Professor Nigel Clark

Professor

Research Overview

I look at how social life is shaped and perturbed by physical forces. The idea of the `Anthropocene’ prompts us to see human beings as geological agents. But I also want to ask how our species acquired its geological agency: what physical forces we’ve tapped into and joined up with. I’m currently looking at how humans have used fire to transform `earthy materials’ - and in the process, how we’ve shaped our social and physical worlds. This leads on to the question of what kinds of material and social experimentation we should be considering in times of rapid climate change.

Geo-politics and the disaster of the anthropocene
Clark, N. 2014 In: Disasters and politics. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 9781118531396.
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Geopolitics at the threshold
Clark, N. 11/2013 In: Political Geography. 37, p. 48-50. 3 p.
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Introduction, life, water
Humphreys, D., Clark, N., Smith, S., Jehlicka, P., Bingham, N. 10/2013 Milton Keynes : Open University. 472 p. ISBN: 9781780073262 .
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Global justice and disasters
Clark, N., Chhotray, V., Few, R. 06/2013 In: Geographical Journal. 179, 2, p. 105-113. 9 p.
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Geoengineering and geologic politics
Clark, N. 2013 In: Environment and Planning A. 45, 12, p. 2825-2832. 8 p.
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Mobile life: biosecurity practices and insect globalization
Clark, N. 2013 In: Science as Culture. 22, 1, p. 16-37. 22 p.
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Sustaining difference: climate change, diet and the materiality of race
Clark, N., Gunaratnam, Y. 2013 In: Geographies of race and food. Farnham : Ashgate ISBN: 9781409469278 .
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Sex, politics and inhuman artistry
Clark, N. 11/2012 In: Dialogues in Human Geography. 2, 3, p. 271-275. 5 p.
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Pre-race post-race: climate change and planetary humanism
Gunaratnam, Y., Clark, N. 2/07/2012 In: darkmatter. 9, 1
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Atlas: geography, architecture and change in an interdependent world
Tyszczuk, R., Smith, J., Clark, N., Butcher, M. 2012 London : Black Dog Press. 175 p. ISBN: 9781907317392.
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Geopower: a panel on Elizabeth Grosz’s "Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth"
Yusoff, K., Grosz, E., Clark, N., Saldanha, A., Nash, C. 2012 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 30, 6, p. 971–988. 18 p.
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Rock, life, fire: speculative geophysics and the anthropocene
Clark, N. 2012 In: Oxford Literary Review. 34, 2, p. 259–276. 18 p.
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Inhuman nature: sociable life on a dynamic planet
Clark, N. 2011 London : Sage. 245 p. ISBN: 9780761957249.
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Acquiescence: fluid realities and planned retreat
Clark, N. 2010 In: Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture. 4, p. 42-59. 18 p.
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Environmental changes, global challenges
Brandon, M., Clark, N. 2010 2nd ed. Milton Keynes : Open University. ISBN: 9781848730076.
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Ex-orbitant generosity: gifts of love in a cold cosmos
Clark, N. 2010 In: Parallax. 16, 1, p. 80-95. 16 p.
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Volatile Worlds, Vulnerable Bodies: Confronting Abrupt Climate Change
Clark, N. 2010 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 27, 2-3, p. 31-53. 23 p.
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Extending hospitality: giving space, taking time
Dikec, M., Clark, N., Barnett, C. 03/2009 In: Paragraph. 32, 1, p. 1-14. 14 p.
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Extending hospitality: giving space, taking time
Dikec, M., Clark, N., Barnett, C. 2009 Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 124 p. ISBN: 9780748638901.
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Aboriginal cosmopolitanism
Clark, N. 09/2008 In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 32, 3, p. 737-744. 8 p.
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Material geographies: a world in the making
Clark, N., Massey, D., Sarre, P. 2008 London : Sage. 446 p. ISBN: 9781847874696.
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Living through the tsunami: vulnerability and generosity on a volatile earth
Clark, N. 11/2007 In: Geoforum. 38, 6, p. 1127-1139. 13 p.
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Interdependence
Smith, J., Clark, N., Yusoff, k. 11/01/2007 In: Geography Compass. 1, 3, p. 340-359. 20 p.
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Disaster and generosity
Clark, N. 12/2005 In: Geographical Journal. 171, 4, p. 384-386. 3 p.
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Ex-orbitant globality
Clark, N. 10/2005 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 22, 5, p. 165-185. 21 p.
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