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Book Review: Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As a discipline, geography has been complicit in colonising processes. Colonial cartography gridded the world and made it possible to transform place into property, dispossessing Indigenous peoples in settler states across the world. And as Soren Larsen and Jay Johnson remind us in this book, quoting Patrick Wolfe, dispossession is ‘a structure not an event’ and the politics of settler colonialism continue to unfold. Contemporary geography engages with this along at least three axes: continuing to be part of colonial processes, active resistance to and examination of those processes, and an Indigenous radicalisation of geography. Being Together in Place considers all of these, but is fundamentally ground-breaking on the third, presenting an ontological reconceptualisation of place.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Adams, M. (2018). Book Review: Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World. Cultural Geographies, online first 1-2.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Volume


  • online first

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • As a discipline, geography has been complicit in colonising processes. Colonial cartography gridded the world and made it possible to transform place into property, dispossessing Indigenous peoples in settler states across the world. And as Soren Larsen and Jay Johnson remind us in this book, quoting Patrick Wolfe, dispossession is ‘a structure not an event’ and the politics of settler colonialism continue to unfold. Contemporary geography engages with this along at least three axes: continuing to be part of colonial processes, active resistance to and examination of those processes, and an Indigenous radicalisation of geography. Being Together in Place considers all of these, but is fundamentally ground-breaking on the third, presenting an ontological reconceptualisation of place.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Adams, M. (2018). Book Review: Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World. Cultural Geographies, online first 1-2.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Volume


  • online first

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom