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Professor Colin McFarlane - all publications
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Book review forum: David Harvey, Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009; 352 pp.: 9780231148467, US$27.50/£19 (hbk). Dialogues in Human Geography. 2011;1:107-110. Jeffrey, A., McFarlane, C. & Vasudevan, A.
Spectacle, State, Modernity: A Commentary on Retort's “Afflicted Powers”. Geopolitics. 2007;12:206-222. Chapter in book McFarlane, C.
Urban fragments: a subaltern studies imagination. In: Jazeel, T. & Legg, S. Subaltern Geographies. Athens, GA: Georgia University Press; 2019:210-230. McFarlane, C. & Vasudevan, A.
Informal Infrastructures. In: Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. & Sheller, M. Handbook of Mobilities. Routledge; 2014:256-264. McFarlane, C., Desai, R. & Graham, S. Politics of sanitation: Informality and the constitution of urban metabolic life in Mumbai. In: Shrestha, K., Ojha, H.R., McManus, P. Rubbo, A. & Dhote, K.K.
Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy and Practice in the Age of Climate Change. Guilford Press; 2014. Luque, A., McFarlane, C. & Marvin, S.
Smart urbanism: cities, grids and alternatives?. In: Hodson, M. & Marvin, S. After Sustainable Cities?. Routeldge; 2014:74-90. McFarlane, C. Studies in Comparative Urbanism. In: Desai, V. & Potter, R.
Companion to Development Studies. Hodder Education; 2014:296-298. Anjaria, J.S. & McFarlane, C. Conceptualising the City in South Asia. In: Anjaria, J.S. & McFarlane, C.
Urban Navigations: Politics, Space and the City in South Asia. New Delhi and London: Routledge; 2011:1-22. McFarlane, C. Sanitation in Mumbai's Informal Settlements: Governance, Infrastructure, and Cost Recovery. In: Bade, K.J, Lorentz, B. & Pries, L.
Migration and Integration: Reflections on Our Common Future. Europaische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig; 2011:123-136. McFarlane, C. Entries for 'Mumbai' and 'Squatter Movements'. In: Hutchison, R., Aalbers, M., Beauregard, R. & Crang, M.
Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. London: Sage; 2010. McFarlane, C. Everyday interruptions: urban life in the global South. In: Graham, S.D.N.
Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails. New York: Routledge; 2010. Edited book Marvin, S., Luque-Ayala, A. & McFarlane, C.
. Routledge; 2016. Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn? Graham, S. & McFarlane, C.
Infrastructural Lives: Politics, Experience and the Urban Fabric. Earthscan-Routledge; 2015. McFarlane, C. & Waibel, M.
Urban Informalities: Reflections on the Formal and Informal. Ashgate; 2012. Anjaria, J.S. & McFarlane, C.
Urban Navigations: Politics, Space and the City in South Asia. London and New Delhi: Routledge; 2010. Edited Journal McFarlane, C. & Robinson, J.
Experiments in Comparative Urbanism. Urban Geography, 33 (6, 765-773): 2012. Anderson, B. & McFarlane, C.
. Area, 43 (2): 2011. Introduction and Conclusion to Special Issue on 'Assemblage and Geography' Jeffrey, A., McFarlane, C. & Vasudevan, A.
Introduction: A Symposium on Global Shadows. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 29, 251-253 2008. Legg, S. & McFarlane, C.
Ordinary urban spaces: between postcolonialism and development. Environment and Planning A, 40 (1, 6-14): 2008. Jeffrey, C. & McFarlane, C.
Performing Cosmopolitanism: Introduction to the Special Issue. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26 (3, 420-427): 2008. McFarlane, C. & Rutherford, J.
Political Infrastructures: Governing and Experiencing the Fabric of the City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32 (2, 363-74): 2008. Journal Article
De/re-densification: a relational geography of urban density. City. 2020;24:314-324. Heslop, J., McFarlane, C. & Ormerod, E.
Relational Housing Across the North-South Divide: Learning Between Albania, Uganda, and the UK. Housing Studies. 2020. Yap, C. & McFarlane, C.
Understanding and Researching Urban Extreme Poverty: A Conceptual-Methodological Approach. Environment and Urbanization. 2020;32:254-274. McFarlane, C.
The Urbanization of the Sanitation Crisis: Placing Waste in the City. Development and Change. 2019;50:239-1262. Bulkeley, H., Luque-Ayala, A., McFarlane, C. & MacLeod, G.
Enhancing urban autonomy: towards a new political project for cities. Urban Studies. 2018;55:702-719. McFarlane, C.
Fragment Urbanism: Politics on the Margins of the City. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2018;36:1007-1025. McFarlane, C., Silver, J. & Truelove, Y.
Cities within Cities: Intra-Urban Comparison of Infrastructure in Mumbai, Delhi and Cape Town. Urban Geography. 2017;38:1393-1417. McFarlane, C. & Silver, J.
Navigating the city: dialectics of everyday urbanism. Transactions of the Institute for British Geographers. 2017;42:458-471. McFarlane, C. & Söderström, O.
On alternative smart cities: from a technology-intensive to a knowledge-intensive smart urbanism. City. 2017;21:312-328. McFarlane, C. & Silver, J.
The Poolitical City: “Seeing Sanitation” and Making the Urban Political in Cape Town. Antipode. 2017;49:125-148. Lancione, M. & McFarlane, C.
Life at the urban margins: sanitation infra-making and the potential of experimental comparison. Environment and Planning A. 2016;48:2402-2421. McFarlane, C.
The Geographies of Urban Density: Topology, Politics and the City. Progress in Human Geography. 2016;40:629-648. McFarlane, C. & Desai, R.
Sites of entitlement claim, negotiation and struggle in Mumbai. Environment and urbanization. 2015;27:441-454. Desai, R., McFarlane, C. & Graham, S.
The politics of open defecation: informality, body, and infrastructure in Mumbai. Antipode. 2015;47:98-120. Mizanur, M.R., Atkins, P.J. & McFarlane, C.
'Factors affecting slum sanitation projects in Dhaka City: learning from the dynamics of social-technological-governance systems'. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2014;4:346-358. McFarlane, C, Desai, R. & Graham, S.
Informal Urban Sanitation: Everyday Life, Comparison and Poverty. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2014;104:989-1011. MacLeod, D.G. & McFarlane, C.
Introduction: Grammars of Urban Injustice. Antipode. 2014;46:857-873. McFarlane, C.
From sanitation inequality to malevolent urbanism: the normalisation of suffering in Mumbai. Geoforum. 2013;43:1287-1290. Graham, S., McFarlane, C. & Desai, R.
Water wars in Mumbai. Public Culture. 2013;25:115-141 Anderson, B., Kearnes, M., McFarlane, C. & Swanton, D. On assemblages and geography.
Dialogues in Human Geography. 2012;2:171-189. Jeffrey, A., McFarlane, C. & Vasudevan, A.
Rethinking enclosure: space, subjectivity, and the commons. Antipode. 2012;44:1247-1267. McFarlane, C.
Rethinking informality: politics, crisis and the city. Planning Theory and Practice. 2012;13:89-108. McFarlane, C. The entrepreneurial slum: civil society, mobility, and the co-production of urban development.
Urban Studies. 2012;49:2926-2947. McFarlane, C.
Assemblage and critical urbanism. City. 2011;15:204-224. McFarlane, C. Encountering, describing and transforming urbanism: concluding reflections on assemblage and urban criticality.
City. 2011;15:731-739. McFarlane, C.
On context: assemblage, political economy and structure. City. 2011;15:375-388. McFarlane, C.
The city as a machine for learning. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2011;36:360-376. McFarlane, C.
The city as assemblage: dwelling and urban space. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2011;29:649-671. McFarlane, C.
The Comparative City: Knowledge, Learning, Urbanism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 2010;34:725-742. Jazeel, T. & McFarlane, C.
The limits of responsibility: a postcolonial politics of academic knowledge production. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2010;35:109-124. McFarlane, C.
Translocal assemblages: space, power and social movements. Geoforum. 2009;40:561-567. McFarlane, C.
Governing the contaminated city: infrastructure and sanitation in colonial and postcolonial Bombay. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 2008;32:415-435. Jeffrey, A., McFarlane, C. & Vasudevan, A.
Guest Editors Introduction: Debating Capital, Spectacle and Modernity. Public Culture. 2008;20:531-538. McFarlane, C.
Postcolonial Bombay: decline of a cosmopolitan city?. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2008;26:480-499. Reprinted with permission in the South Asian Journal for Culture (2010). McFarlane, C.
Sanitation in Mumbai's informal settlements: state, 'slum' and infrastructure. Environment and Planning A. 2008;40:88-107. Vasudevan, A., McFarlane, C. & Jeffrey, A.
Spaces of Enclosure. Geoforum. 2008;39:1641–1646. McFarlane, C.
Urban Shadows: Materiality, the 'Southern city', and Urban Theory. Geography Compass. 2008;2:340-358. Jazeel, T. & McFarlane, C.
Responsible Learning: Cultures of Knowledge Production and the North-South Divide. Antipode. 2007;39:781-789. McFarlane, C.
Crossing Borders: development, learning and the North-South divide. Third World Quarterly. 2006;27:1413-1437. McFarlane, C.
Knowledge, learning and development: a post-rationalist approach. Progress in Development Studies. 2006;6:287-305. McFarlane, C.
Transnational development networks: bringing development and postcolonial approaches into dialogue. The Geographical Journal. 2006;172:35-49. McFarlane, C.
Geographical Imaginations and spaces of political engagement:
Examples from the Indian Alliance. Antipode. 2004;36:890-916.
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