The Influences of Michael Watts
Antipode Book Series
1. Edition October 2017
240 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
An international group of distinguished scholars pay homage to and build on the work of one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Michael Watts - showing how his research, writings, teaching and mentoring have relentlessly pushed boundaries, transforming his chosen field of geography and beyond.
An international group of distinguished scholars pay homage to and build on the work of one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Michael Watts.
* Shows how Michael Watts' research, writings, teaching and mentoring have relentlessly pushed boundaries, transforming his chosen field of geography and beyond
* Spans an array of topics including the political economy and ecology of African societies, governmentality and territoriality in various Southern contexts, food security, cultural materialist expositions of capitalism, modernity and development across the postcolonial world
* Builds on his legacy, exploring its theoretical, analytical, and empirical implications and proposing exciting new possibilities for further exploration in the tracks of Watts
Sharad Chari, Susanne Freidberg, Jesse Ribot, Wendy Wolford and Vinay Gidwani
1. Academic Journeys in the Black Atlantic: Gender, Work and Environmental Transformations
2. Getting back to our roots: Integrating critical physical and social science in the early work of Michael Watts
3. Binary narratives of capitalism and climate change: Dangers and possibilities
4. Aggregate Modernities: A Critical Natural History of Contemporary Algorithms
5. Peanuts for Cashews? Agricultural Diversification and the Limits of Adaptability in Côte d'Ivoire
Thomas Bassett and Moussa Koné
6. Life itself under contract: A biopolitics of partnerships and chemical risk in California's strawberry industry
7. Commoditization, Primitive Accumulation, and the Spaces of Biodiversity Conservation
8. Stopping the Serengeti Road: Social Media and the Discursive Politics of Conservation in Tanzania
9. Privatize everything, certify everywhere: Academic assessment and value transfers
10. Oil, indigeneity and dispossession
11. Frontiers: Remembering the Forgotten Lands
12. Vibrancy of Refuse, Piety of Refusal: Infrastructures of Discard in Dakar
13. Land Reclamation as Resiliency in Post-Colonial Phnom Penh
Nancy Lee Peluso, Professor of Society & Environment, University of California, Berkeley, USA
'This important volume is a testament to the range of scholarship inspired by Michael Watts as illustrated by the insightful contributions of his former students, who are major scholars in their own right. Together, their contributions form an exciting new contribution to political ecology and critical agrarian studies - each presenting new understandings while tracing their intellectual debt to Watts's work.'
Matt Turner, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Susanne Freidberg, PhD is Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College.
Vinay Gidwani, PhD is Professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Jesse Ribot, PhD is Professor of Geography, Anthropology and Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois.
Wendy Wolford, PhD is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University.