Introduction

Vincent J. Del Casino, Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, Ruth Panelli

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Social Geography
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405189774
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011

Keywords

  • American economic and military hegemony - going unquestioned, what the world needs to cure itself of illness, poverty, environmental degradation and hunger
  • Changing inequities of world, redefinition of how life - itself is defined and valued
  • Global attention, assent of a black man - to the "most powerful position in the world," for those living in racist and disempowered America
  • Identifying United States, for its many behaviors - condemning the world's poor, as the 2010 Conservative victory in the United Kingdom
  • Mapping A Companion to Social Geography - differences and inequalities shaping societies, and everyday lives, and intellectual mechanisms.
  • President Obama's call for change - confronting George W. Bush's policies of direct and egoistic disregard for life, beyond a simplistic worldview
  • Questioning the normative, Obama's "we" - an imagined community, polarities of rich and poor, young and old, party politics, inability of a national geography
  • Representational power of Obama, as President - largely failing to connect with wider progressive messaging
  • Social geography, a broad field - attending to socio-spatial differences, power relations and inequalities shaping people's life
  • Space and social difference, spatial contingencies - framing real and possible social life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Del Casino, V. J., Thomas, M. E., Cloke, P., & Panelli, R. (2011). Introduction. In A Companion to Social Geography (pp. 1-9). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444395211.ch1