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Casting a black Gandhi: Martin Luther King Jr, American pacifists and the global dynamics of race (2018)
Journal Article
Hodder, J. (in press). Casting a black Gandhi: Martin Luther King Jr, American pacifists and the global dynamics of race. Journal of American Studies, ISSN 0021-8758

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely read through his association with Gandhi’s ideas and practice. Whilst it is important to neither overstate nor ignore this influence, the paper retraces the work undertaken behind-the-scenes to script this relationshi... Read More

Waging peace: militarising pacifism in Central Africa and the problem of geography, 1962 (2016)
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Hodder, J. (2017). Waging peace: militarising pacifism in Central Africa and the problem of geography, 1962. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(1), doi:10.1111/tran.12145. ISSN 0020-2754

Despite the discipline having undergone a ‘peace turn’ in recent years, the history of the peace movement itself remains curiously under explored by geographers. This paper retraces the World Peace Brigade and its collaboration with the Northern Rhod... Read More

Toward a geography of black internationalism: Bayard Rustin, nonviolence and the promise of Africa (2016)
Journal Article
Hodder, J. (in press). Toward a geography of black internationalism: Bayard Rustin, nonviolence and the promise of Africa. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(6), doi:10.1080/24694452.2016.1203284. ISSN 2469-4452

This article charts the trip made by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin to West Africa in 1952, and examines the unpublished ‘Africa Program’ which he subsequently presented to leading American pacifists. I situate Rustin’s writings within the burgeon... Read More

Introduction: historical geographies of internationalism, 1900-1950 (2015)
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Hodder, J., Legg, S., & Heffernan, M. (2015). Introduction: historical geographies of internationalism, 1900-1950. Political Geography, 49, doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.09.005. ISSN 0962-6298

This introduction to a special issue on historical geographies of internationalism begins by situating the essays that follow in relation to the on-going refugee crisis in Europe and beyond. This crisis has revealed, once again, both the challenges a... Read More

Conferencing the international at the World Pacifist Meeting in India, 1949 (2015)
Journal Article
Hodder, J. (2015). Conferencing the international at the World Pacifist Meeting in India, 1949. Political Geography, 49, doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.03.002. ISSN 0962-6298

This paper considers how the act of conferencing was central to imagining, negotiating and contesting post-war pacifism as an internationalist project. The paper contends that internationalism and the international conference are inexorably entwined.... Read More