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 7: 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

Flyvbjerg, B. (2003) "Rationality and Power." In Scott Carnbell and Susan S. Fainstein, eds., Readings in Planning Theory, second edition. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 318-329.

Ettlinger, N. (2011). Governmentality as epistemology. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(3), 537-560.

Elden, Stuart. (2007). Governmentality, Calculation, Territory. Environment and Planning D Society and Space. 25 (3), 562-580.

Ahmed, Sara & Swan, Elaine. (2006). Doing Diversity. Policy Futures in Education. 4(2), 96-100.

Hunt, D., & Stevenson, S. A. (2017). Decolonizing geographies of power: Indigenous digital counter-mapping practices on turtle island. Settler Colonial Studies, 7(3), 372-392.

Week 8: February 22

Reading Week

Week 9: March 1

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

 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.

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

Brown, G., & Yaffe, H. (2014). Practices of solidarity: Opposing apartheid in the centre of London. Antipode, 46(1), 34-52.

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


Week 10 March 8

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

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


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

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

Isin, E.(2012) Citizens Without Nations in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30(3 ), 450-467.

Week 13: March 29

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

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

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