The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture – “Retelling Stories, Disrupting ‘the Social’, Relearning the World” by Richa Nagar

Details of Richa Nagar’s Antipode lecture tomorrow, along with a number of open access papers linked to the topic.

The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture

Retelling Stories, Disrupting “the Social”, Relearning the World

Richa Nagar (University of Minnesota)

The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture will take place on Wednesday 30th August between 16:50 and 18:30 in the Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. The Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Antipode’s publisher, Wiley.

The dominant landscape of knowledge and policy rests on a fundamental inequality: bodies who are seen as hungry or precarious are assumed to be available for the interventions of experts, but those experts often obliterate the ways that the hungry actively create politics and knowledge by living a dynamic vision of what is ethical and what makes the good life. Such living frequently involves a creative praxis of refusal against imposed frameworks. For Nagar, learning from such refusals requires “hungry translations” that are…

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