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Title Space, power and the commons : the struggle for alternative futures / edited by Samuel Kirwan, Leila Dawney and Julian Brigstocke
Imprint London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HD1286 S63 2016    AVAILABLE    30560400444482
Descript xii, 231 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge research in place, space and politics
Routledge research in place, space and politics
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Across the globe, political movements opposing privatisation, enclosures, and other spatial controls are coalescing towards the idea of the 'commons'. As a result, struggles over the commons and common life are now coming to the forefront of both political activism and scholarly enquiry. This book advances academic debates concerning the spatialities of the commons and draws out the diverse materialities, temporalities, and experiences of practices of commoning. Part one, 'Materialising the Commons' focuses on the performance of new geographical imaginations in spatial and material practices of commoning. Part two, 'Spaces of Commoning,' explores the importance of the turn from 'commons' to 'commoning', bringing together chapters focusing on the 'doing' of commons, and how spaces, materials, bodies and abstract flows are intertwined in these complex and excessive processes. Part three, 'An Expanded Commons,' explores the broader registers and spaces in which the concept of the commons is at stake and highlights how and where the commons can open new areas of action and research. Part four, 'The Capture of the Commons,' questions the particular interdependence of 'the commons' and 'enclosure' assumed within commons literature framed by the concept of neoliberalism. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways in which ideas of the commons are being conceptualised and enacted both throughout the social sciences and in practical action, this book foregrounds the commons as an arena for political thought and sets an agenda for future research"--Provided by publisher
[1] Materialising the commons -- Building the commons in eco-communities / Jenny Pickerill -- A politics of the common : revisiting the late nineteenth century open spaces movement through Rancière's aesthetic lens / Naomi Millner -- A spirit of the common : reimagining "the common law" with Jean-Luc Nancy / Daniel Matthews -- [2] Commoning -- The more-than-human commons : from commons to commoning / Patrick Bresnihan -- "Where's the trick?" : practices of commoning across a reclaimed shop front / Mara Ferreri -- [3] An expanded commons -- Expanding the subject of planning : enacting the relational complexities of more-than-human urban common(er)s / Jonathan Metzger -- Occupy the future / Julian Brigstocke -- Imaginaries of a global commons : memories of violence and social justice / Tracey Skillington -- [4] The capture of the commons -- The matter of spirituality & the commons / Claire Blencowe -- Controlled natures : disorder and dissensus in the urban park / Samuel Kirwan
Subject Commons -- Philosophy
Commons -- Forecasting
Public spaces -- Political aspects
Spatial behavior -- Political aspects
Human geography
Human ecology
Community life
Alternative lifestyles
Power (Social sciences)
Neoliberalism -- Social aspects
Alt Author Dawney, Leila
Kirwan, Samuel
Brigstocke, Julian
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