The People's Geography Project will publish working papers that address the aims of the Project: In the struggle for social and economic justice, a People's Geography commits us to understanding how everyday life is structured through complex relations of power that are fundamentally geographical. We want to disseminate the latest writing that demonstrates and addresses this statement. We want to stimulate discussion, aid in teaching critical geography and expand theoretical and empirical analyses. Working Papers in the People's Geography will address three fields: * "Exploratory Essays" - Empirical research and case studies that illustrate the issues and debates outlined in the Project's slogan. * "Theoretical Treatises" - Theoretical analysis and development of what the Project's slogan means. * "Building Blocks" - concise papers outlining established theoretical ideas that can be used to help teaching and activism. Essays that turn theory into plain language.

Working Papers in the People's Geography will be 'works in progress' that provoke debate, advance geographical perspectives and work towards the realization of the aims of the People's Geography Project. Members of the People's Geography Project will read Working Papers to ensure they meet two criteria for publication: 1. The Working Paper contributes to the aims of the People's Geography Project 2. The Working Paper is not libelous or otherwise offensive

We will make all Working Papers in the series available in two formats: 1. Individual papers that can be downloaded as .pdf files from the Project's web-site: 2. Bi-annual collections of papers, published as booklets in April and September each year and distributed to libraries, archives, organizations, institutions and individuals. As they are circulated and discussed, we hope that the ideas and assessments presented in Working Papers will progress and develop. As a result, copyright of the Working Paper remains with the author(s) who may, at a later date, submit and publish their work elsewhere.

For volume 1 of the Working Papers, we will accept material until 1 July 2003. In future, please submit your materials to the People's Geography Project by 1 January (for April's collection) and 1 July (for September). Submission may be by email (as attached Word documents) or 2 paper copies of your Working Paper. Also, please use the Harvard in-text referencing style rather than footnotes or endnotes when completing a Working Paper and, unless prior arrangement is made with the editor, please write in English.

When making an in-text reference: (a) Referencing an idea or argument, but not a direct quotation of an author's words Either: Mitchell (1993) argues that geographers from all sections of the discipline accept this definition. Or: Geographers from all sections of the discipline accept this definition (Mitchell, 1993). (b) Referencing a quotation taken from a book or article Either: "This definition," states Mitchell (1993: 97), "sits relatively comfortably in both mainstream and radical geography." Or: "This definition sits relatively comfortably in both mainstream and radical geography" (Mitchell, 1993: 97). When making a reference list, please follow this style: (a) For books: Crang, Mike (1998) Cultural Geography, Routledge, London and New York. (b) For book chapters in an edited collection: Knopp, Lawrence (1995) "Sexuality and urban space: A framework for analysis" in David Bell and Gill Valentine (ed.) Mapping Desire: Geographies of sexualities, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 149-161. (c) For articles in journals: Mitchell, Don (1993) "State intervention in landscape production: The Wheatland Riot and the California Commission of Immigration and Housing" Antipode, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 91-113. (d) For internet articles: Lentin, Ronit (1999) "The Rape of the Nation: Women Narrativising Genocide" Sociological Research Online, vol. 4 (2). Internet address: Site accessed 15 May 2002.

For submissions and inquiries contact:
Dr. Euan Hague
Geography Department
DePaul University
990 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 773-325-7890
Fax: 773-325-4590