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Human Geography

  • Liminality and the Modernby Bjørn Thomassen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Liminality and the Modern offers a comprehensive introduction to this concept, discussing its development and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for thinking about change in terms of liminality. Applying this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of ‘non-spaces’, the analysis of major historical periods and the... more...

  • Travel and Transformationby Garth Lean; Russell Staiff; Emma Waterton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers,... more...

  • Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Homeby Peter Hughes Jachimiak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s. Employing an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places that make up the childhood home and its neighbourhood in relation to memory-derived and memory-imbued cultural geographies, Remembering... more...

  • The Life of the Cityby Julian Brigstocke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical analysis of the relationships between biological life, urban culture, and modern forms of biopolitical ‘experiential authority’,... more...

  • Encountering Affectby Ben Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates around non-representational theories, he argues that affective life is always-already ‘mediated’ - the never finished product of apparatuses,... more...

  • The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobilityby Alan Walks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental, economic and social collapse be staved off through changes in urban form and travel behaviour?  How might rising indebtedness and the recent... more...

  • Governance and Environment in Western Europeby Kenneth Hanf; Alf-Inge Jansen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Governance and Environment in Western Europe: Politics, Policy and Administration, provides an up-to-date overview of developments in this area focusing on a selection of ten countries in Western Europe and the European Union. The countries examined are: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United... more...

  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • Amazonian Geographiesby Jacqueline M. Vadjunec; Marianne Schmink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as... more...

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...