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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range – geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today.

Im/possible Inhabitations
Im/possible inhabitations

Elizabeth Grosz notes that there is the ‘ongoing possibility of a different inhabitation.’

(2001: 9)

For Henri Lefevbre, each living body ‘produces itself in space and it also produces that space.’

(2002: 170)
Co-Existing Rhythms

The exit of Holborn tube station in Central London is a nodal point. University College London University and Bloomsbury are to the north of the station, towards Euston. The British Museum is at a close forty-five degree right angle towards Tottenham Court Road. The Law Courts, just behind the station, lead to Chancery Lane and the financial headquarters of the City. LSE, the BBC World Service at Bush House and the Indian High Commission are a swift walk down Kingsway, south of Holborn, towards the river. As I passed through the ticket ...

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