Historical geography is an active, theoretically-informed and vibrant field of study within modern geography, with strong interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in relation to recent developments and current research. The Handbook is in two volumes, divided across nine parts. Volume One includes commentaries on the history and geography of historical geography, and reviews how historical geographers have considered the appropriation, management and representation of landscape, the changing geographies of property, land, money and financial capital, and the demographic, medical and political analysis of the world's growing and mobile population. Volume Two shows how historical geographers have made significant contributions to geopolitical debates about the relationships between nation-states and empires, to environmental challenges posed by human interaction with the natural world, to studies of the cultural, intellectual and political implications of modern science and technology, and to investigations of communicative action, artefacts, performances and representations. The final part reviews the methodological and ethical challenges of historical geography as a publicly engaged research practice. Part 1: Histories and Geographies; Part 2: Land and Landscapes; Part 3: Property and Money; Part 4: Population and Mobility; Part 5: Territory and Geopolitics; Part 6: Environment and Nature; Part 7: Science and Technology; Part 8: Meaning and Communication; and Part 9: Studies in Practice.
Chapter 14: Geographies of Dispossession
Geographies of Dispossession
Throughout much of 2016, people around the world watched clashes unfold between, on the one hand, supporters of the Hunkpapa Lakota, Sihasapa Lakota and Yanktonai Dakota peoples of the Standing Rock Reservation in South and North Dakota and, on the other hand, state-government and industry officials supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline Project (NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective, 2016). In these opening decades of the 21st century, people are also witnessing anti-Black and racialized violence around the world, violence which shares calculated neoliberal efforts to expand capitalist forces that have, historically, been at the heart of so many colonial and imperial expansionist projects. For instance, as geographers have recently pointed out:
Anti-black police violence in ...