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1st Edition

Geographies of Displacement/s

Edited By

Kendra Strauss

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ISBN 9781032463339
May 29, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

This book assembles cutting edge contemporary research and thinking on multiple forms and meanings of displacements and their geographies: patterns of shifting, dislocation, or putting out of place; substitutions of one idea for another or the unconscious transfer of intense feelings or emotions; activities occurring outside their normal context; and replacements of one thing by another.

The COVID-19 pandemic, declared by the World Health Organization in 2020, produced new displacements and intensified existing patterns of displacement and dispossession. At the same time, socionatural displacements—floods, fires, droughts, hurricanes, sea-level rise, species loss, and dislocation—were the backdrop to the displaced and deferred hopes of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The chapters in this volume contend with how we as geographers conceptualize and theorize displacements; the range of sites, spaces, processes, affects, scales, and actors we study with to understand them; and what is at stake politically in how we research displacements. It is also a pandemic archive of academic labor, in which we find traces of displacements within and beyond the academic discipline of geography.

Geographies of Displacement/s will be of particular interest to students, scholars and researchers of Geography including those interested in human geography, socio-natural displacements, and the politics of migration and displacement. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Displacements

Kendra Strauss

Part I: Theorizing Displacements

1. The Need for Inter/Subdisciplinary Thinking in Critical Conceptualizations of Displacement

Asa Roast, Deirdre Conlon, Glenda Garelli and Louise Waite

2. Provincializing Trump: Organized Displacement in Global Politics

Diren Valayden

3. Environmental Displacement in the Anthropocene

Elizabeth Lunstrum and Pablo S. Bose

4. Species on the Move: Environmental Change, Displacement and Conservation

Richard Matthew, Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao, Philippe Le Billon and Galeo Saintz

5. Cumulative Socionatural Displacements: Reconceptualizing Climate Displacements in a World Already on the Move

Lisa C. Kelley, Annie Shattuck and Kimberley Anh Thomas

6. The Power to Stay: Climate, Cocoa, and the Politics of Displacement

Sean F. Kennedy

7. Robotics, Affective Displacement, and the Automation of Care

Casey R. Lynch, David Bissell, Lily A. House-Peters and Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.

Part II: Understanding Experiences of Displacement: Concepts, Methodologies, and Data

8. Lessons from Fire: The Displaced Radiata Pine on Mapuche Homelands and the California Roots of Chile’s Climate Crisis

Cinthya Ammerman

9. For Autoethnographies of Displacement Beyond Gentrification: The Body as Archive, Memory as Data

Stefano Bloch

10. Trauma as Displacement: Observations from Refugee Resettlement

Patricia Ehrkamp, Jenna M. Loyd and Anna J. Secor

11. The Double Bind of Displacement: U.S. Sanctions, the Muslim Ban, and Experiences of Dislocation for Iranians Pursuing Higher Education in the United States

A. Marie Ranjbar

12. Urban Flight and Rural Rights in a Pandemic: Exploring Narratives of Place, Displacement, and "the Right to Be Rural" in the Context of COVID-19

S. Ashleigh Weeden, Jean Hardy and Karen Foster

Part III: Urbanization and Infrastructures

13. Rebordering South Asia: Displaced Persons and Urbanization

Sharif A. Wahab and Ishan Ashutosh

14. Market-Induced Displacement and Its Afterlives: Lived Experiences of Loss and Resilience

Helga Leitner, Eric Sheppard and Emma Colven

15. Subterranean Displacements and Replacements in Singapore: Politics, Materialities, and Mentalities

Chih Yuan Woon and Klaus Dodds

16. Vertical Gentrification: A 3D Analysis of Luxury Housing Development in New York City

John Lauermann

17. Displacement without Redistribution: Practicality and Reproduction in the Digitalization of Logistics

Jess Bier

Part IV: Bringing in the State

18. Disrupting Infrastructures of Colonial Hydro-Modernity: Lepcha and Dakelh Struggles against Temporal and Territorial Displacements

Mabel Denzin Gergan and Tyler McCreary

19. Revisiting the Natures of War: Aegean Islands and the Ecologies of Displacement during the Civil War (1946–1949)

Dimitrios Bormpoudakis and Panos Bourlessas

20. Multiscalar Practices of Fossil Fuel Displacement

Siddharth Sareen, Jakob Grandin and Håvard Haarstad

21. Precarious (Dis)Placement: Temporality and the Legal Rewriting of Refugee Protection in Denmark

Malene H. Jacobsen

Part V: Politics and Praxis

22. Contending with the Palimpsest: Reading the Land through Black Women’s Emotional Geographies

Andrea Roberts and Maia L. Butler

23. Disrupting Displacements: Making Knowledges for Futures Otherwise in Gullah/Geechee Nation

Kate Driscoll Derickson

24. Community-Engaged Regenerative Mapping in an Age of Displacement and COVID-19

Solange Muñoz, Elizabeth A. Walsh, J. A. Cooper and Jeremy Auerbach

25. "Migration Is Not a Crime": Migrant Justice and the Creative Uses of Paddington Bear

David K. Seitz

26. "We’re Still Here": An Abolition Ecology Blockade of Double Dispossession of Gullah/Geechee Land

Dean Hardy, Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen

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Kendra Strauss is a Feminist Economic and Labour Geographer who has published widely on paid and unpaid work, care labour, social reproduction, and geographies of labor regulation. She is a Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, where she is the Director of the Labour Studies Program, and an Associate Member of the Department of Geography. She is also an Editor, Human Geography, for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.