Co-producing caribbean geographies of in/security

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  • University of Glasgow
  • School of Geographical and Earth Sciences


This commentary is a friendly response to Chris Philo's Boundary Crossing article on the relevance of security as a theme for that year's RGS Annual Conference (Philo C 2012 Security of geography/geography of security Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37 1-7). The article did the important preliminary work of unfixing the meanings of security, and in particular introduced a fertile heuristic distinction between big-S and small-s security. This article seeks to bring this useful distinction into relationship with this year's (2014) RGS conference theme, the co-production of knowledge, through a located focus on the co-production of Caribbean big-S and small-s securities. It argues ultimately that co-production is a concept that needs to be used critically, and that engagement with Caribbean and other postcolonial theorists would be an excellent starting point.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Issue number4
Early online date16 Aug 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • Big-S and small-s securities, Caribbean in/securities, Co-production