Book Handbook on the geographies of power / edited by Mat Coleman, John Agnew.
Associated Name: Coleman, Mat, editor.
Associated Name: Agnew, John A., editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number GF21 .H36 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ;Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785365630 9781785365638
Series title: Research handbooks in geography
Extent: viii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
The so-called 'spatial turn' in the social sciences has led to an increased interest in what can be called the spatialities of power, or the ways in which power as a medium for achieving goals is related to where it takes place. This unique and intriguing Handbook argues that the spatiality of power is never singular and easily modeled according to straightforward theoretical bullet-points, but instead is best approached as plural, contextually emergent and relational. The Handbook on the Geographies of Power consists of a series of cutting edge chapters written by a diverse range of leading geographers working both within and beyond political geography. It is organized thematically into the main areas in which contemporary work on the geographies of power is concentrated: bodies, economy, environment and energy, and war. The Handbook maintains a careful connection between theory and empirics, making it a valuable read for students, researchers and scholars in the fields of political and human geography. It will also appeal to social scientists more generally who are interested in contemporary conceptions of power.
Introduction to the Handbook on the Geographies of Power / Mat Coleman and John Agnew -- When ethnography meets space / Ishan Ashutosh -- Sex and sexuality: exploring the geographies of prostitution / Phil Hubbard -- Spatial technologies of racialized knowing: on visuality, measurement, and the law / Robin Wright, Eric Goldfischer, Aaron Mallory and Kate Derickson -- "This wack(yhut) idea!!!": the plantation bloc and political economy of prison expansion in Louisiana / Jenna M. Loyd -- Human, all too human, geographies / Claire Rasmussen and Michael Brown -- Reflections on the power in and the power of financial markets / Adam D. Dixon -- Corporate-state relations in the age of Trumpism: analytical problems with the neoliberal synthesis and some potential ways forward / Joshua Barkan -- Reproduction, justice and spatialities of power / Kendra Strauss -- Abstract and concrete labor in the age of informality / Vinay Gidwani -- The circulation of financial elites / John Allen -- The Anthropocene and geographies of geopower / Kathryn Yusoff -- The power of water / Philip Steinberg -- Animated place: invisible industrial technologies and the shaping of eating bodies / Nicholas Bauch -- Microontologies and the politics of emergent life / Nigel Clark and Myra Hird -- Destituent power and common use: reading Agamben in the Anthropocene / Bruce Braun and Stephanie Wakefield -- Human shields and the political geography of international humanitarian law / Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini -- Matrix governance and imperialism / Pádraig Carmody -- Governing banishment: settler colonialism, territory, and life in an economy of death / Lisa Bhungalia -- Military contracting and the labor of force projection / Adam Moore -- Autonomy, human vulnerability and the volumetric composition of US border policing / Geoff Boyce -- Maps, complexity, and the uncertainty of power / Luca Muscarà -- To help or not to help? Humanitarian spaces, power, and government / Jennifer Hyndman --
Power's outsides / Mat Coleman and John Agnew.