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Dissident Geographies

An Introduction to Radical Ideas and Practice, 1st Edition

By Alison Blunt, Jane Wills


224 pages

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Dissident Geographies is an accessible and lively exploration of radical perspectives in human geography. The perspectives examined in the book reveal and resist certain power relations that have constituted geographical knowledge. The book has two main aims. First, rather than reify 'the' geographical tradition, Dissident Geographies introduces a number of geographical traditions that challenge and destabilize what counts as geographical knowledge. Second, the book shows how the production of geographical knowledge is tied to politics and struggles outside as well as within the academy. In each chapter, case studies illustrate the spatiality of political practice and the politics of geographical thought. In this way Dissident Geographies reveals the connections between power, politics and geographical knowledge.

Table of Contents

1. Dissident Geographies: An Introduction2. The Fire of Liberty: Anarchism and Geography3. Class, Capital and Space: Marxist Geographies4. Embodying Geography: Feminist Geographies of Gender5. Sexual Orientations: Geographies of Desire6. Decolonizing Geography:Postcolonial Perspectives

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography