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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...


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...

Atlas of Untamed Places: A voyage through our extraordinary wild world

by Chris Fitch

In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense...

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...

Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research

by Sue Oreszczyn & Andy Lane

Mapping environmental sustainability explains the development of visual mapping techniques with practical case studies that describe their application in environmental sustainability projects, from working with...

The Story of the Malverns - With Appendices and Illustrations

by G. W. Hastings

The impressive and historical range of hills within the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire. The magnificent hills dominate the countryside, towns and villages that surround...

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...


by Ilan Kelman

Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume...

Climate Change, Vulnerability and Migration

by S. Irudaya Rajan & R. B. Bhagat

This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as...

Taming the Disorderly City

by Martin J. Murray

In postapartheid Johannesburg, tensions of race and class manifest themselves starkly in struggles over "rights to the city." Real-estate developers and the very poor fight for control of space as the municipal...

Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

by Susanne Schmitz

This study, first published in 1996, investigates the effects that local labor market conditions may have on the economic status of women and blacks, relative to their white male counterparts. More precisely,...

The Romance of Culture in an Urban Civilisation: Robert E. Park on Race and Ethnic Relations in Cities

by Barbara Ballis Lal

In this book, originally published in 1990, the author presents a general, critical overview of Robert E. Park and the Chicago school of American sociology. Lal concentrates on the contribution that Park and...

Urban Deprivation and the Inner City

by Colin Jones

Originally published in 1979. Phenomena such as high levels of unemployment, decaying and vandalised council estates, poor educational achievements by schoolchildren and the population decline in inner cities...

The British New Towns: A Programme without a Policy

by Meryl Aldridge

First published in 1979. Concern about the processes at work in Britain's urban areas, coupled with steep declines in the population projections, led to a review of urban and regional policies in the mid-1970s,...

Urban Ports and Harbor Management: Responding to Change along U.S. Waterfronts

by Marc J. Hershman

The essays in this book, first published in 1988, explore the changes that have occurred in the modern harbour in the 1970s and 1980s and the many roles of the public port in stimulating or responding to these...

An Introduction to Urban Geography

by John R. Short

This book, first published in 1984, is an attempt to make students aware of the variety in the urban condition and to introduce them to some of the relationships operating between space and society. From the...

The Future of Urban Form: The Impact of New Technology

by John Brotchie, Peter Newton & PETER HALL

This book, first published in 1985, explores the ways in which the editors and contributors predicted the urban system, shaped by emerging technologies, would look like, both nationally and internationally....

Operational Urban Models: An Introduction

by David Foot

First published in 1981. Urban modelling techniques are an established tool in assessing the possible repercussions of major changes in land use. This book is an introductory guide to the various models that...

Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

by 'Bola Ayeni

This book, first published in 1979, discusses the concepts, models and techniques used in urban analysis and planning. This study reviews many of the older concepts and models of urban spatial structure, laying...