Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is an international and interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for the discussion of the mutually constitutive relation between the social and the spatial. It seeks to be philosophically sophisticated, to be practically relevant, and to concretely theorise a range of contemporary, historical, political, and cultural contexts.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 6, December

Animal Performativity: Exploring the Lives of Donkeys in Botswana
Abstract Donkeys provide affordable and accessible means of transport, draught power and food security for smallholder farmers in and around Maun, Botswana. Their role and welfare is often compromised by people's extensive use of and inability to...
Anxiety and Phantasy in the Field: The Position of the Unconscious in Ethnographic Research
Abstract This article contributes to the geographical literature on reflexivity by asking what it means to take the researcher's unconscious seriously in ethnographic research, and proposes psychoanalysis as a theoretical and methodological resource...
Between the Metropole and the Postcolony: On the Dynamics of Rights' Machinery from the Northwestern Tribal Belt to the "Mainland" Pakistan
Abstract Recent analyses have critically evaluated the connection of abstract rights with territorial nation-states. This article extends those findings by analyzing the way discourses of rights (human, political, national) are interconnected. It...
Capitalist Pigs: Governmentality, Subjectivities, and the Regulation of Pig Farming in Colonial Hong Kong, 1950-1970
Abstract This paper analyses the philanthropic governmentality of the Hong Kong colonial government during the Farm Improvement Program (1950-70), focusing on the utilization of pigs, interest-free loans, and the spatial constitution of pig farming...
Imagining Society: Logics of Visualization in Images of Immigrant Integration
Abstract This paper looks at how expert and scientific graphic images of immigrant integration in the Netherlands and Germany portray a distance between minority groups and a dominant imagination of society. It specifically explicates the ways "images...
Markets, Bodies, and Rhythms: A Rhythmanalysis of Financial Markets from Open-Outcry Trading to High-Frequency Trading
Abstract This article explores the relationship between bodily rhythms and market rhythms in two distinctly different financial market configurations, namely the open-outcry pit (prevalent especially in the early 20th century) and present-day high-frequency...
Opposing the Opposition? Binarity and Complexity in Political Resistance
Abstract This article explores dimensions of political action that transgress the limitations of traditionally modern, opposition-focused conceptualisations. While there has been a turn to new nonoppositional ontologies in the last decades, there...
Spatial Big Data and Anxieties of Control
Abstract Kate Crawford has recently suggested that the everyday lived experience of big data is one of "surveillant anxiety": the fear that the personal information that individuals disclose about themselves and that others generate about them is...
Terminal Experimentation: The Transformation of Experiences, Events and Escapes at Global Airports
Abstract Recent debates in aeromobilities research have focused on global shifts in airport socialities generated by the redesign of airport terminals (Cwerner et al., 2009). This article examines transformations to identity and social relations...
The Affect of Jugaad: Frugal Innovation and Postcolonial Practice in India's Mobile Phone Ecology
Abstract Previous studies have identified affect as constitutive of and woven into everyday life. Less work has focused on how affect is designed and produced through consumer services and goods to modulate human--technical assemblages for commercial...
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