Academic work as radical purpose — ASN Events

Academic work as radical purpose (12454)

Paul Hodge 1
  1. University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

Sponsored by the Critical Development Study Group

Keywords: development, critique, radical purpose, praxis
Geographers have had much to say about the pitfalls of development. That it remains hierarchical and culturally inflected, operating on racialised, gendered and class lines, has made it somewhat of an easy target.
But what lies beyond the safe confines of critique?
What might ‘doing development’ look like if academic work was to deliver more radical and embodied purpose?
This panel aims to provoke discussion on the nature of critique itself, questions of radical purpose, and the urgency of development praxis.

Organisers: Paul Hodge (, Matthew Allen (, Sarah Wright (, and Katharine McKinnon (, Andrew McGregor (
Possible panelists: Michael Watts, Noel Castree, Macia Langton, Sarah Wright, Katharine McKinnon