Towards a reading list on Trump’s Geographies

The updated version of the reading list is here. Last updated 26 January 2017.

Today’s news that George Orwell’s 1984 is the best-selling book on Amazon is perhaps unsurprising, given the bleak times we are in. A few people have come up with reading suggestions (i.e. here and here) to make sense of the Trump presidency, but I’ve yet to see a list on his geographies. So, perhaps this initial start will be useful. The idea is to list the handful of books you’d suggest as reading on one or more of the key topics. Obviously there is going to be a timelag before there is academic literature on Trump, so the point is background reading to try to make sense of things.

I’m sure there are plenty of readers able to contribute on race, labour relations, gender, geopolitics, foreign relations with China, Russia and elsewhere, energy and climate change, and so on.

I’d prefer that links were to books, rather than articles or websites, but if those are really useful that’s fine. Some relation to geography would be appreciated – others are doing the more general reading.

Please add them as comments (not by email, on Facebook or Twitter, please) and I’ll add them to the page – which will become the permanent record.

It seems unlikely that Trump himself reads much, but The Guardian has some suggestions for him here.

The Wall

Wendy Brown, Walled States, Waning Sovereignty, New York: Zone, 2010.

Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Michael Dear, Why Walls Won’t Work, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Reece Jones, Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel, London: Zed, 2013.

The updated version of the reading list is here. Last updated 26 January 2017.

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2 Responses to Towards a reading list on Trump’s Geographies

  1. Ken MacDonald says:

    Kanstroom, D. (2012) Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New America Diaspora. New York: Oxford University Press.

  2. macdo142 says:

    Kanstroom, D. (2012) Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New America Diaspora. New York: Oxford University Press.

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