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Richard Averill Walker
Professor of Geography
University of California, Berkeley
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The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland
Geography and Environmental Engineering
(1971 - 1975)
Stanford University Stanford, California
(1965 - 1969)
- Research grant (matched) from Robert Chlebowski for Living New Deal project, Dept of Geography ($5,000) (2009 - 2010)
- Faculty Research Grant, Committee on Research ($1,000) (2008 - 2009)
- Faculty Research Grant, Committee on Research ($1,000) (2007 - 2008)
- Haas Scholar Program advisor grant ($2,500). (2006 - 2007)
- Distinguished Teaching Award, Division of Social Sciences, Collge of L&S (Apr 2010)
- Berkeley Authors Annual Award, Berkeley Public Library (Feb 2009)
- Finalist for the Western Writers of America “Spur” Award, for The Country in the City (2008)
- California Studies Association (1989 - Present)
- Association of American Geographers (1975 - Present)
- The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. Seattle: University of Washington.
- The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of California Agribusiness. New York: The New Press.
- The New Social Economy: Reworking the Division of Labor. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell. (w/ A. Sayer)
- The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. (w/ M. Storper)
- The Golden State Adrift, New Left Review. Nov-Dec. 66: pp. 5-30.
- The Living New Deal: The Unsung Benefits of the New Deal for the United States and California, Working Paper Series, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley.
- Blinded by History: The Geographic Dimension in Society and Environment, In: Douglas Sackman, ed. A Companion to Environmental History. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 553-77.
- California, Pivot of the Great Recession, Working Paper
- Karl Marx between Two Worlds: The Antinomies of Giovanni Arrighi's Adam Smith in Beijing, Historical Materialism, 18, pp. 52-73.
- The Lungs of the City: 75 Years and Counting for the East Bay Parks, Bay Nature, October-December, pp. 18-22.
- At the crossroads: defining California through the global economy. IN: David Igler and William Denevan, eds. A Companion to California History. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 75-96.
- Human-environment relations. (Editor's Intro to 1979 Antipode Special Issue). IN: Bauder, Harald and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro (eds.). Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings. Praxis (e)Press. 322-46. (reprinted with minor revisions)
- In Memoriam: Allan Pred, 1936-2007: reflections on a life. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(2): 487-93. (with Michael Watts)
- San Francisco's haymarket: a redemptive tale of class struggle. ACME: Online Journal of Geography. 7/1: 45-58.
- The Chinese Road: cities in the transition to capitalism. New Left Review, 46:39-66. (with Daniel Buck)
- Allan Pred: friend and rebel, Antipode, 39(2): 388-92. & Allan Pred: scholar, teacher & rebel, Progress in Human Geography, 31(6): 813-815. (both with Michael Watts)
- The sands of San Francisco. AAG Newsletter, Oct. 2006, p 1, 4
- Walker & Watts, Allan Pred: Friend & Rebel, for Antipode, 2007
- Walker, Richard. 2007. My Days at the Helm of the Good Ship Antipode. Antipode website, recollections of former editors. (need url)
- My days at the helm of the good ship Antipode. Antipode
- Teaching (political) economic geography: some personal reflections. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 30/3: 427-37.
- The education of an economic geographer. IN: Helen Lawton-Smith and Sharmistha Bagchi-Chen, eds. The Past, Present and Future of Economic Geography. London: Routledge. 103-11.
- The boom and the bombshell: the New economy bubble and the San Francisco Bay Area, in Giovanna Vertova, ed. , The Changing Economic Geography of Globalization. London: Routledge. 121-47.
- Power of Place and Space. Race, Poverty & The Environment. 11/1:7-8.
- Industry Builds Out the City: Industrial Decentralization in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1850-1950. In Robert Lewis, ed. Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. (revised version of 2001 article) (as pdf)
- The Spectre of Marxism -- The Return of The Limits to Capital. Antipode (June) 36:3.
- Crimes of the Continental Op: On reading Joe Nevins' Operation Gatekeeper. Antipode (January) 36/1: 156-62.
- A hidden geography. IN: Richard Misrach, The Golden Gate. Santa Fe: Arena Editions. 145-58. (New Edition forthcoming from Aperture Press, New York, Fall 2004)
- Growing surpluses, dwindling politics: Bluestone and Harrison's Growing Prosperity. Antipode. 33/1: 90-100.
- Bennett Harrison: A life worth living. Antipode. 33/1: 34-38.
- California's golden road to riches: natural resources and regional capitalism, 1848-1940. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 91(1): 167-99.
- Industry builds the city: industrial decentralization in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1850-1940. Journal of Historical Geography. 27/1: 36-57.
- Beyond the crabgrass frontier: industry and the spread of North American cities, 1850-1950 (with Robert Lewis) Journal of Historical Geography 27/1: 3-19.2000
- The geography of production. In: Eric Sheppard and Trevor Barnes, eds. Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 113-32.
- Capitalism's recurrent self-criticism: an evaluation of Bob Brenner's Origins of Global Turbulence. Historical Materialism. 5: 179-210.
- Putting capital in its place: globalization and the prospects for labor. Geoforum. 30/3: 263-84.
- Capital's global turbulence. Against the Current 78, January-February 1999: 29-35.
- Foreward to Andrew Herod, ed. Organizing the Landscape: Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism. University of Minnesota Press, pp. xi-xvii.
- An appetite for the city. In: James Brook, Chris Carlsson and Nancy Peters, eds. Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture. SF: City Lights Books. pp. 1-20.
- Unseen and disbelieved: A political economist among cultural geographers. IN: P. Groth and T. Bressi, eds., Understanding Ordinary Landscapes. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 162-173
- California rages: regional capitalism and the politics of renewal. IN: R. Lee and J. Wills, eds., Geographies of Economies. London: Edward Arnold, pp. 345-356.
- Field of dreams, or the best game in town. In: Michael Watts and David Goodman, eds. Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring. Routledge, pp. 273-284.
- For Better or Worcester: Reflections on Gender, Work and Space. For Symposium on Susan Hanson and Geraldine Pratt, Gender, Work and Space, Antipode, 29/1, pp. 329-337.
- California’s collision of race and class, Representations, No. 55, 163-183, Summer.
- Reprinted: Robert Post and Michael Rogin (eds.), Race and Representation: Affirmative Action. New York: Zone Books, 1998, pp. 281-308.
- Another round of globalization in San Francisco, Urban Geography, 17(1): 60-94.
- Regulation and flexible specialization as theories of capitalist development. Challengers to Marx and Schumpeter? IN: H. Liggett and D. Perry, eds. Spatial Practices: Critical Explorations in Social/Spatial Theory. London: Sage, pp. 167-208.
- California rages against the dying of the light. New Left Review, 209: 42-74.
- Landscape and city life: four ecologies of residence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ecumene 2(1): 33-64.
- Nature’s Metropolis: The ghost dance of Christaller and Von Thünen. Antipode 26(2): 152-62. (with Brian Page)
- The hidden dimension of industrialization: an expanding division of labor. Futures 25(6):273-93.
- From settlement to Fordism: The agro-industrial revolution in the American Midwest. Economic Geography 67:4, 281-315. (with Brian Page)
- The playground of US capitalism? The political economy of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. IN: Davis, M., Hiatt, S., Kennedy, M., Ruddick, S. and Sprinker, M. eds. Fire in the Hearth: The Radical Politics of Place in America (The Year Left 4). 3-82.
- A requiem for corporate geography: new directions in industrial organization, the production of place and uneven development. Geografisker Annaler. 71B(1): 43-68.
- Geography from the left: a survey of recent developments. IN: G. Gaile & C. Willmott, Eds. Geography in America (New York: Merrill). 619-50.
- In defense of realism and dialectical materialism: a friendly critique of Wright and Burawoy’s philosophical marxism. Berkeley Journal of Sociology. 34: 111-35.
- What’s left to do? Theses on a flyer back. Antipode . 21(2): 133-65.
- Machinery, labour and location. IN: S. Wood, Ed. The Degradation of Work? (London: Unwin Hyman), pp. 59-90.1988
- The dynamics of value, price and profit. Capital and Class. 35, pp. 146-181.
- The geographical organization of production systems. Society and Space 6(3), 377-408.
- Partly reproduced as: The organization of production systems. IN: C. Hadjimichalis and N. Komninos, Eds. Changing Labour Processes and New Forms of Urbanization (Samos ‘87). Thessaloniki. (1988) 130-145.
- Class, division of labour and employment in space. IN: D. Gregory and J. Urry, Eds. Social Relations and Spatial Structures. London: Macmillan. 164-89.
- Technological determination and determinism: industrial growth and location. IN: M. Castells, Ed., High Technology, Society and Space. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications. 226-64.
- Translated and abridged as: Determination tecnologique et determinisme dans la localisation et la croissance des industries. IN: Cahiers du Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes sur Paris et Ile-de-France (CREPIF), #9, December 1984, pp 274-76.
- Is there a service economy? the changing capitalist division of labor. Science and Society, 49:1, Spring, 42-83.
- Translated and abridged into Japanese by M. Aneha, Kokugakuin Keizai Kenkyu (National Univ. Institute for Economic Research). Paper #19 (1988).
- The price of water: surplus and subsidy in the California state water project. Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, monograph. (With M. Storper)
- The spatial division of labor: labor and the location of industry. IN W. Tabb and L. Sawers, Eds. Sunbelt/Snowbelt. New York: Oxford University Press. 19-47. (With M. Storper)
- Reprinted: La division espacial del trabajo. Cuadernos Politicos, 38 (Mexico) Octubre-Diciembre
- The theory of labor and the theory of location. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 7:1, 1-44. (With M. Storper)
- Reprinted: Institute of Industrial Relations, UCLA, Monograph #354.
- The illusion of effluent charges, or regulatory dilution is no solution to pollution. Antipode, 14:2, 12-20.
- A guide for the Ley reader of Marxist criticism. Antipode, 14:1, 38-43. (With D. Greenberg)
- Post-industrialism and political reform in the city: a critique. Antipode, 14:1, 17-32. (With D. Greenberg)
- Water from power: water supply and regional growth in the Santa Clara Valley. Economic Geography, 58:2, 95-119. (With M. Williams)
- Industry. IN E. Engelbert and A. Scheuring, Eds., Competition for California’s Water: Alternative Resolutions. Davis: Water Resources Center, 59-75. (With M. Teitz)
- The expanding California water system. IN W.J. Kockelman, T.J. Conomos & A.E. Leviton, Eds., Use and Protection of the San Francisco Bay System. San Francisco: Pacific Division, AAAS. 171-90. (With M. Storper)
- Industrial location policy: false premises, false conclusions. Built Environment, 6:2, 105-113.
- Performance regulation and industrial location: a case study. Environment and Planning A, 13, 321-38. (With M. Storper and E. Widess)
- Capital and industrial location. Progress in Human Geography, 5:4, 473-509. (With M. Storper)
- Translated: "Capital y localizacion industrial" Documents d’Analisi Geografica, 8-9, 203-44 (Dept. de Geografia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) by D. Sauri (1986)
- Quiet revolution for whom? Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 71, 67-83. (With M. Heiman)
- Left-wing libertarianism, an academic disorder. Professional Geographer, 33:1, 5-10.
- A theory of suburbanization: capitalism and the construction of urban space in the United States. IN M. Dear and A. Scott, Eds., Urbanization and Urban Planning under Advanced Capitalist Societies. New York: Methuen, 1981, 383-430.
- Crisis and change in U.S. agriculture: an overview. IN R. Burbach and P. Flynn, Agribusiness in the Americas. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1980, 20-40. (with C. MacLennan)
- The California water system: another round of expansion? Public Affairs Report, 20:2, 1-11. (With M. Storper)
- Editor’s introduction, Special Issue on Natural Resources and Environment. Antipode, 11:2, 1-16.
- The limits of environmental control: the saga of Dow in the Delta. Antipode, 11:2, 1-16. (With M. Storper and E. Widess)
- Two sources of uneven development under advanced capitalism: spatial differentiation and capital mobility. Review of Radical Political Economy, 10:3, 28-39.
- Erosion of the Clean Air Act of 1970: a study in the failure of government regulation and planning. Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, 7:2, 189-258. (With M. Storper)
- The transformation of urban structure in the 19th century United States and the beginnings of suburbanization. IN K. Cox, Ed. Urbanization and Conflict in Market Societies. Chicago: Maaroufa Press, 165-213.1975
- The economics of energy extravagance. Ecology Law Quarterly, 4:4, 963-65. (With D. Large.)
- Contentious issues in Marxian value and rent theory: a second and longer look. Antipode, 7:1, 31-54.1974
- Benefit-cost reconsidered: an evaluation of the mid-state project. Water Resources Research, 10:5, 898-908. (With S. H. Hanke.)
- Reprinted: R. Zeckhauser et al., Benefit-cost and policy analysis, 1974: An Aldine Manual. New York: Aldine Publishers, 392-416. and in R. Haveman and J. Margolis, Eds. Public Expenditures and Policy Analysis. Chicago: Rand, McNally. 2d edition, 1977, 329-354; 3d edition, 1983, 324-350.
- Urban ground rent: building a new conceptual framework. Antipode, 6:1, 51-58.
- Reprinted: Die Stadtische Grundrente, Ein Untersuchung zu ihrem Verstaendnis. In J. Barnbrock, Ed. Materialiem zur Oekonomie der Stadplanung. Dusseldorf: Bertelsmann-Verlag, 1975, 241-257. (Revised and translated)
- Wetlands preservation and management: a rejoinder - economics, science and beyond. Coastal Zone Management Journal, 1:2, 227-233.
- Wetlands preservation and management on Chesapeake Bay: the role of science in natural resources policy. Coastal Zone Management Journal, 1:1, 75-100.
- "North America: 500 Years of Social Tectonics" - Working Paper, September 2003
- "No Way Out: Immigrants and the New California" pamphlet on Proposition 187, June 22, 1995, with Jeff Lustig. For Campus Coalition for Human Rights and Social Justice.
Special Journal Issues Edited
- Research Policy, vol 20/5 "Networks of Innovators" (w/ C. DeBresson)
- Antipode, vol 21/2, "What’s Left to Do?"
- Antipode, vol 11/2, "Natural Resources and Environment"
- M. Klingle, Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle. Yale University Press. IN: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(3): 750-52.
- Richard Walker, Suburbia Reconsidered. (Book Review Essay). IN: Urban Geography, 28/8: 809-15.
- David Beesley, Crow's Range: An Environmental History of the Sierra Nevada. Reno: U of Nevada Press, 2004. IN: Pacific Historical Review, August 2006.
- Robert Pollin, Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity. London/New York: Verso, 2003. IN: Progress in Human Geography, 30(2): 280-282.
- David Meyer, The Roots of American Industrialization. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. IN: Geogr. Rev. 94/4, 555-58.
- Don Mitchell, Lie of the Land. IN: Geographical Review, October.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust. IN: Chronicle Book Review.
- Michael Gerlach, Alliance Capitalism.. IN: Society and Space.
- Martin Kenney and Richard Florida, 1993. Beyond Mass Production. IN: Economic Geography, 70(1): 76-79, January.
- Roger Lotchin, Fortress California, 1910-1961: From Warfare to Welfare. IN: Economic Geography 69(2): 224-26.
- Frank Fischer, Technology and the Politics of Expertise. IN: Science and Society 57(2): 246-249, 1993.
- A.H. Molina, The Social Basis of the Microelectronics Revolution. IN: Science and Society, 56(2):220-22.
- N. Thrift and Williams, P. eds. (1987) Class and Space: the Making of Urban Society. (London: Routledge). IN: Economic Geography, 65(3):251-55.
- D. Massey (1987) Nicaragua: Some Urban and Regional Issues in a Society in Transition. (London: Open University Press) IN: Environment and Planning A.
- M. Smith and J. Feagin, Eds. (1987) The Capitalist City (New York: Basil Blackwell) IN: Geographical Review .
- E. Relph (1987) The Modern Urban Landscape (London: Croom-Helm) IN: Canadian Geographer
- Edel M., Sclar E. and Luria D. (1984) Shakey Palaces: Homeownership and social mobility in Boston’s suburbanization. IN: Society and Space, v. 5(3) 347-51
- M. Christine Boyer, Dreaming the Rational City: The Myth of American City Planning. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983. IN: The Annals of the AAG, 75:1, pp. 140-43.
- J. Bryce, Editor, Cities and Firms. Lexington: DC Heath, 1981. C.L. Leven, Editor. The Mature Metropolis. Lexington: DC Heath, 1978. IN: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 7:2, 278-81.
- F. Sandback, Environment, Ideology and Policy. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1980. IN: Progr in Human Geogr, 6:2, 292-93.
- R. Peet, Editor, Radical Geography: Alternative Viewpoints on Contemporary Social Issues. Chicago: Maaroufa Press, 1977. IN: Prof Geogr, 32:2, 253-54.
- J. Dunkerly, Editor, International Comparisons of Energy Consumption. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, 1978. IN: Prof Geogr, 32:2, 244-45.
- D. Gregory, Ideology, Social Science and Human Geography. London: Hutchinson, 1978. IN: Annals of the AAG 69:3, 518-520.
- M. Castells, The Urban Question. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1977. IN: The Professional Geographer, 31:1, 116-117.
- I. Burton, R. Kates and G.F. White, The Environment as Hazard. New York: Oxford, 1978. IN: Geographical Review, 69:1, 113-224.