Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place (Cambridge: GSD/Harvard U. Press, 2015).
Co-Edited by Delia Duong Ba Wendel and Fallon Samuels Aidoo.
Funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Politics is spatial; it takes shape all around us in forms of inclusion and exclusion, geographies of power, and loci of resistance. The essays in this collection illustrate strategies of mobilization and control that emerge from buildings and landscapes as disparate as Rust Belt railway stations and rural Rwandan hills. With contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, this book reveals how spaces forge consensus and conflict, regulate movements and behaviors, and are produced by special interests, both local and global.
Foregrounding spatial ways of understand the political worlds in which we live, Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place fills a critical gap in scholarship on social relations and the built environment. In doing so, it encourages us to rethink the spaces we encounter---and construct---as agents of political influence, activism, and change.