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

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

by Noel Castree
     
 

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As critical social scientists are apt to say, following Marx, the point of our work is not simply to interpret the world but to change it. In the early 21st century this declaration rings truer than ever. Global economic crisis, transnational environmental problems, record levels of malnourishment, never ending wars, proliferating natural disasters, the forced

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As critical social scientists are apt to say, following Marx, the point of our work is not simply to interpret the world but to change it. In the early 21st century this declaration rings truer than ever. Global economic crisis, transnational environmental problems, record levels of malnourishment, never ending wars, proliferating natural disasters, the forced displacement of whole populations, manufactured scarcities of fuel and food: these and other equally momentous issues demand the right combination of diagnostic and normative reasoning.

The Point Is 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. Commissioned to celebrate the 40th year of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, these essays comprise advanced but accessible analyses of the present and future world order.

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“In all, an applaudable work of thoughtful scholarship.”  (Swedish Society for Anthropology & Geography, 2011)

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ISBN-13:
9781405198349
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Series:
Antipode Book Series, #12
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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“In all, an applaudable work of thoughtful scholarship.” (Swedish Society for Anthropology & Geography, 2011)

Meet the Author

Noel Castree is a Professor in the School of Environment and Development, Manchester University.

Paul Chatterton directs the MA for Social Activism at the University of Leeds.

Nik Heynen is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia.

Wendy Larner is a Professor of Geography at Bristol University who works on globalisation and gender.

Melissa W. Wright is an Associate Professor in the Geography and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

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