Doreen Massey (1944-2016)

Progressive Geographies

I’m hearing news on twitter that Doreen Massey has died. This is very sad, for family and friends of course, but also for Geography, where her work had a major impact. She was one of the geographers whose work I knew about before I came into the discipline, mainly for her Spatial Divisions of Labour book but also her earlier collaborative book Capital and Land. Of course she went on to write several more books, including Space, Place and Gender, For Space and World City. I heard her talk a couple of times, once at the Soundings launch event, but only met her briefly. I can’t find an online announcement or obituary, but will link when I find one.

Update: the Open University has an announcement here.

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I'm a faculty member in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. I'm interested in how societies plan, who is involved and who isn't, and the differential impacts of decision making on communities. I particularly like to think about food systems, and democracy or participation in social life. I also have this thing for school buses in general, and one in particular. Vamanos!

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