It was a busy year on the Society & Space open site. As a partial recap, here is a list of the top ten most visited pages amongst those we published in 2015.
10. Sacred Space Unbound
A virtual theme issue edited by Veronica Della Dora pulling together articles from the archives of Society and Space as well as Environment and Planning A.
9. “Future fossils” exhibition
For this forum, Beth Greenhough, Jamie Lorimer and Kathryn Yusoff invited contributors to speculate on “future fossils” and reflect on the process of speculation itself as a mode of engagement.
8. Kimberley Peters and Philip Steinberg – A wet world: rethinking place, territory and time
This photo essay supplements Steinberg and Peters’ 2015 Society and Space article ‘Wet ontologies, fluid spaces: giving depth to volume through oceanic thinking’.
7. Forum on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ and the politics of response
Angharad Closs Stephens convened this forum from an event organized by the Politics-State-Space research cluster at Durham University Geography Department.
6. Review of Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution
Corey McCall reviews Brown’s (2015) “careful reading and critique of Michel Foucault’s 1978-1979 lecture course The Birth of Biopolitics as a way to think about neoliberal government rationality in advanced democracies today.”
5. Antonis Vradis – In-between Spaces
Vradis offers thoughts on left-wing party Syriza’s rise to power in Greece in this commentary included in a forum convened by Stuart Elden on The Greek elections and the future of Europe.
4. Review of Kate Schechter’s Illusions of a Future: Psychoanalysis and the Biopolitics of Desire
Justin Clemens reviews Schechter’s 2014 ethnographic exploration of the political economy of private therapeutic labor within industrialized medicine.
3. Interview with Maurizio Ferraris by Peter Gratton
Peter Gratton interviews Italian philosopher Maurizio Ferraris on the turn in his to work what he dubs a ‘new realism’.
2. Interview with Michael Watts
In this wide-ranging interview, Stuart Elden talks with Michael Watts about his work on Nigeria, political ecology, geographies of violence, and his thoughts on and contributions to the discipline of geography.
1. Mustafa Dikeç – Hate
This powerful commentary written in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office and other Paris sites in January 2015 unequivocally condemns the attacks while thoughtfully and reflecting on persistent divisions within French society.
In addition, posts from previous years that continued to get good audiences include: interviews with Lauren Berlant, Elizabeth Povinelli, Adrian Johnston and Łukasz Stanek; reviews of Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter, David Harvey’s Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Globalectics; commentaries by Craig Dalton and Jim Thatcher (What does a critical data studies look like), Bruce Braun and Stephanie Wakefield (Inhabiting the postapocalyptic city), Ross Exo Adams (On the concept of urbanization), Jennifer Gabrys (Smart cities as sustainable cities), Alison Mountz (Carceral society on Guam and Saipan), and Daniel Goh (The spatiality of migrant labour in Singapore); and an anti-gentrification poem by the late Vancouver activist Bud Osborn.
Thanks to all of our contributors, and to those who have supported our efforts by reading and sharing this engaging open access work.