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Point Is To Change It : Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis.

Author: Noel Castree
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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Commissioned to celebrate the 40th year of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, this book evaluates the role of the critical social scientist and how the point of their work is not simply to interpret the world but to change it -Brings together leading critical social scientists to consider the major challenges of our time and what is to be done about them -Applies diagnostic and normative reasoning to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Castree
ISBN: 130629018X 9781306290180 9781444397345 1444397346
OCLC Number: 867819314
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Contents: Introduction: The Point Is To Change It: Noel Castree, PaulChatterton, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner and Melissa W. Wright 1 Now and Then: Michael J. Watts2 The Idea of Socialism: From 1968 to the Present-day Crisis:Hugo Radice3 The Revolutionary Imperative: Neil Smith4 To Make Live or Let Die? Rural Dispossession and theProtection of Surplus Populations: Tania Murray Li5 Postneoliberalism and Its Malcontents: Jamie Peck, NikTheodore and Neil Brenner6 D/developments after the Meltdown: Gillian Hart7 Is the Globalization Consensus Dead?: Robert Wade8 The Uses of Neoliberalism: James Ferguson9 Crisis, Continuity and Change: Neoliberalism, the Left and theFuture of Capitalism: Noel Castree10 Money Games: Currencies and Power in the Contemporary WorldEconomy: John Agnew11 Pre-Black Futures: Katharyne Mitchell12 The Shape of Capitalism to Come: Paul Cammack13 Who Counts? Dilemmas of Justice in a Postwestphalian World:Nancy Fraser14 The Communist Hypothesis and Revolutionary Capitalisms:Exploring the Idea of Communist Geographies for the 21st Century:Erik Swyngedouw15 An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene: J. K. Gibson-Grahamand Gerda RoelvinkIndex

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Commissioned to celebrate the 40th year of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, this book evaluates the role of the critical social scientist and how the point of their work is not simply to interpret the world but to change it -Brings together leading critical social scientists to consider the major challenges of our time and what is to be done about them -Applies diagnostic and normative reasoning to momentous issues including the global economic crisis, transnational environmental problems, record levels of malnourishment, never ending wars, and proliferating natural disasters -Theoretically diverse - a range of perspectives are put to work ranging from Marxism and feminism to anarchism -The chapters comprise advanced but accessible analyses of the present and future world order.

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"In all, an applaudable work of thoughtfulscholarship." (Swedish Society for Anthropology& Geography, 2011)

 
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