School of Geography and Environmental Studies Seminar


Presented by two international speakers - J. Richard Peet & Elaine Hartwick

Start Date

24th Jan 2012 3:00pm

End Date

24th Jan 2012 5:00pm


Geology Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Geology-Geography Building, Grosvenor Court, Sandy Bay campus

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J. Richard Peet on Inequality, Finance, Crisis

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University, Massachusetts, founding member of the "radical geography movement" and long-time editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. His interests include development, global policy regimes, power, theory and philosophy, political ecology, and the causes of financial crises. Among his many books are Radical Geography: Alternative Viewpoints on Contemporary Social Issues (Methuen, 1978), Global Capitalism: Theories of Societal Development (Routledge: 1991), Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements (edited with Michael Watts, Routledge, 1996), India’s New Economic Policy (edited with Waquar Ahmed and Amitabh Kundu, Routledge 2010) and Global Political Ecology (edited with Paul Robbins and Michael Watts, Routledge 2011).

Elaine Hartwick on Commodity Chains and Consumer Politics

Elaine Hartwick is Chair of the Geography Department at Framingham State College, Massachusetts. She has published on a variety of topics including commodity chains, consumer politics, social theory, and development geography, and with regional specialization in Southern Africa. She is the author of Geography of Consumption: Global Commodity Chains (Guilford Publications, forthcoming), Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments Alternatives (with Richard Peet, Guilford Publications, 2009) and Theories of Development (with Richard Peet, Guilford Publications, 1999).