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Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas

by Manja Stephan-Emmrich & Philipp Schröder

This collection brings together a variety of anthropological, historical and sociological case studies from Central Asia and the Caucasus to examine the concept of translocality. The chapters scrutinize the...


Limits to Decolonization

by Penelope Anthias

Penelope Anthias’s Limits to Decolonization addresses one of the most important issues in contemporary indigenous politics: struggles for territory. Based on the experience of thirty-six Guaraní communities...


Environmental Geopolitics

by Shannon O'Lear

This thought-provoking and clearly argued text provides a critical geopolitical lens for understanding global environment politics. A subfield of political geography, environmental geopolitics examines how environmental...


Poetry and Islands

by Rajeev S. Patke

In all cultures and times, the poetic imagination has fed on the natural attributes of islands. An island is either a destination, or a home, or a place of exile and imprisonment, or simply a place to sojourn....


Rare Earth Frontiers

by Julie Michelle Klinger

Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications...


No Path Home

by Elizabeth C. Dunn

" No Path Home is an extremely interesting, engaging, and well-written book. Elizabeth Cullen Dunn’s fluid and clear prose paints a very evocative picture of life for internally displaced persons as well as...


Food and Place

by Pascale Joassart-Marcelli & Fernando J. Bosco

This text provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of food from the unique perspective of place. It shows that our experiences with food are deeply influenced by their cultural, social, economic, and...


Globalization and Sovereignty

by John Agnew

This provocative and important text offers a new way of thinking about sovereignty, both past and present. Distinguished geographer John Agnew boldly challenges the widely popular story that state sovereignty...


Postcolonial Europe

by Lars Jensen, Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Christian Groes & Zoran Lee Pecic

How has European identity been shaped through its colonial empires? Does this history of imperialism influence the conceptualisation of Europe in the contemporary globalised world? How has coloniality shaped...


From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...


Eastern Europe Unmapped

by Irene Kacandes & Yuliya Komska

Arguably more than any other region, the area known as Eastern Europe has been defined by its location on the map. Yet its inhabitants, from statesmen to literati and from cultural-economic elites to the poorest...


In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...


Posthuman Urbanism

by Debra Benita Shaw

The World Health Organisation estimates that, by 2030, six out of every ten people in the world will live in a city. But what does it mean to inhabit the city in the twenty-first century?

Posthuman Urbanism...


Caribbean Island Movements

by Carlo A. Cubero

Caribbean Island Movements explores the different ways in which being mobile is central to the production and reproduction of social identities on the Caribbean island of Culebra. Rather than seeing insularity...


Scaling Identities

by Guntram H. Herb & David H. Kaplan

This comprehensive book examines the crucial connections between national identity, territory, and scale. Providing a powerful theoretical and organizational framework, the volume identifies four ways in which...


Atopias

by Frédéric Neyrat, Lindsay Turner, Walt Hunter & Steven Shaviro

This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place...


The Question of Space

by Marijn Nieuwenhuis & David Crouch

The spatial turn has been deeply influential across the humanities and social sciences for several decades. Yet despite this long term influence most volumes focus mainly on geography and tend to take a Eurocentric...


Austerity as Public Mood

by Kirsten Forkert

Austerity as Public Mood explores how politicians and the media mobilise nostalgic and socially conservative ideas of work and community in order to justify cuts to public services and create divisions between...


Being Quaker . . . Where You Are

by Sakre Kennington Edson

A record of visits with “all isolated Friends listed” in North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, this book reveals a wide variety of spiritual practices among them and gives witness...


In Their Place

by Stephen Crossley

This book critiques how impoverished communities are represented by politicians, the media, academics and policy makers - and how our understanding of these neighbourhoods is, often misleadingly, shaped by these...