Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Stephen Legg, Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India

  Now out from Duke University Press – Stephen Legg’s Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Officially confined to red-light districts, brothels in British India were tolerated until the 1920s. Yet, by this time, prostitution … Continue reading

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Warwick Graduate Conference in Political Geography – call for papers

Please consider submitting a paper for the next Warwick Graduate Conference in Political Geography, held at the University of Warwick on 27-28 November, 2014. Full details here – keynote from Alex Jeffrey (University of Cambridge) Three travel grants of up to £250 … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks – Harvard, Groningen, Basel

I have three visiting lectures coming up over the next couple of months. In mid-September, I’ll be speaking at a conference on ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad: From Revolution through the Gulf War and Beyond‘ at … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Gentrification

Before and after pictures of Brooklyn’s rapid gentrification, using Google Maps time-machine street view. Of course, the pictures don’t show what happened to the displaced populations.

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Peter Hall (1932-2014)

Urbanist and geographer Peter Hall died two days ago. There is an obituary in The Guardian and one at Building Design.

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Elizabeth Lebas obituary

I was sorry to hear the news of the death of Elizabeth Lebas. The Guardian has an obituary from her daughter, Anna Goldie. I worked with Elizabeth on the Key Writings collection of Henri Lefebvre’s work, along with Eleonore Kofman. Kofman and Lebas … Continue reading

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Archipelago/Funambulist Conversation between Léopold Lambert and Stuart Elden on Territory and Volume

I’ve linked to content on Archipelago – the podcast companion site to Léopold Lambert’s The Funambulist – before. This time it’s a discussion with me, conducted at the CUSP offices in New York, and mainly discussing my 2013 article “Secure the … Continue reading

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