Subaltern Geographies

Edited by Tariq Jazeel and Stephen Legg

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Pages: 250

Illustrations: 2 b&w images

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 03/15/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5488-0

List Price: $32.95


Pub Date: 03/15/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5459-0

List Price: $99.95

Subaltern Geographies

Edited by Tariq Jazeel and Stephen Legg

A critical examination of spatial categorizations and geographical imaginations in the wake of subaltern studies

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Subaltern Geographies is the first book-length discussion addressing the relationship between the historical innovations of subaltern studies and the critical intellectual practices and methodologies of cultural, urban, historical, and political geography. This edited volume explores this relationship by attempting to think critically about space and spatial categorizations.

Editors Tariq Jazeel and Stephen Legg ask, What methodological-philosophical potential does a rigorously geographical engagement with the concept of subalternity pose for geographical thought, whether in historical or contemporary contexts? And what types of craft are necessary for us to seek out subaltern perspectives both from the past and in the present? In so doing, Subaltern Geographies engages with the implications for and impact on disciplinary geographical thought of subaltern studies scholarship, as well as the potential for such thought. In the process, it probes new spatial ideas and forms of learning in an attempt to bypass the spatial categorizations of methodological nationalism and Eurocentrism.

[Subaltern Geographies] is an excellent source for those seeking to be introduced to different perspectives on the topic of subalternity. . . . highly recommended reading to tease the need for collaboration, shared learning and situated knowledge.

—Claudia Seldin, Urban Studies Online

David Arnold

Sharad Chari

David Featherstone

Vinay Gidwani

Mukul Kumar

Sunil Kumar

Anna F. Laing

Colin McFarlane

Sarah A. Radcliffe

Ananya Roy

Jo Sharp

About the Author/Editor

Tariq Jazeel (Editor)
TARIQ JAZEEL is a reader in human geography at the University College London. He is the author of Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood and coeditor of Spatializing Politics: Culture and Geography in Postcolonial Sri Lanka. He is also a coeditor of Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography and a member of the editorial collective Social Text.

Stephen Legg (Editor)
STEPHEN LEGG is a professor of historical geography at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi's Urban Governmentalities and Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India and the editor of Spatiality, Sovereignty, and Carl Schmitt: Geographies of the Nomos.