Doreen Massey: Selected Political Writings
David Featherstone & Diarmaid Kelliher
Whether it was challenging the policy-making processes for planning in a city like London or for tackling global inequality, Doreen Massey was at the forefront of explaining the significance of space. Her work made geography about more than maps and description and transformed it into a tool for explaining and changing the distribution of political power.
– John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and former Shadow Chancellor
Doreen Massey was a remarkably generous and democratic thinker and those traits are well-displayed in this collection. She anticipates here so much of today’s debates about regional inequality and the politics of place, but is always alive to how class and sex and ethnicity play against and with each other. How I wish we had her now!
– Aditya Chakrabortty, senior economics commentator, the Guardian
Packed with ideas and observations that resonate for now, these engaging essays also throw light on the range and depth of Doreen Massey’s socialist feminist thinking about the past.
– Sheila Rowbotham, author of Daring to Hope: My Life in the 1970s