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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides students of the sub-discipline with a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography; Geographies of the State; Participation and Representation; Political Geographies of Difference; Geography, Policy, and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.

Contrapuntal Geographies: The Politics of Organizing Across Sociospatial Difference
Contrapuntal geographies: The politics of organizing across sociospatial difference

Difference is as much about geography … as it is about ‘race’, class, gender, ethnicity and the like.

David Harvey (1998: 727)

As geographers are prone to emphasize, differing groups of people in differing sociospatial locations around the world have distinct, place-related interests and identities, so that notions of global [solidarity] … will at best display a vision and at worst betray an illusion.

Jim Glassman (2003: 514)


This chapter is written against the background of two closely interlinked developments. The first is the increase in the number and type (or at least visibility) of transborder political movements this last decade or so, particularly during the years of what David Slater (2003: ...

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