Chapter 10 Erosion: Fugitivity

How might we imagine the fugitivity of geography?

Activities and Prompts

  1. Consider this essay in relation to Chapter 11: “Place: Re/Mapping.” How might alternative geographies, or ways of re/mapping, help capture the complexities of fugitivity?


Sea stacks along the Skerwink Trail, near Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Lesley Butler
Along the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Lesley Butler
Cliffs at Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon.
Erosion at Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
Silver Mine Head Path, East Coast Trail, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon


Barad, Karen. 2007. Meeting the universe halfway: Quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning.Durham: Duke University Press.

Bennett, Jane. 2010. Vibrant matter: A political ecology of things. Durham: Duke University Press.

Campt, Tina. 2017. Listening to images. Durham: Duke University Press.

Carter, Paul. 2008. Dark writing: Geography, performance, design. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Cixous, Hélène. 1998. Stigmata: Escaping texts. London and New York: Routledge.

“erode, v.” OED Online. June 2017. Oxford University Press. (accessed January 03, 2018).

Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén. 2014. Decolonial options and artistic/aestheSic entanglements: An interview with Walter Mignolo. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 3.1:196-212.

Gumbs, Alexis Pauline. 2016. Spill: Scenes of black feminist fugitivity. Durham: Duke University Press.

Halberstam, Jack. 2013. “Go gaga: Anarchy, chaos, and the wild.” Social Text116 31.3: 123-34. doi: 10.125/01642472-2152873.

Harney, Stefano and Moten, Fred. 2013. The undercommons: Fugitive planning and black study.New York: Autonomedia.

Hartman, Saidiya. 2008. Venus in two acts.Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 26: 1-14.

Lee, Erica Violet. 2016. In defence of the wastelands: A survival guide. GUTS 7. Accessed 31 December 2017.

Lorde, Audre. 1984. Sister outsider: Essays and speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press Feminist Series.

Martineau, Jarrett and Eric Ritskes. 2014. Fugitive indigeneity: Reclaiming the terrain of decolonial struggle through Indigenous art. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 3.1: i-xiii.

Million, Dian. 2014. There is a river in me: Theory from life. In Theorizing native studies, eds. Audra Simpson and Andrea Smith, 31-42. Durham: Duke University Press.

Philip, M. NourbeSe. 2008. Zong! Middletown: Wesleyan University Press

Philip, M. NourbeSe. 1997. Dis/Place. In A genealogy of resistance—And other essays, 74–112. Toronto: The Mercury Press.

Philip, M. NourbeSe. 1989. Discourse on the logic of language. In She tries her tongue/her silence softly breaks, 56-9. Charlottetown: Ragweed Press.

Prosser, Jay. 2001. Skin memories. In Thinking through the skin, eds. Sara Ahmed and Jackie Stacey, 52-68. London and New York: Routledge.

Ritskes, Eric. 2017. Beyond and against white settler capitalism in Palestine: Fugitive futurities in Amir Nizar Zuabi’s “The underground ghetto city of Gaza.” Cultural Studies óCritical Methodologies 17.1: 78-86. doi: 10.1177/1532708616640561.

Roberts, Neil. 2015. Freedom as marronage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Savage, Candace. 2012. A geography of blood: Unearthing memory from a prairie landscape. Vancouver: Greystone Books.

Sharpe, Christina. 2016. In the wake: On Blackness and being. Durham: Duke University Press.

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake. 2017. As we have always done: Indigenous freedom through radical resistance. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Sojoyner, Damien M. 2017. Another life is possible: Fugitivity and enclosed spaces. Cultural Anthropology 32.4: 514-36. doi: 10.14506/ca32.4.04.

Tuana, Nancy. 2008. Viscous porosity: Witnessing Katrina. In Material feminisms, eds. Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman, 188-213. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.


(c) Sonja Boon, Lesley Butler, and Daze Jefferies, 2018.