We will be updating our blog regularly to announce publications, seminars, events, and other newsworthy items related to our Beyond Inhabitation Lab and its affiliated members.
This month, we are very excited to announce that each of our co-directors, Michele Lancione (w/Ash Amin) and AbdouMaliq Simone, has just published a book with Duke University Press!
The Surrounds: Urban Life within and beyond Capture, by AbdouMaliq Simone, 176 pages, Published: June 2022
Simone’s book, The Surrounds: Urban Life within and beyond Capture, shares insights from urban regions across Asia and Africa to illustrate the surrounds, which he defines as, “a kind of urbanization from below, a materialization of a more pluriversal territorialization of urban space, or an essential subaltern politics.”
For a summary of the book, the introduction, its table of contents and more, please visit its page at Duke University Press here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-surrounds
For a talk by Simone on the same subject, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWbftvc5MPI
Grammars of the Urban Ground, by Ash Amin & Michele Lancione (eds.), 264 pages, Published: June 2022
This volume co-edited by Ash Amin and Beyond Inhabitation Lab co-director Michele Lancione features chapters from two generations of scholars at the fore of urban studies, including Ananya Roy, Teresa P. R. Caldeira, Colin McFarlane, Natalie Oswin, our Lab co-director AbdouMaliq Simone, and more. Each author pushes the boundaries of urban theory by re-examining it through the lens of knowledge and grammars from their own urban grounds.
For a summary of the book, the introduction, its table of contents and more, please visit its page at Duke University Press here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/grammars-of-the-urban-ground