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Other Geographies

The Influences of Michael Watts
Antipode Book Series 1. Aufl.

von: Sharad Chari, Susanne Freidberg, Vinay Gidwani, Jesse Ribot, Wendy Wolford

19,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 27.07.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9781119184782
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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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
Notes on Contributors vii Introduction: Other Geographies, in the work of Michael Watts 1Sharad Chari, Susanne Freidberg, Jesse Ribot, Wendy Wolford and Vinay Gidwani 1 Academic Journeys in the Black Atlantic: Gender, Work and Environmental Transformations 29Judith Carney 2 Getting Back to our Roots: Integrating Critical Physical  and Social Science in the Early Work of Michael Watts 43Rebecca Lave 3 Binary Narratives of Capitalism and Climate Change:  Dangers and Possibilities 55Lucy Jarosz 4 Aggregate Modernities: A Critical Natural History of Contemporary Algorithms 63Jake Kosek 5 Peanuts for Cashews? Agricultural Diversification  and the Limits of Adaptability in Côte d’Ivoire 79Thomas J. Bassett and Moussa Koné 6 Life Itself Under Contract: A Biopolitics of Partnerships and Chemical Risk in California’s Strawberry Industry 97Julie Guthman 7 Commoditization, Primitive Accumulation and the Spaces of Biodiversity Conservation 111Roderick P. Neumann 8 Stopping the Serengeti Road: Social Media  and the Discursive Politics of Conservation in Tanzania 127Benjamin Gardner 9 Privatize Everything, Certify Everywhere:  Academic Assessment and Value Transfers 143Tad Mutersbaugh 10 Oil, Indigeneity and Dispossession 157Joe Bryan 11 Frontiers: Remembering the Forgotten Lands 169Teo Ballvé 12 Vibrancy of Refuse, Piety of Refusal:  Infrastructures of Discard in Dakar 185Rosalind Fredericks 13 Reclamation, Displacement and Resiliency in Phnom Penh 199Erin Collins Index
Sharad Chari, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley, and Visiting Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand. Susanne Freidberg, PhD is Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College. Vinay Gidwani, PhD is Professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. Jesse Ribot, PhD is Professor of Geography, Anthropology and Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois. Wendy Wolford, PhD is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University.
'The essays in this book represent a sampling of Watts' UC Berkeley students' work across the four decades he served as professor, muse, and driving force for colleagues as well as students. The collection provides an entrée into this important scholar's broad-ranging and compelling legacy that branches out and extends, like a family tree, to distant continents and global institutions. How has Michael Watts shaped Political Ecology and other subfields of Critical Human Geography? Let us count the ways.' Nancy Lee Peluso, Professor of Society & Environment, University of California, Berkeley, USA 'This important volume is a testament to the range of scholarship inspired by Michael Watts as illustrated by the insightful contributions of his former students, who are major scholars in their own right. Together, their contributions form an exciting new contribution to political ecology and critical agrarian studies - each presenting new understandings while tracing their intellectual debt to Watts's work.' Matt Turner, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Michael Watts is one of the most influential geographers of our time. Over the past four decades his research, writings, teaching and mentoring have relentlessly pushed boundaries, transforming his chosen field of geography and profoundly influencing many others including political ecology, agrarian studies, the political economy of development, food and famine studies, African studies and the cultural and political economy of post-colonialism. This book builds on his legacy, exploring its theoretical, analytical, and empirical implications and proposing exciting new possibilities for further explorations in the key of Watts. Bringing together essays by an international group of distinguished scholars, the essays featured in this book span an array of interrelated topics in the field including: the political economy and ecology of African societies; governmentality and territoriality in various Southern contexts; critiques of the "resource curse"; cultural materialist expositions of capitalism, modernity and development across the postcolonial world; extensions of the classical agrarian question in the late 20th and early 21st century; and persisting questions of food security, hunger and famine. This book is essential reading for scholars of geography and all of the fields on which Michael Watts has drawn and on which his work has had an influence, including anthropology, history, development studies, political science, sociology, environmental studies, African studies and cultural studies.
‘The essays in this book represent a sampling of Watts’ UC Berkeley students’ work across the four decades he served as professor, muse, and driving force for colleagues as well as students. The collection provides an entrée into this important scholar’s broad-ranging and compelling legacy that branches out and extends, like a family tree, to distant continents and global institutions. How has Michael Watts shaped Political Ecology and other subfields of Critical Human Geography? Let us count the ways.’Nancy Lee Peluso, Professor of Society & Environment, University of California, Berkeley, USA ‘This important volume is a testament to the range of scholarship inspired by Michael Watts as illustrated by the insightful contributions of his former students, who are major scholars in their own right. Together, their contributions form an exciting new contribution to political ecology and critical agrarian studies - each presenting new understandings while tracing their intellectual debt to Watts’s work.’ Matt Turner, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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