Monthly Archives: September 2012

Neil Smith as lecturer, and singing the Socialist ABC

There are lots of clips of Neil as lecturer online [more here], such as his AAG lecture for Progress in Human Geography in 2011: This one – posted by James Sidaway on the CUNY site, and also sent to me … Continue reading

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Tributes to Neil Smith

Many tributes to Neil Smith are appearing. There are several in the comments to the CUNY Graduate Center page, including from Trevor Barnes, John Agnew, Allen Scott, Sue Ruddick, Simon Dalby, Dick Peet, Ron Johnston, James Sidaway… too many to … Continue reading

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Neil Smith, 1954-2012

The Graduate Center at CUNY has the tragic news of the death early this morning of Neil Smith. Neil was a terrific scholar, incisive, creative and supportive, making several fundamental contributions to Geography and having a reach far beyond that … Continue reading

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‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’

Verso have posted another one their lists – this time ‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’. Twenty books here including Marx, Paul Mason, Peter Dews, Jameson, Anderson (Perry & Benedict), Stephen Lukes, Žižek, Eagleton, David Harvey, Therborn, Balibar, Vinayak Chaturvedi, … Continue reading

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Gaston Gordillo, The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space

At Space and Politics, Gaston Gordillo has a detailed discussion of his forthcoming book The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space. It looks to be both theoretically innovative and based on detailed fieldwork. He promises some more theoretical … Continue reading

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The Pepper-Spray outcomes

The New APPS blog has a useful post summarising and discussing the outcomes following the pepper-spraying of students at UC Davis last year. Here’s some of it, but the whole post is worth a read. The fallout from these events … Continue reading

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Ben Fraser – Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre, Space and the Culture(s) of Cities

Ben Fraser – “Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre, Space and the Culture(s) of Cities” from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo. For the Prezi, and more details see the Urban Cultural Studies blog Ben runs. And his book … Continue reading

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