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The RGS-IBG book series publishes the very best of international academic scholarship, from across geography and cognate disciplines.
Published by Wiley on behalf of the Society, the book series has published over 50 titles since it was launched in 2000. These books span a wide range of geographical research from across the discipline.
The book series only publishes work of the highest international standing. It emphasises distinctive new developments in human and physical geography, although it is also open to contributions from related disciplines whose interests overlap with those of geographers. The series places great importance on theoretically-informed and empirically-strong texts. Reflecting the vibrant and diverse theoretical and empirical agendas that characterise contemporary geography, contributions are expected to inform, challenge, and stimulate the reader. Overall, our book series seeks to promote scholarly publications that leave an intellectual mark and challenge the way readers think about particular issues, methods or theories.
The series is edited by Dr Ruth Craggs (King's College London) and Dr Chih Yuan Woon (National University of Singapore). They are supported by an Editorial Advisory Board.
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This book seeks to understand the coexistence of bodily regimes and the politics that emerge from the clash between them. It presents a novel conceptual model for understanding the relationship between bodies and affects, and reworks Rancière's notions of the distribution of the sensible and the aesthetic unconscious. It also establishes a dynamic and multiple understanding of the repressive, distributive and communicative unconscious by rethinking Freudian psychoanalysis, utilising a variety of empirical materials, from Hollywood movies to Freud's case studies. Finally, it sets its argument about politics within the context of significant social events to ensure its conceptual and empirical material is relevant to the contemporary political moment.
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Drawing on 15 years of fieldwork and over 300 interviews, Home SOS argues that the home is central to the violence and gendered contingency of existence in crisis ordinary Cambodia. It provides an original book-length study which brings domestic violence and forced eviction into twin view, and ffers relational insights between different violences to build an integrated understanding of women’s experiences of home life.
The book positions domestic violence and forced eviction as manifestations of intimate war against women’s homes and bodies located inside and outside of the traditional purview of war. It also reaffirms and reprioritises the home as a political entity which is foundational to the concerns of human geography.
Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway, University of London
Author of Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia
A fresh approach to scholarship on the diverse nature of Indian anticolonial processes. The book brings together a varied selection of literature to explore Indian anticolonialism in new ways, and offers a different perspective to geographers seeking to understand political resistance to colonialism. It addresses contemporary studies that argue nationalism was joined by other political processes, such as revolutionary and anarchist ideologies, to shape the Indian independence movement, and includes a focus on a specific anticolonial group, the 'Pondicherry Gang', and investigates their significant impact which went beyond South India.
An original exploration of the 2003 Iraq war and geopolitics more broadly through the prism of art. The book offers a reappraisal of one of the most contentious and consequential events of the early twenty-first century, and advances an original perspective on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq
It also maps out new ways of thinking about geopolitical events through art, examining the work of artists, curators and activists in light of Britain’s role as a colonial power in Iraq and the importance of oil. Finally, it reflects on the significance, limits and dilemmas of art as a form of critical intervention, and questions the implications of art in colonialism and modernity.
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