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Doreen Massey: Selected Political Writings

Tuesday June 21 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

In collaboration with Lawrence Wishart Books

Doreen Massey was one of the most influential human geographers of the post-war period. A key feminist and socialist thinker, she brought geographical inequality to the fore of left politics. Through her activism, she combined a focus on class with a prescient awareness of its intersections with gender, race and sexuality.This book is a collection of Doreen Massey’s essential political writings, from reflections on support groups during the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike to assessments of the Sandinistas’ spatial policies and ownership campaigns relating to Liverpool Football Club. It gives a vivid sense of Massey’s dynamic style as a left public intellectual whose work impacted major political initiatives, and introduces her important ‘politics of place’ to a new generation of activists.

Doreen Massey was a pioneering radical geographer, theorist and activist, whose work challenged how we understand space, place and power. This collection of her writings brings together articles on social justice and previously un-digitised essays, for a fresh insight into Massey’s political commitments. It aims to give geographers a better sense of her political commitments while introducing her theory of location to a new generation of social justice activists.

SPEAKERS

David Featherstone is Reader in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Resistance, Space and Political Identities: the Making of Counter-Global Networks and Solidarity: Hidden Histories and Geographies of Internationalism. He is a member of the editorial collectives of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography and Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture. He holds a PhD from the Open University.

Diarmaid Kelliher is a postdoctoral researcher and trade unionist at the University of Glasgow. His book, Making Cultures of Solidarity: London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike was published by Routledge in May 2021.

Hilary Wainwright is co-editor of Red Pepper and research director of the New Politics Project of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. Her most recent books include Public Service Reform: But Not As We Know It! (Compass/UNISON) and Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Seagull).

Dr Ulises Moreno-Tabarez is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. He is also a Research Associate for LSE London and Associated Academic at the Latin American and Caribbean Centre. He serves as a core Editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal City: Analysis of Urban Change, Theory, Action. He holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from the LSE.

Amelia Horgan is a writer, researcher and editor from London. She is currently a PhD candidate on work at the University of Essex’s School of Philosophy and Art History. Her first book, Lost in Work (Pluto Press) came out in June 2021.

HOW TO ACCESS THIS ONLINE EVENT

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TICKET INFORMATION

If you’d like a copy of the book then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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