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Other Geographies. The Influences of Michael Watts. Edition No. 1. Antipode Book Series

  • ID: 4226221
  • Book
  • October 2017
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An international group of distinguished scholars pay homage to and build on the work of one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Michael Watts.

  • Shows how Michael Watts’ research, writings, teaching and mentoring have relentlessly pushed boundaries, transforming his chosen field of geography and beyond
  • Spans an array of topics including the political economy and ecology of African societies, governmentality and territoriality in various Southern contexts, food security, cultural materialist expositions of capitalism, modernity and development across the postcolonial world
  • Builds on his legacy, exploring its theoretical, analytical, and empirical implications and proposing exciting new possibilities for further exploration in the tracks of Watts
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Series Editors’ Preface vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction: Other Geographies, in the work of Michael Watts 1
Sharad Chari, Susanne Freidberg, Jesse Ribot, Wendy Wolford and Vinay Gidwani

1 Academic Journeys in the Black Atlantic: Gender, Work and Environmental Transformations 29
Judith Carney

2 Getting Back to our Roots: Integrating Critical Physical and Social Science in the Early Work of Michael Watts 43
Rebecca Lave

3 Binary Narratives of Capitalism and Climate Change: Dangers and Possibilities 55
Lucy Jarosz

4 Aggregate Modernities: A Critical Natural History of Contemporary Algorithms 63
Jake Kosek

5 Peanuts for Cashews? Agricultural Diversification and the Limits of Adaptability in Côte d’Ivoire 79
Thomas J. Bassett and Moussa Koné

6 Life Itself Under Contract: A Biopolitics of Partnerships and Chemical Risk in California’s Strawberry Industry 97
Julie Guthman

7 Commoditization, Primitive Accumulation and the Spaces of Biodiversity Conservation 111
Roderick P. Neumann

8 Stopping the Serengeti Road: Social Media and the Discursive Politics of Conservation in Tanzania 127
Benjamin Gardner

9 Privatize Everything, Certify Everywhere: Academic Assessment and Value Transfers 143
Tad Mutersbaugh

10 Oil, Indigeneity and Dispossession 157
Joe Bryan

11 Frontiers: Remembering the Forgotten Lands 169
Teo Ballvé

12 Vibrancy of Refuse, Piety of Refusal: Infrastructures of Discard in Dakar 185
Rosalind Fredericks

13 Reclamation, Displacement and Resiliency in Phnom Penh 199
Erin Collins

Index 215

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Sharad Chari
Susanne Freidberg
Vinay Gidwani
Jesse Ribot
Wendy Wolford
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