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Impure and Worldly Geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality

Impure and Worldly Geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality

Forthcoming

Gavin Bowd, Daniel Clayton
December 15, 2018

By re-examining French geographer Pierre Gourou's work, this book highlights the significant (yet only partially understood) role he played in shaping how the tropical world was viewed during the 20th century. It does so by connecting Gourou to the idea of 'tropicality' - a discourse which...

Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education

Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education

Judith A. Tyner
April 25, 2018

From the late eighteenth century until about 1840, schoolgirls in the British Isles and the United States created embroidered map samplers and even silk globes. Hundreds of British maps were made and although American examples are more rare, they form a significant collection of artefacts....

Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire

Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire

Diarmid A. Finnegan, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright
February 12, 2018

’Global’ knowledge was constructed, communicated and contested during the long nineteenth century in numerous ways and places. This book focuses on the life-geographies, material practices and varied contributions to knowledge, be they medical or botanical, cartographic or cultural, of actors whose...

The Geography of the Ocean: Knowing the ocean as a space

The Geography of the Ocean: Knowing the ocean as a space

Anne-Flore Laloë
February 12, 2018

Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse...

Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

Christina E. Dando
August 24, 2017

In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically),...

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

Briony McDonagh
August 15, 2017

Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially and imaginatively – by parliamentary enclosure and...

Place and the Scene of Literary Practice

Place and the Scene of Literary Practice

Angharad Saunders
August 02, 2017

The act of writing is intimately bound up with the flow and eddy of a writer’s being-within-the-world; the everyday practices, encounters and networks of social life. Exploring the geographies of literary practice in the period 1840-1910, this book takes as its focus the work, or craft, of...

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