Micropolitics and the minor

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Abstract

Micropolitical investments and minor theoretical energies are of growing concern to geographers, yet conceptual ambiguity has inhibited broader discussion and deployment of these terms, even if they are the pivots of what we understand as, or take to be, the ‘political’. In an effort to reinvigorate a dialogue about these crucial but underplayed concepts, and in an effort to push a micropolitical ethos in and of itself, we introduce a forum composed of six short interventions by geographers engaged in matters of the minor and micropolitical. Following these interventions, and leaning on a landmark article published in this journal 21 years ago, Cindi Katz revisits and reflects upon a vibrant conceptual assemblage that perhaps matters more now than ever, not least in questions of hope, discipline, ethics, existence, and politics itself.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-567
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space
Volume35
Issue number4
Early online date2 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Micropolitics
  • minor theory
  • ethics
  • hope
  • discipline

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