10-14 April, 2018 | New Orleans, US Outline: Unicorns stalk Silicon Valley (promising huge returns to investors), big pharma ramps up drug prices on the back of knowledge monopolies (buying back their shares with the profits), multinational corporations hide ‘their’ intellectual property in offshore shell companies (avoiding much-needed taxes), and governments turn the air we … More Call For Papers: Rent, rent-seeking and rentiership in geographical perspective
Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence … More ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
David Harvey, one of the most influential figures in geography and urban studies, and among the most cited intellectuals of all time across the humanities and social sciences, delivered a featured lecture, “Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason,” at the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting.
From Lexington Books. by Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello, Marc James Leger, Cayley Sorochan, Heather A. Vrana Marxism and Urban Culture is the first volume to reconcile social science and humanities perspectives on culture. Covering a range of global cities—Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Mexico City, Montreal, Osaka, … More New Book: Marxism and Urban Culture
44 years ago Antipode published David Harvey’s essay “Revolutionary and Counter-Revolutionary Theory in Geography and the Problem of Ghetto Formation”. Taking geographers to task, demanding some serious self-criticism, it was subject to its fair share of discussion and debate then, has re-appeared in a few venues over the years (from Harvey’s own Social Justice and the City, … More Did We Accomplish the Revolution in Geographic Thought?
From University of Minnesota Press: For the first time in English, Lefebvre’s essential work on how Marx and Engels conceptualized the development of the city. Henri Lefebvre reviews the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels for analysis on the life and growth of the city, describing its transition from life under feudalism to modern … More New Book: Marxist Thought and the City
Anarchist Political Ecology: Theoretical Horizons and Empirical Axes CALL FOR PAPERS: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, April 5-9, 2017 We welcome presentations in non-traditional and participatory formats. Also, if you would like to participate in other ways (e.g. discussant) then please feel free to contact Martin Locret-Collet and Simon Springer. Please send … More Anarchist Political Ecology: Theoretical Horizons and Empirical Axes