In the last two decades, new political subjects have been created through the actions of the new social movements; often by asserting the unfixed and `overdetermined' character of identity. Further, in attempting to avoid essentialism, people have frequently looked to their territorial roots to establish their constituency. A cultural politics of resistance, as exemplified by Black politics, feminism, and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimintion into spaces of resistance.
This book collects together perspectives which challenge received notions of geography; which are in danger of becoming anachronisms, without a language to articulate the new space of resistance, the new politics of identity.
Liz Bondi, University of Edinburgh; Doreen Massey, The Open University; George Revill, Oxford Brooks University; David Harvey, School of Geography, Oxford; Barnor Hesse, University of East London; Neil Smith, Rutgers University, Sue Golding, University of Essex; Sarah Radcliffe, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College; Cindi Katz, City University of New York; Ed Soja and Barbara Hooper, University of California at Los Angeles