Category Archives: Neil Smith

Derek Gregory, ‘The Natures of War’ – Neil Smith memorial lecture

I made time to watch this powerful, and moving, lecture recently. I think I linked to it at the time, but worth a reminder. Well worth the time – some very good discussion of terrain and nature in warfare – … Continue reading

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Don Mitchell on Neil Smith – long article available

Don Mitchell‘s essay “Neil Smith, 1954-2012: Radical Geography, Marxist Geographer, Revolutionary Geographer” is available on his website. The whole thing is well worth reading, even if you know the work well. It’s a thoughtful and moving piece. What is especially … Continue reading

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Derek Gregory – The Natures of War

Derek Gregory to give the inaugural Neil Smith lecture at St Andrews on 14 November 2013.

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Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation – book series news

Nik Heynen has news of changes to the editorial board of the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation book series, along with news of the Neil Smith book prize.

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Social Justice and the City – CFP for Hong Kong Conference

Call for Papers: An International Conference on Social Justice and the City Organised by Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, on 4th – 6th December, 2013 at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong In Memory of Neil Smith, Who Had Devoted … Continue reading

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The AAG meeting

I’ve spent the last week in Los Angeles for the Association of American Geographers annual meeting. It was mainly in the Westin Bonaventure hotel – made famous in the 1980s by the readings of Fredric Jameson and Edward Soja. I … Continue reading

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Gaston Gordillo – The Destruction of Space

At Space and Politics, Gaston Gordillo has posted a fascinating excerpt from his forthcoming book The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space. Here’s the opening paragraph: The violent destruction of the void of the Gran Chaco by the state … Continue reading

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Neil Smith – “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster”

Written in 2006, as a response to Hurricane Katrina, Neil Smith’s piece “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster” has lost none of its importance.

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Neil Smith Obituary in The Guardian

Don Mitchell’s obituary of Neil Smith has just been published by The Guardian.

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Neil Smith’s Revolutionary Imperative

Short piece on Neil Smith at rabble.ca – picking up on a piece Neil published in Antipode entitled “The Revolutionary Imperative“.  

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