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Spaces of Masculinities

Spaces of Masculinities

1st Edition

Kathrin Hörschelmann, Bettina van Hoven
February 14, 2014

Changing circumstances in Western and global societies have introduced new constraints and opportunities for men and the formation of male identities. Meanwhile, the emerging diversity of 'atypical' identities ('atypical' when compared with traditional conceptions of middle-class, white,...

Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes

Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes

1st Edition

Alan A Lew, Carolyn Cartier
March 24, 2005

The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book...

Sound Tracks: Popular Music Identity and Place

Sound Tracks: Popular Music Identity and Place

1st Edition

John Connell, Chris Gibson
September 26, 2002

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music'...

Culture/Place/Health

Culture/Place/Health

1st Edition

Wilbert M. Gesler, Robin A. Kearns
November 22, 2001

Culture/Place/Health is the first exploration of cultural-geographical health research for a decade, drawing on contemporary research undertaken by geographers and other social scientists to explore the links between culture, place and health. It uses a wealth of examples from societies around the...

The Geography of Young People: Morally Contested Spaces

The Geography of Young People: Morally Contested Spaces

1st Edition

Stuart C Aitken
July 05, 2001

This book traces some of the changing scientific and societal notions of what it is to be a young person, and argues that there is a need to rethink how we view childhood spaces, child development and the politics of growing up. The book challenges popular myths that evoke general notions of...

Timespace: Geographies of Temporality

Timespace: Geographies of Temporality

1st Edition

Jon May, Nigel Thrift
March 08, 2001

Timespace undermines the old certainties of time and space by arguing that these dimensions do not exist singly, but only as a hybrid process term. The issue of space has perhaps been over-emphasised and it is essential that processes of everyday existence, such as globalisation and environmental...

Bodies: Exploring Fluid Boundaries

Bodies: Exploring Fluid Boundaries

1st Edition

Robyn Longhurst
September 28, 2000

This is one of the first books to introduce students to the key concepts and debates surrounding the relationship between bodily boundaries, abject materiality and spaces. The text includes original interview and focus group data informed by feminist theory on the body and uses case studies to...

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

1st Edition

Chris Philo, Chris Wilbert
July 10, 2000

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans...

Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning

Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning

1st Edition

Sarah L. Holloway, Gill Valentine
May 18, 2000

Children's Geographies is an overview of a rapidly expanding area of cutting edge research. Drawing on original research and extensive case studies in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, the book analyses children's experiences of playing, living and learning.The diverse case studies...

Thinking Space

Thinking Space

1st Edition

Mike Crang, Nigel Thrift
April 13, 2000

As theorists have begun using geographical concepts and metaphors to think about the complex and differentiated world, it is important to reflect on their work, and its impact on our thoughts on space. This revealing book explores the work of a wide range of prolific social theorists. Included...

Geopolitical Traditions: Critical Histories of a Century of Geopolitical Thought

Geopolitical Traditions: Critical Histories of a Century of Geopolitical Thought

1st Edition

David Atkinson, Klaus Dodds
March 09, 2000

Condemned as an intellectul poison by the late American geographer Richard Hartshbornem geopolitics has confounded its critics. Today it remains a popular and important intellectul field despite the persistent allegations that geopolitics helped to legitimate Hitler's policies of spatial...

De-Centering Sexualities

De-Centering Sexualities

1st Edition

Richard Phillips, David Shuttleton, Diane Watt
December 23, 1999

This book of critical rural geography breaks new ground by drawing attention to sex and sexualities outside the metropolis. It explores sexualities and sexual experiences in a variety of rural and marginal spaces with international contributions from a wide range of disciplines. These include:...

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