Category Archives: Territory

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined Many thanks to Nico for this invitation, and for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on nearly everything I’ve worked on. This is part of a series of discussions … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Sabot, Ehlers and Krupar, Hyppolite, Loraux et al, Beaufret, Landscape as Territory

A mixed pile of things, mainly bought second-hand; along with two books I was sent – Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar, Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making, and Landscape as Territory, edited by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán. The last has a transcription of a … Continue reading

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‘Territory without Borders’ – my 2011 piece translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas

‘Territory without Borders‘ – my short 2011 piece published in the Harvard International Review has been translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas. Many thanks to Utku for doing this translation – and for alerting me and the journal that the … Continue reading

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Anna Stilz, Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration – OUP, October 2019 and discussion

Anna Stilz, Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration – OUP, October 2019 Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration offers a qualified defense of a territorial states-system. It argues that three core values-occupancy, basic justice, and collective self-determination-are served by an international system … Continue reading

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Mark Usher, ‘Territory Incognita’, Progress in Human Geography

Mark Usher, ‘Territory Incognita’, Progress in Human Geography, https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132519879492 (requires subscription) Tracing the lineage of territorial theorization, from legal container through dialectical, strategic and rhizomatic interpretations, this paper contends that more-than-human aspects of territory have been routinely circumvented by scholars seeking … Continue reading

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Land and Territory – Thinking Aloud with Brett Christophers and Penelope Anthias

Land and territory on Thinking Allowed Land Struggles: From Bolivia to Britain, the way that land is owned and controlled is central to many contemporary inequalities and political battles. Laurie Taylor talks to Brett Christophers, Professor in the Department of Social … Continue reading

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‘Terrain, Politics, History’, Dialogues lecture at the RGS-IBG conference (audio recording)

Yesterday I gave the Dialogues in Human Geography lecture at the RGS-IBG conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the theme of ‘Terrain, Politics, History’. It was chaired by Jeremy Crampton and had responses from Kimberley Peters, Rachael … Continue reading

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Books received – Neil Brenner, New State Spaces, and books from Duke University Press

A copy of Neil Brenner’s New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question, sent by Neil, and some books from Duke University Press in recompense for review work. They are Stuart Hall, Essential Essays and Cultural Studies 1983; Ann Laura Stoler, Duress, Ernesto Bassi, … Continue reading

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‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?’ article in Territory, Politics, Governance now published

My article ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?‘ is now published in Territory, Politics, Governance. It’s been available online for a while, but is now officially in an issue of the journal. If you don’t have institutional access, … Continue reading

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Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019

Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019, 6.30-8pm A panel discussion looking at both material and imagined borders, and the ways in which global warming challenges Western conceptions of territory. In 2014, Studio Folder initiated the … Continue reading

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