GEOG 5370

Week 1: January 4

Definitions of “equality”, “equity”, “inequality, spatial”, “welfare geography” “welfare state” and “social justice” from R.J. Johnstone, D.Gregory, G. Pratt and M.Watts (Eds.), 2000 The Dictionary of Human Geography, (4th Edition), Blackwell: Oxford, UK and Malden, USA. On reserve in the GRC or electronically

Attoh, K. (2011) What kind of right is the right to the city? in Progress in Human Geography, Progress in Human Geography, 35(5) 669–685.

Sasson, S. (2010) The city: Its return as a lens for social theoryCity, Culture and Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010 Pages 3-11.

Week 2: January 11

Fainstein, S. (1997) “Justice, politics, and the creation of urban space” (Chapter 2) in A. Merrifield and E.Swynedouw (Eds.) The Urbanization of Injustice. New York University Press: New York. In the GRC

Roy, A. (2005) Urban Informality: Towards an Epistemology of Planning in Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 71, No. 2, Spring 2005.

Robinson, J. 2011. Cities in a World of Cities: The Comparative Gesture. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 35.1,  pp.1-23.

Peck J (2011) Global Policy Models, Globalizing Poverty Management: International Convergence or Fast-Policy Integration in Geography Compass 5/4:164-181.


Week 3: January 18

Featherstone, D. (2013). Black internationalism, subaltern cosmopolitanism, and the spatial politics of antifascism. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(6), 1406-1420.

Rabasa, J. (2005). The comparative frame in subaltern studies1. Postcolonial Studies, 8(4), 365-380.

Pandey, G. (2005). Notions of community: Popular and subaltern. Postcolonial Studies, 8(4), 409-419.

Spivak, G. C. (2005). Scattered speculations on the subaltern and the popular. Postcolonial Studies, 8(4), 475-486.

Alexander, C. (2009). Introduction: Stuart Hall and “race”. Cultural Studies, 23(4), 457-482.

Week 4: January 25

Mbembe, A. (2003). Necropolitics. Public Culture, 15(1), 11-40.

Tomiak, J. (2017). Contesting the settler city: Indigenous Self‐Determination, new urban reserves, and the neoliberalization of colonialism. Antipode, 49(4), 928-945.

Sidaway, J. (2000). Postcolonial geographies: An exploratory essay. Progress in Human Geography, 24(4), 591-612.

Robinson, J. (2003). Postcolonialising geography: Tactics and pitfalls. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 24(3), 273-289.

Yeoh, B. (2001). Postcolonial cities. Progress in Human Geography, 25(3), 456-468.

Week 5: February 1

Sparke, M. (2003). American empire and globalisation: Postcolonial speculations on neocolonial enframing. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 24(3), 373-389.

Lefebvre, H (2003, 1977) “Space and the State” in Brenner, Jessop, Jones and Macleod (eds) State/Space, A Reader, 2003. Blackwell, Publishing. On reserve in the GRC

Harvey, D. (1998, 1985) “On Planning the Ideology of Planning” in Campbell, S. and Fainstein, S (eds) Readings in Planning Theory.  Blackwell. Chapter 8, pp 176-197//The Urbanization of Capital. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, pp 165-84. On reserve in the GRC

Isin, E (2007) City.State: Critique of Scalar Thought Citizenship Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, 211–228, May 2007.

Week 6: February 8

Hayek F.A. (1944) Individualism and Collectivism, Chapter 3 in The Road to Serfdom  (ed, 2007) Bruce Caldwell, University of Chicago Press. Available in the GRC

Hall, S., & O'Shea, A. (2013). Common-sense neoliberalism: the battle over common sense is a central part of our political life. Soundings: A Journal of politics and culture., (55),8-24.

Peck, J. (2011). Global policy models, globalizing poverty management: International convergence or Fast‐Policy integration? Geography Compass, 5(4), 165-181.

Brenner, N., & Theodore, N. (2002). Preface: From the “New localism” to the spaces of neoliberalism. Antipode, 34(3), 341-347.

Robinson, J. (2011). The travels of urban neoliberalism: Taking stock of the internationalization of urban theory. Urban Geography, 32(8), 1087-1109.

Week 8: February 15

Foucault, M. (2001) “Governmentality” in Power: Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984, Volume 2. New Press, pp 201-222 On reserve in the GRC

Sandercock, L. (1998) “Planning for Cosmopolis: A New Paradigm” (Chapter 8) in Towards Cosmopolis  John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, England. On reserve in the GRC

Foucault, M. (1997) Society must be Defended Chapter 11. pg 239 – 264. On reserve in the GRC

Amin, A., Thrift, N. (2007) “Powerful Cities” and “Democratic Cities” (pp105-156) in Cities: Reimagining the Urban. Blackwell Publishing. On reserve in the GRC

Young, I.M (2000) Residential Segregation and Regional Democracy. In Inclusion and Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Miller, B. (2013) “Social Movements in Urban Society: The City as a Space of Politicization” in Urban Geography, Vol.34, pp 452-473.

Week 9: March 3

De Certeau (1988) Spatial Practices - Walking in the City and Spatial Stories in The Practice of Everyday Life. University of California Press, pp 91-110; pp 115-130.On reserve in the GRC

Flusty, S. (2000) “Thrashing Downtown: Play as resistance to the spatial and representational regulation of Los Angeles” in Cities, Vol. 17, no.2, pp 149-158.

Ruddick, S. (1996) "Constructing Difference in Public Spaces: Race, Class and Gender as Interlocking Systems", Urban Geography, 17: 2, pp. 132-151.

McCann, E. J. (1999). Race, protest, and public space: Contextualizing Lefebvre in the U.S. city.Antipode, 31(2), 163-184.

Isin, Engin F. (2008). “The city as the site of the social” in: Isin, Engin F. ed. Recasting the Social in Citizenship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 261–280. 

Week 10: March 10

Amin, A (2002) Ethnicity and the multicultural city: living with diversity in Environment and Planning A, volume 34, pp 959-980

Zengotita, T (2003) “Common Ground: Finding our way back to the Enlightenment” in Harper’s Magazine, January, 2003.

Ahmed S. and Swan E. (2006) “Doing Diversity” in Policy Futures in Education, Volume 4, Number 2. Pp 96-100. (short article, for supplementary reading)

Alexander, C. (2009) “Introduction: Stuart Hall and ‘race’” in Cultural Studies Vol.23, No. 4 pp 457-482.

Bigo, D. (2002) “Security and Immigration: Toward a Critique of the Governmentality of Unease” in Alternatives 27, Special Issue 63-92.

Jennifer Hyndman (2012) The Geopolitics of Migration and Mobility, Geopolitics,17:2, 243-255, DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2011.569321

Week 11: March 17

Witten, K, Kearns, R., Lewis, N., Coster, H. (2003) “Educational restructuring from a community viewpoint: a case study of school closure from Invercagill, New Zealand” in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, volume 21, pp 203-223.

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251.

Redden, J.C. (2002) “Health Care Entitlement and Citizenship Development” (Chapter 2) in Health Care, Entitlement and Citizenship. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.  Available in the GRC

Gallaher, C (1995) “Social Policy and the Construction of Need: A Critical Examination of the Geography of Needs Assessments for Low-income Women's Health” in Geoforum, Vol.26, No.3. pp 287-295.

Week 12: March 24

Dear M.J. and Wolch. J. (1993) “Homelessness” (Chapter 16) in L.S. Bourne and D.F. Ley (eds)The Changing Social Geography of Canadian Cities.  McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Lemon, J and Lemon, C (2003) Community-based cooperative ventures for adults with intellectual disabilities in The Canadian Geographer, 47, no 4, pp 414-428.

Park, C.D., Radford, J.P., Vickers, M.H. (1998) “Disability studies in human geography” inProgress in Human Geography 22,2, p.208-233.

Dear, M (1992) “Understanding and overcoming the NIMBY syndrome” in Journal,-American-Planning-Association. 58(3), pp 288-300.

Week 13: March 31

Rachel Pain (2006) “Social geography: seven deadly myths in policy research” in Progress in Human Geography 30, 2 (2006) pp. 250-259.

Angus Cameron (2006) “Geographies of welfare and exclusion: social inclusion and exception” inProgress in Human Geography 30, 3 (2006) pp. 396-404.

Barnett, C. (2011) ‘Geography and ethics: Justice unbound’ in Progress in Human Geography, 35(2) 246–255.

Foucault, M. (1994) “For an Ethic of Discomfort” (p.443-448) in J.D. Faubion and R. Rabinow (eds). Power. The New Press. New York. On reserve in the GRC