GEOG 4380


Week  1: Jan 9

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.

Mohan, J. (2003) “Geography and social policy: spatial divisions of welfare” in Progress in Human Geography 27 (3): 363-374.

Week 2: Jan 16

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.

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

Peake, L. (2016). The Twenty‐First‐Century quest for feminism and the global urban. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40(1), 219-227.

Week 3: Jan 23

Kennett, P., & Lendvai, N. (2014). Policy paradigms, gender equality and translation: Scales and disjuncture. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 30(1), 6-16.

Robinson, J. (2011). 2010 urban geography plenary Lecture—The travels of urban neoliberalism: Taking stock of the internationalization of urban theory. Urban Geography, 32(8), 1087-1109. 

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

Week 4: Jan 30

Hyndman, J. (2012). The geopolitics of migration and mobility. Geopolitics, 17(2), 243-255.

Darling, J. (2017). Forced migration and the city. Progress in Human Geography, 41(2), 178-198.

Betts, A, Kainz, L (2017) The history of global migration governance, Working Paper Series Number 122, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Agier, M. (2002). Between war and city. Ethnography, 3(3), 317-341.

Week 5: Feb 6

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. (2015) Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Chapters: “Introduction” and “Calls to Action.”


Week 6: Feb 13

Gordon, E., Elwood, S., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Critical Spatial Learning: Participatory Mapping, Spatial Histories, and Youth Civic Engagement. Children's Geographies. 14 (5). 558-572.

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. Available in the GRC

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: Feb 27

Herman, R. (2012). An army of educators: Gender, revolution and the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961. Gender & History, 24(1), 93-111.

Understandings of Literacy (2006) Chapter 6, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report.

Week 10: March 13

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

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

Week 11: March 20

Hanrahan, K. B. (2015). Living care-fully: The potential for an ethics of care in livelihoods approaches. World Development, 72, 381-393.

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

April 3: Wrap Up

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