This critical engagement with Doreen Massey s ground-breaking work in geographic theory and its relationship to politics features specially commissioned essays from former students and colleagues, as well as the artists, political figures and activists whose thinking she has helped to shape. It seeks to mark and take forward her compelling contributions to geographical theorizing and political debate. * High profile contributors include Lawrence Grossberg, Chantal Mouffe, Jamie Peck and Jane Wills * The global reach and significance of Massey s work recommends this volume to a diverse readership * Provides an agenda for work on spatial politics and critical geography * Sets out the contours of a human geography informed by Doreen Massey s work
David Featherstone is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, UK. He studied with Doreen Massey for a PhD at the Open University in the late 1990s. His research focuses on transnational social movements and on the relations between space and politics. He is the author of Resistance Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), and Solidarity: Hidden Histories and Geographies of Internationalism (2012). Joe Painter is Professor of Geography at Durham University, UK. He also gained his PhD with Doreen Massey at the Open University, a decade earlier than his co-editor. The author (with Alex Jeffrey) of Political Geography: An Introduction to Space and Power (2009), his current research focuses on the prosaic geographies of the state.
List of Figures viii Notes on Contributors ix Foreword xiv Series Editors' Preface xix Acknowledgements xx Introduction: 'There is no point of departure': The Many Trajectories of Doreen Massey 1 David Featherstone and Joe Painter Part One: Space, Politics and Radical Democracy 19 1 Space, Hegemony and Radical Critique 21 Chantal Mouffe 2 Theorising Context 32 Lawrence Grossberg 3 Power-Geometry as Philosophy of Space 44 Arun Saldanha 4 Spatial Relations and Human Relations 56 Michael Rustin 5 Space, Democracy and Difference: For a Post-colonial Perspective 70 David Slater Part Two: Regions, Labour and Uneven Development 85 6 Spatial Divisions and Regional Assemblages 87 Allan Cochrane 7 Making Space for Labour 99 Jamie Peck 8 The Political Challenge of Relational Territory 115 Elena dell'Agnese Interlude: Your Gravitational Now 125 Olafur Eliasson Part Three: Reconceptualising Place 133 9 Place and Politics 135 Jane Wills 10 A Global Sense of Place and Multi-territoriality: Notes for Dialogue from a 'Peripheral' Point of View 146 Rogerio Haesbaert 11 A Massey Muse 158 Wendy Harcourt, Alice Brooke Wilson, Arturo Escobar and Dianne Rocheleau 12 A Physical Sense of World 178 Steve Hinchliffe Part Four: Political Trajectories 189 13 Working with Doreen Downunder: Antipodean Trajectories 191 Sophie Bond and Sara Kindon 14 Doreen Massey: The Light Dances on the Water 204 Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift 15 Place, Space and Solidarity in Global Justice Networks 213 Andrew Cumbers and Paul Routledge 16 The Socialist Transformation of Venezuela: The Geographical Dimension of Political Strategy 224 Ricardo Menendez 17 Place Beyond Place and the Politics of 'Empowerment' 235 Hilary Wainwright 18 'Stories So Far': A Conversation with Doreen Massey 253 Edited by David Featherstone, Sophie Bond and Joe Painter References 267 Index 289