Marv Waterstone

About Marv Waterstone

I have appointments both in the School of Geography and the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.

Research Interests

I am a marxist geographer interested in understanding the world in order to change the world.  My current research and teaching focus on the Gramscian notions of hegemony and common sense.  As Gramsci notes, the "common sense" is a terrain of everyday struggle, whose contours cannot simply be left uncontested.  To have one's own notions of the taken-for-granted be the ones that dominate is to occupy a very powerful position.  How the "common sense" is constructed, maintained, reinforced, and sometimes subverted seems worth our investigation.

Selected Publications

M. Waterstone and S. de Leeuw, "A Sorry State: Apology Excepted."  Human Geography 3 (3): 1-28, 2010.

M. Waterstone.  "Geography and Social Justice," in S. Smith, et al., eds. The Sage Handbook of Social Geography.  Los Angeles: Sage, 2010.

M. Waterstone.  "Smoke and Mirrors: Inverting the Discourse on Tobacco."  Antipode 42 (4): 875-896, 2010.

G. Henderson and M. Waterstone.  Geographic Thought: A Praxis Perspective.  New York and London: Routledge, 2009.

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Contact Information

Marv Waterstone
Professor Emeritus
Telephone: 520-621-1478
Fax: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S551


B.A., University of Colorado, Molecular Biology/Psychology, 1976

M.A., University of Colorado, Geography, 1978

Ph.D., Rutgers University, Geography, 1983

Courses Taught

Geography and Social Justice

Environmental and Resource Geography

Exploring Radical Geography

Governing Science and Technology

Risk and Society

History of Geographic Thought