[URBANTH-L]CFN: James Blaut Award and Memorial Lecture
eliottretter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 12:38:09 EDT 2008
The Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group is pleased to accept
nominations for the 4th annual James Blaut Award and Memorial Lecture.
James Blaut's passing in 2000 was a terrible loss to the academy and
liberation struggles around the world. A radical geographer, Jim worked
indefatigably on issues of social justice and inequality; enhanced our
understanding of racism, imperialism, and Eurocentrism; and contributed
directly to the advancement of socialist and anti-colonial struggles. With
the co-sponsorship of Antipode, the Socialist and Critical Geography
Specialty Group (SCGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
will present the fourth annual James Blaut Award and Memorial Lecture at the
2009 AAG Annual Meeting. To honor Jim Blaut's efforts, the award will
recognize a scholar who, over the course of her/his life, has (1) used a
geographic and historical analysis of capitalism to explain current social
injustices and inequalities; (2) promoted activism against oppressive power
relations both within and outside the academy; and (3) bridged socialist
theory and practice. The recipient will be expected to deliver the James
Blaut Memorial Lecture at the 2009 AAG Annual Meeting held March 22-27 in
Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Nominations should include the nominee's curriculum vitae and two letters of
recommendation, one from an academic and one from an activist working
outside the academy. The recommendation letters must speak to the scholarly
and wider social value of the nominee's work. The award, along with a US
$500 honorarium will be presented at the James Blaut Memorial Lecture and
will be announced at the Awards Luncheon during the 2009 AAG Annual Meeting.
The award is presented annually.
The deadline for nominations for the James Blaut Award is January 25, 2009.
Email submissions are encouraged. Please forward nominations to Eliot
Tretter, the SCGSG Awards Committee Chair, at etretter at mail.utexas.edu or
Lawrence Berg, the SCGSG Nominations Committee Chair, at
lawrence.berg at ubc.ca <http://lawrence%2Eberg@ubc.ca/>.
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