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"Where every breeze speaks of courage and liberty": Offshore Humanism and Marine Xenology, or, Racism and the Problem of Critique at Sea Level

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-22
JournalAntipode: a radical journal of geography
Issue number1
Early online date30 May 2017
Accepted/In press7 Mar 2017
E-pub ahead of print30 May 2017
PublishedJan 2018


  • Where every breeze speaks_GILROY_Publishedonline30May2017_GREEN AAM

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    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gilroy, P., '“Where every breeze speaks of courage and liberty”: Offshore Humanism and Marine Xenology, or, Racism and the Problem of Critique at Sea Level', Antipode, 2017, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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The 2015 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture was delivered by Prof. Paul Gilroy on 2 September at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference. Prof. Gilroy's lecture interrogates the contemporary attractions of post-humanism and asks questions about what a "reparative humanism" might alternatively entail. He uses a brief engagement with the conference theme-"geographies of the Anthropocene"-to frame his remarks and try to explain why antiracist politics and ethics not only require consideration of nature and time but also promote a timely obligation to roam into humanism's forbidden zones.

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