richards, Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic, London: Zed Books, 2016. ISBN: 9781783608591 (cloth); ISBN: 9781783608584; ISBN: 9781783608614 (ebook) Black Mirror: Did...
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Book review – Adam Mayer’s Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria (Pluto Press, 2016)

Reviewed by Michael Watts (Department of Geography, UC Berkeley) It is a striking irony that while Marxian ideas were omnipresent in serious intellectual and political circles across the African...
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Authors Meet Critics: Harald Bauder’s Migration Borders Freedom and Pierpaolo Mudu and Sutapa Chattopadhyay’s Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy

Authors Meet Critics Migration Borders Freedom By Harald Bauder Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy Edited by Pierpaolo Mudu and Sutapa Chattopadhyay American Association of Geographers 2017...
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Book review symposium – Rebecca Kinney’s “Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier”

Editor’s introduction In the opening chapter of Rebecca Kinney’s Beautiful Wasteland, a book focused on the dissection of the narrative of a new Detroit, a decade of hype and hope, she offers...
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Book Review Symposium – James Ferguson’s “Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution”

James Ferguson, Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution, Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8223-5895-4 (cloth); ISBN: 978-0-8223-5886-2 (paper) Editor’s...
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Review essay – “Institutionalized Ignorance and Manufactured Oblivion: Reading Noga Kadman’s ‘Erased from Space and Consciousness’ from an Agnotological Perspective”

This time last week we posted a video abstract for Nora Stel’s new paper, “The Agnotology of Eviction in South Lebanon’s Palestinian Gatherings: How Institutional Ambiguity and Deliberate...
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Book Review Symposium – Andrew Brooks’ “Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes”

Andrew Brooks, Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes, London: Zed Books, 2015. ISBN: 9781783600670 (paper); ISBN: 9781783600687 (cloth) Editor’s...
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