In this episode, hosts Alex Moulton and Brian Williams visit Birmingham, Alabama to revisit the work of Dr. Bobby M. Wilson. Dr. Wilson’s work was the subject of two panel discussions at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in 2019. Titled “Reframing Marxism and Race: The Scholarship of Bobby Wilson,” the panels included Wilson in conversation with collaborators and interlocutors who reflected on his work and mentorship: Adam Bledsoe, Joe Darden, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Perla Guerrero, Wendy Cheng, Benjamin Rubin, and Willie Wright. The hosts discuss a range of topics, from the lineage of radical Black scholarship and activism with and through geography to the place-specific intricacies and intimacies of racial capitalism.
Our theme music is “It’s Not Jazz,” by Tronx.
Our interstital music is a mix from “Billion Dragonflies” from Andy Cross Jobs.
Our outro music is “Everything Electric and Little More,” by Frenic
Music from Tronx, Frenic, and Andy Cross Jobs are available on archive.org’s amazing Netlabels collection and is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0. archive.org/details/netlabels
Many thanks to The Antipode Foundation for their generous support.
Episode 3 is hosted by Alex Moulton and Brian Williams.
The episode was mixed and edited by Brian Williams.
This episode was produced by all members of the Antipod Sound Collective.
Please cite as: Antipod Sound Collective. “Episode 3: Connecting Race, Place, and Capital with Dr. Bobby M. Wilson” Written/hosted by Alex Moulton and Brian Williams, edited by Brian Williams. February 24, 2020. https://soundcloud.com/antipodcollective/episode-03-connecting-race-place-and-capital-with-dr-bobby-m-wilson
Bobby M. Wilson, America’s Johannesburg: Industrialization and Racial Transformation in Birmingham (Athens: University of Georgia Press, Reprint 2019).
Bobby M. Wilson, Race and Place in Birmingham: The Civil Rights and Neighborhood Movements (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)