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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Foreword xiv

Series Editors' Preface xix

Acknowledgements xx

Introduction: 'There is no point of departure': The Many Trajectories of Doreen Massey 1
David Featherstone and Joe Painter Part One: Space, Politics and Radical Democracy 19

1 Space, Hegemony and Radical Critique 21
Chantal Mouffe

2 Theorising Context 32
Lawrence Grossberg

3 Power-Geometry as Philosophy of Space 44
Arun Saldanha

4 Spatial Relations and Human Relations 56
Michael Rustin

5 Space, Democracy and Difference: For a Post-colonial Perspective 70
David Slater Part Two: Regions, Labour and Uneven Development 85

6 Spatial Divisions and Regional Assemblages 87
Allan Cochrane

7 Making Space for Labour 99
Jamie Peck

8 The Political Challenge of Relational Territory 115
Elena dell'Agnese

Interlude: Your Gravitational Now 125
Olafur Eliasson Part Three: Reconceptualising Place 133

9 Place and Politics 135
Jane Wills

10 A Global Sense of Place and Multi-territoriality: Notes for Dialogue from a 'Peripheral' Point of View 146
Rogerio Haesbaert

11 A Massey Muse 158
Wendy Harcourt, Alice Brooke Wilson, Arturo Escobar and Dianne Rocheleau

12 A Physical Sense of World 178
Steve Hinchliffe Part Four: Political Trajectories 189

13 Working with Doreen Downunder: Antipodean Trajectories 191
Sophie Bond and Sara Kindon

14 Doreen Massey: The Light Dances on the Water 204
Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

15 Place, Space and Solidarity in Global Justice Networks 213
Andrew Cumbers and Paul Routledge

16 The Socialist Transformation of Venezuela: The Geographical Dimension of Political Strategy 224
Ricardo Menendez

17 Place Beyond Place and the Politics of 'Empowerment' 235
Hilary Wainwright

18 'Stories So Far': A Conversation with Doreen Massey 253
Edited by David Featherstone, Sophie Bond and Joe Painter

References 267

Index 289

About the Author

David Featherstone is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, UK. He studied with Doreen Massey for a PhD at the Open University in the late 1990s. His research focuses on transnational social movements and on the relations between space and politics. He is the author of Resistance Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), and Solidarity: Hidden Histories and Geographies of Internationalism (2012). Joe Painter is Professor of Geography at Durham University, UK. He also gained his PhD with Doreen Massey at the Open University, a decade earlier than his co-editor. The author (with Alex Jeffrey) of Political Geography: An Introduction to Space and Power (2009), his current research focuses on the prosaic geographies of the state.

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[This is] a collection of articles not on DoreenMassey s work, but rather on how different scholars andactivists, many of them Massey s colleagues and friends, havedeveloped their own ideas informed by hers Gatheringtogether a bunch of colleagues, activists, artists and politicalfigures, each contributor offers an overview of how their mainconcerns relate to, or have benefited from, Massey sconcepts. For the scope and significance of her ideas seem to havebeen enormous; just think of the very different disciplines thathave benefited from her spatial vision (take only the ones presentin the book: political science, sociology, anthropology, andpsychology, even the arts, not to mention the practice of politicsitself) Here we have a group of scholars takingMassey s work in new and exciting directions, and we haveeighteen excellent examples of how to do it. (Antipode , 1 September 2013)

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