Lecturer in Development Geography, King's College London


Geography publications by Andrew Brooks in Geographical Journal, Development and Change, Journal of Southern African Studies, Geoforum and Textile



Brooks, A. (2017) 'The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity', Zed Books, London.

Brooks, A. (2016) 'Children's Illustrated Atlas', DK Books, London. 

Brooks, A. (2015) ‘Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast-fashion and Second-hand Clothes’, Zed Books, London.

Journal Articles

(Please contact Andrew to receive an alternate version if you are unable to access any of these articles: andrew.brooks@kcl.ac.uk)

Brooks, A., Fletcher, K., Francis, R.A., Rigby, E.D. Roberts, T. (2017) 'Fashion, Sustainability, and the Anthropocene' Utopian Studies 28(3): 482-504.

Schumaker, L., Brooks, A., Msiska, M-H., Pollard, E. & Potts, D. (2017) 'Situating the BRICS Phenomenon within the Histories and Cultures of Southern Africa' Journal of Southern African Studies 43(5): 853-861.

Brooks, A. (2017) ‘Was Africa Rising? Narratives of Development Success and Failure among the Mozambican Middle ClassTerritory, Politics, Governance.

Brooks, A. & Loftus, A. (2016) 'Africa's Passive Revolution: Crisis in Malawi' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 1(3): 258-272.

Brooks, A. & Rich, H. (2016) 'Sustainable construction and socio-technical transitions in London’s mega-projects' The Geographical Journal 82(4): 395–405.

Brooks, A. (2015) 'Systems of Provision: Fast fashion and jeans' Geoforum 63: 36-39.

Phillips, J., Hailwood, E. & Brooks, A. (2015) 'Sovereignty, the 'Resource Curse' and the limits of Good Governance: a Political Economy of Oil in Ghana' Review of African Political Economy 43(147): 26-42.

Brooks, A. (2013) ‘Stretching Global Production Networks: The International Second-hand Clothing Trade’ Geoforum 44: 10-22.

Brooks, A. (2012) ‘Networks of Power and Corruption: The Trade of Japanese Used Cars to Mozambique’ The Geographical Journal 178 (1): 80-92.

Brooks, A. & Simon, D. (2012) ‘Unravelling the Relationships between Used-Clothing Imports and the Decline of African Clothing Industries’ Development and Change 43(6): 1265-1290.

Brooks, A. (2012) ‘Riches from Rags or Persistent Poverty? The Working Lives of Secondhand Clothing Vendors in Maputo, Mozambique’ Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture 10(2): 222–37.

Brooks, A. (2010) ‘Spinning and Weaving Discontent: Labour Relations and the Production of Meaning at Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles’ Journal of Southern African Studies 36(1): 113-32.

Book Chapters

Ericsson, A. & Brooks, A. (2015) ‘African Second-hand Clothes: Mima-te and the Development of Sustainable Fashion’ Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion edited by K. Fletcher & M. Tham, Routledge.

Brooks, A. (2014) ‘Controversial, Corrupt and Illegal: Researching difficult topics in the Global South’ Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas of Fieldwork in the Global South edited by J. Lunn, Routledge.

Brooks, A. & Bryant, R. (2013) ‘Consumption’ Critical Environmental Politics edited by C. Death, Routledge Interventions series.

Book Reviews

Brooks, A. (2017). ‘The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements’ Edited by H. Melber, London: Zed Books, 2016. Journal of Southern African Studies

Brooks, A. (2014). ‘Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965–2007’ by A.F. Isaacman & B.S. Isaacman, Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 52(2), 342-343