2 | Articulations and spaces of capitalism

Contributions to this theme will seek to chart various practices and spaces that are commonly thought about as economic, while recognising that the economic itself is an unstable category. We are interested in diverse critiques that help understand the multiple and various forms and relations of surplus extraction and exploitation, and map out possible and existing alternatives.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: economies of colonialism/Occupation; financialization of capital and space, economies of urban development; alternative economies/economic alternatives; extraction industries and primitive accumulation; debt/credit economies; social reproduction and work; “free”, unpaid and slave labour in the 21st century; undocumented, informal and transnational work; (new forms of) labour struggles and unionism; state interventions in economies; class struggles and new conceptions of class (e.g. the precariat); state interventions in the lives of economies.

 

 

CONFERENCE THEMES

1 | Imperial, Colonial, Postcolonial and Anti-colonial geographies

2 | Articulations and spaces of capitalism

3 | Migration, Mobility and Displacement

4 | Nature, Society and Environmental Change

5 | Mapping Bodies, Corporeality and Violence

6 | Critical “Development” Geographies: perspectives from the Global South

7 | Geography and matter / materiality

8 | Remaking Space through Ideology, Culture, and Arts

9 | Knowledge Production, Education and Epistemic Agendas