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Political Geography

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According to Vladimir Kolossov, Political geography is an academic discipline studying the interaction between political activity of people and integral geographical space, which includes physical, economic, social, cultural, and political spaces. 15,303 more words

Political Geography

The Dis/Appeared

As I work on my project with Oliver Hernández Lara on ‘landscapes of disappearance,’ I find this helpful resource — a video essay by Ian Alan Paul, linked trough Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog: The Dis/Appeared


Histories and Legacies of Solidarities with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (Glasgow, 22 May 2018)

On 22 May, the University of Glasgow is organising an event about the Histories and Legacies of Solidarites with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle. This event has been organised to mark the publication of a new book by Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe… 218 more words

City Of London Anti-Apartheid Group

Sierra Leone is the roundest country in the world (Zimbabwe is third)

H/T Felix Salmon

This reminded me of this paper by Laitin, Moortgat, Robinson:

….. For each country, we measure the degree to which its axes run across ecological biomes relative to within them.

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Politicizing disappearance: three scenes from central Mexico

I will give a talk here at the University of Wyoming next week at our Center for Global Studies. The arguments draw from my ongoing research with Oliver Hernández Lara… 293 more words


Walking in Derry: Encounters with the Unmastered Past

” ‘Past! A stupid word…
There, it’s past! What’s to read in it?'”
-Goethe, Faust, Part II. 11494-11600-3

Derry-time; Derry-place

                If an event is scheduled at half-seven, Derry wans will ring the taxi at half-seven. 2,939 more words

Human Geography


I suggest that a historical political ecology can be characterized as a field-informed interpretation of society-nature relations in the past (e.g., material, ideological, legal, spiritual), how and why those relations have changed (or not changed) over time and space, and the significance of those interpretations for improving social justice and nature conservation today (Offen, 2004: 21).

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