Intervention – Cartographic Nationalism and Territorial Confusion in East Asia

by Marijn Nieuwenhuis, University of Warwick Introduction The idea of nationhood rests on the claim of a specific territorial area. The cartographic demarcating of territory automatically exposes,...
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A bit of radical humour for AAG week…

"A true joke...suddenly and explosively lets us see the familiar defamiliarised, the ordinary made extraordinary, and the real rendered surreal...Humour brings about a change of situation..." - Simon...
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Intervention – 'Doing the Right Thing in Detroit' by Andy Merrifield

“Neutrality isn’t cool” -- Justin Ravitz, Marxist Judge of Detroit Recorder’s Court, 1980 A little while ago, I participated in an evening of revolutionary politics at the Roxy Bar and...
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Intervention – Remote Sensing as Remote Control? A Political Geography of EU Border Surveillance

by Adam Levy, University of Colorado at Boulder When the EU received the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing “democracy and human rights in Europe”, it joined a group whose more incongruous...
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Intervention – Homeland Security and the Precarity of Life in the Borderlands

by Geoffrey Boyce (University of Arizona) and Jill Williams (Clark University) In Precarious Life, Judith Butler (2004) argues for a feminist transnational politics based on the precarity of life -...
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Intervention – Liberalism’s Slavery and the Geographies of Freedom

by Christopher Taylor, University of Chicago Almost immediately following Barak Obama’s re-election, an image began circulating through Twitter and Facebook that positioned the electoral...
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Intervention – The Right against the city

by Antonis Vradis, London School of Economics “Reclaim our cities”. “Self-organise”. “Take neighbourhood action”. Consider these slogans for a moment. Sound familiar? Indeed they should,...
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Intervention – The London Olympics: Urban Geopolitics

by Marijn Nieuwenhuis, University of Warwick As the London Olympics 2012 draw to a final close and the city returns to its quotidian routine it is perhaps time to analyse some of the long-term...
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Intervention – From Baseworld to Droneworld

by Ian Shaw, University of Glasgow Our planet is garrisoned by a network of around 1,100 bases operated by the U.S. military. Many of these sites exist in shadow because they are used for...
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Intervention – Towards a Multi-dimensional Concept of Forced Labour

by Siobhan McGrath, Lancaster University The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has recently updated its estimate of the number of people worldwide in forced labour. The new estimate is...
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