Dr Philippa Williams (Queen Mary, University of London) has received the Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award for the RGS-IBG Book Series title, Everyday Peace?: Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India.
The Society is delighted that Dr Philippa Williams has been awarded the Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award by the American Association of Geographers’ Political Geography Speciality Group. The award recognises the best book published during the previous calendar year in the field of political geography.
The RGS-IBG Book Series seeks to promote scholarly publications that leave an intellectual mark and change the way readers think about particular issues, methods or theories.
Professor Dave Featherstone, Human Geography Editor of the RGS-IBG Book Series, said:
“Philippa Williams’ Everyday Peace makes a groundbreaking contribution to understandings of the political geographies of peace by engaging with the everyday processes through which peace is shaped and articulated. It is based on detailed research with the everyday experiences of Muslim communities in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. It makes an important contribution in that it moves a peace beyond specific debates on non-violence to think in terms of particular lived political processes which are generative of peaceful practices and experience. Overall the book makes a major contribution to foregrounding geographies of peace as central to the concerns of political geography”.
Recent RGS-IBG Book Series publications include: Rehearsing the State: The political practices of the Tibetan Government in Exile Nothing Personal? by Fiona McConnell; Geographies of Governing and Activism in the British Asylum System by Nick Gill; and Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin by Alex Vasudevan.
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