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. 35, No. 3, June

A Bear's Biography: Hybrid Warfare and the More-Than-Human Battlespace
Abstract This paper makes an intervention highlighting the animal dimension of military geographies as an overlooked yet illuminating aspect of the hybrid nature of warfare. By bringing animal geographies into dialogue with critical military geographies...
Critical Geosophies: A Pyschotopological Reading of Rice's Vampires and Romero's Zombies
Abstract Anne Rice and George Romero are two of the foremost transformative authors of vampire and zombie fiction in the United States. This reading of their work applies a psychotopological lens to the first two novels of Rice's Vampire Chronicles...
Elemental Infrastructures for Atmospheric Media: On Stratospheric Variations, Value and the Commons
Abstract This paper draws together ongoing efforts to recast the materiality and meaning of infrastructures with recent critical and creative engagements around questions of the elemental. In doing so, the paper develops the concept of elemental...
Exile in the Homeland? Anti-Colonialism, Subaltern Geographies and the Politics of Friendship in Early Twentieth Century Pondicherry, India
Abstract The concept of exile remains overwhelmingly influenced by the writings of Edward Said, particularly in his development of the 'contrapuntal' as a key method in understanding how exile life is lived between the 'homeland' and the space of...
Holding Together Logistical Worlds: Friction, Seams and Circulation in the Emerging 'Global Warehouse'
Abstract This paper examines logistics in the space of action between production and consumption to provide (I) a rethinking of logistical power, not as seamless flow but through seam space and friction, and (2) a re-conceptualisation of cargo mobilities,...
Limbo Life in Canada's Waiting Room: Asylum-Seeker as Queer Subject
Abstract This paper puts queer theory's "subjectless critique" of identity to work in challenging the state's biopolitical use of essential, authentic identities in asylum law and practice. It not only builds upon, but also departs from existing...
Sky Watching: Vertical Surveillance in Civil Aviation
Abstract Scholars have written extensively about vertical surveillance as an extension of aeriality. They have interrogated the aerial platform as a synoptic means to behold, control and wage war from above, and as a locus through which air power...
Street Dogs at the Intersection of Colonialism and Informality: 'Subaltern Animism' as a Posthuman Critique of Indian Cities
Abstract This paper argues that colonial biopolitics and informality co-produce a 'state of exception' for nonhuman animals in cities, based on the socio-political construct of a human/animal binary. This state is enacted by exceptionalising animals...
Transforming Space and Society? the Political Ecology of Education in the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement's Jornada De Agroecologia
Abstract The occupation of space is a key geographic tactic for social movements. In this article, we explore how movements' explicit and everyday occupation of space exists along a continuum. Taken together, these occupations can function as part...
Violence as a Human Condition: Recent Contributions from the German Social Sciences
Raume der Gewalt by Jorg Barberowski; S Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt, 2013, 272 pages, 19.99 [euro], cloth ISBN 978-3-10-004818-9 Topologie der Gewalt by Byung-Chul Han; Verlag Matthes und Seitz, Berlin, 2011, 192 pages, 19.90 [euro], cloth 978-3-88221-495-6...
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