My review of Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift’s Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left has just been published on Antipode’s online Book Review page. There is also a (shorter) review of the same book by Fred Inglis in the Times Higher. And the Mobilizing Ideas blog had a post about it a while ago too, in case you missed it (and are interested in these things).
Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
Clive Barnett reviews Amin and Thrift (and links to two other reviews).
This book is a major problem for a lot of people working in the discipline of geography, as Barnett hints in his review (which is the one you actually link to). He says “The world of actual Left politics, of contestation, experimentation, mobilisation and even governance, is a kind of running marginal note never allowed to intrude too far into the theoretical construct being elaborated in the main narrative.” There is virtually nothing about left politics, and plenty of recourse to (mainly continental European) theory that takes us not very far at all. If you are moving to Warwick, please have a word with the highly paid VC!