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Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity


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The Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity Series offers a forum for original and innovative research within cultural geography and connected fields. Titles within the series are empirically and theoretically informed and explore a range of dynamic and captivating topics. This series provides a forum for cutting edge research and new theoretical perspectives that reflect the wealth of research currently being undertaken. This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, research students and academics, appealing to geographers as well as the broader social sciences, arts and humanities.

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Geopoetics in Practice

Geopoetics in Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eric Magrane, Linda Russo, Sarah de Leeuw, Craig Santos Perez
December 19, 2019

This breakthrough book examines dynamic intersections of poetics and geography. Gathering the essays of an international cohort whose work converges at the crossroads of poetics and the material world, Geopoetics in Practice offers insights into poetry, place, ecology, and writing the world through...

The Nocturnal City

The Nocturnal City

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Shaw
November 25, 2019

Night is a foundational element of human and animal life on earth, but its interaction with the social world has undergone significant transformations during the era of globalization. As the economic activity of the ‘daytime’ city has advanced into the night, other uses of the night as a time for...

Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

1st Edition

Cara Courage
February 04, 2019

This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the...

Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing

Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing

1st Edition

Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts, Alys Longley
August 17, 2018

Making space for imagination can shift research and community planning from a reflective stance to a "future forming" orientation and practice. Cultural mapping is an emerging discourse of collaborative, community-based inquiry and advocacy. This book looks at artistic approaches to cultural...

Creative Representations of Place

Creative Representations of Place

1st Edition

Alison Barnes
July 26, 2018

Cultural geography and the social sciences have seen a rise in the use of creative methods with which to understand and represent everyday life and place. Conversely, many artists are producing work that centres on ideas of place and space and utilising empirical research methods that have a...

Geographies of Making, Craft and Creativity

Geographies of Making, Craft and Creativity

1st Edition

Laura Price, Harriet Hawkins
April 06, 2018

This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading international scholars to explore the geographies of making and craft. It traces the geographies of making practices from the body, to the workshop and studio, to the wider socio-cultural, economic, political, institutional and historical...

Affected Labour in a Café Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

Affected Labour in a Café Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

1st Edition

Alexia Cameron
March 20, 2018

What does it mean to work in the ‘hip’ postmodern economy? This book develops the concept of ‘affected labour’ within Melbourne, Australia. Through the lens of café and bar culture, the book provides an ethnographic investigation into the ways that affect arises, circulates, sticks and dissipates...

Spaces of Spirituality

Spaces of Spirituality

1st Edition

Nadia Bartolini, Sara MacKian, Steve Pile
February 20, 2018

Spirituality is, too often, subsumed under the heading of religion and treated as much the same kind of thing. Yet spirituality extends far beyond the spaces of religion. The spiritual makes geography strange, challenging the relationship between the known and the unknown, between the real and the...

Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and remembrance of war and conflict

Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and remembrance of war and conflict

1st Edition

Danielle Drozdzewski, Sarah De Nardi, Emma Waterton
February 12, 2018

This book bridges theoretical gaps that exist between the meta-concepts of memory, place and identity by positioning its lens on the emplaced practices of commemoration and the remembrance of war and conflict. This book examines how diverse publics relate to their wartime histories through...

Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding

Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding

1st Edition

Amanda Kearney
February 12, 2018

Human life is intimately woven into place. Through nations and homelands, monuments and sacred sites it becomes the anchorage point for ethnic, cultural and national identities. Yet it is also place that becomes the battlefield, war zone, mass grave, desecrated site and destroyed landscape in the...

Geographies of Digital Culture

Geographies of Digital Culture

1st Edition

Tilo Felgenhauer, Karsten Gäbler
January 11, 2018

“Digital culture” reflects the ways in which the ubiquity and increasing use of digital devices and infrastructures is changing the arenas of human experience, creating new cultural realities. Whereas much of the existing literature on digital culture addresses the topic through a sociological,...

Explorations in Place Attachment

Explorations in Place Attachment

1st Edition

Jeffrey S Smith
November 09, 2017

The book explores the unique contribution that geographers make to the concept of place attachment, and related ideas of place identity and sense of place. It presents six types of places to which people become attached and provides a global range of empirical case studies to illustrate the...

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