Geography

Geography

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Interviews with geographers about their new books.

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Paulina Rowinska, "Mapmatics: How We Navigate the World Through Numbers" (Pan Macmillan, 2024)

June 19, 2024

Mapmatics

Paulina Rowinska
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

How does a delivery driver distribute hundreds of packages in a single working day? Why does remote Alaska have such a large airport? Where should we …

Adrienne Brown, "The Residential Is Racial: A Perceptual History of Mass Homeownership" (Stanford UP, 2024)

June 9, 2024

The Residential Is Racial

Adrienne Brown
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Housing experts and activists have long described the foundational role race has played in the creation of mass homeownership. This book insistently t…

Aaron Eddens, "Seeding Empire: American Philanthrocapital and the Roots of the Green Revolution in Africa" (U California Press, 2024)

June 6, 2024

Seeding Empire

Aaron Eddens
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Seeding Empire: American Philanthrocapital and the Roots of the Green Revolution in Africa (University of California Press, 2024), Dr. Aaron Eddens…

Polo B. Moji, "Gender and the Spatiality of Blackness in Contemporary AfroFrench Narratives" (Routledge, 2022)

May 31, 2024

Gender and the Spatiality of Blackness in Contemporary AfroFrench Narratives

Polo B. Moji

Polo B. Moji's book Gender and the Spatiality of Blackness in Contemporary AfroFrench Narratives (Routledge, 2022) approaches the study of AfroEurope …

Miguel A. Martínez, "Research Handbook on Urban Sociology" (Edward Elgar, 2024)

May 17, 2024

Research Handbook on Urban Sociology

Miguel A. Martínez
Hosted by Anna Zhelnina

Emphasising the social, critical and situated dimensions of the urban, this comprehensive Research Handbook presents a unique collection of theoretica…

Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg, "The Soviet Nuclear Archipelago: A Historical Geography of Atomic-Powered Communism" (CEU Press, 2023)

May 12, 2024

The Soviet Nuclear Archipelago

Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg
Hosted by CEU Press

In this episode of the CEU Press Podcast, host Andrea Talabér (CEU Press/CEU Review of Books) sat down with Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg to dis…

Kris Butler, "Drink Maps in Victorian Britain" (Bodleian Library, 2024)

May 8, 2024

Drink Maps in Victorian Britain

Kris Butler
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

What is a ‘drink map’? It may sound like a pub guide, yet it actually refers to a type of late nineteenth-century British map designed specifically to…

Ketaki Chowkhani and Craig Wynne, "Singular Selves: An Introduction to Singles Studies" (Routledge, 2024)

May 4, 2024

Singular Selves

Ketaki Chowkhani and Craig Wynne

Singular Selves: An Introduction to Singles Studies (Routledge, 2024) edited By Ketaki Chowkhani and Craig Wynne examines, for perhaps the first time,…

Harry Pettit, "The Labor of Hope: Meritocracy and Precarity in Egypt" (Stanford UP, 2023)

May 2, 2024

The Labor of Hope

Harry Pettit
Hosted by Yadong Li

Capitalism is not only an economic system but also a system of production and allocation of hope. In Egypt, a generation of young men desire fulfillin…

Hanne Elliot Fønss Nielsen, "Brand Antarctica: How Global Consumer Culture Shapes Our Perceptions of the Ice Continent" (U Nebraska Press, 2023)

May 1, 2024

Brand Antarctica

Hanne Elliot Fønss Nielsen
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Antarctica is, and has always been, very much “for sale.” Whales, seals, and ice have all been marketed as valuable commodities, but so have the stori…

Juliet B. Wiersema, "The History of a Periphery: Spanish Colonial Cartography from Colombia's Pacific Lowlands" (U Texas Press, 2024)

April 26, 2024

The History of a Periphery

Juliet B. Wiersema

During the late Spanish colonial period, the Pacific Lowlands, also called the Greater Chocó, was famed for its rich placer deposits. Gold mined here …

Philipp Demgenski, "Seeking a Future for the Past: Space, Power, and Heritage in a Chinese City" (U Michigan Press, 2024)

April 22, 2024

Seeking a Future for the Past

Philipp Demgenski
Hosted by Yadong Li

In Seeking a Future for the Past: Space, Power, and Heritage in a Chinese City (U Michigan Press, 2024), Philipp Demgenski examines the complexities a…

Nicholas Terpstra, "Senses of Space in the Early Modern World" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 19, 2024

Senses of Space in the Early Modern World

Nicholas Terpstra
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

How did early moderns experience sense and space? How did the expanding cultural, political, and social horizons of the period emerge out of those exp…

Annaliese Jacobs Claydon, "Arctic Circles and Imperial Knowledge: The Franklin Family, Indigenous Intermediaries, and the Politics of Truth" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

April 15, 2024

Arctic Circles and Imperial Knowledge

Annaliese Jacobs Claydon
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In 1845 an expedition led by Sir John Franklin vanished in the Canadian Arctic. The enduring obsession with the Franklin mystery, and in particular In…

Grazia Ting Deng, "Chinese Espresso: Contested Race and Convivial Space in Contemporary Italy" (Princeton UP, 2024)

April 14, 2024

Chinese Espresso

Grazia Ting Deng
Hosted by Shu Wan

Why and how local coffee bars in Italy--those distinctively Italian social and cultural spaces--have been increasingly managed by Chinese baristas sin…

Cristiana Strava, "Precarious Modernities: Assembling State, Space and Society on the Urban Margins in Morocco" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

April 12, 2024

Precarious Modernities

Cristiana Strava
Hosted by Yadong Li

What does living “precariously” mean in Casablanca? In 2014 it meant being labeled tcharmil (seeming to endanger public order) and swept up by the po…

Andres Rodriguez, "Frontier Fieldwork: Building a Nation in China's Borderlands, 1919-45" (U British Columbia Press, 2022)

April 6, 2024

Frontier Fieldwork

Andres Rodriguez

In 1911, as China was beset with challenges, a new generation of scholars considered a new problem: what to do with former imperial borders? How could…

Greg Jarrell, "Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods" (Fortress Press, 2024)

April 3, 2024

Our Trespasses

Greg Jarrell
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Greg Jarrell's book Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods (Fortress Press, 2024) uncovers how race, geography, polic…

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson et al., "Empirical Ecocriticism: Environmental Narratives for Social Change" (U Minnesota Press, 2023)

March 23, 2024

Empirical Ecocriticism

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, Alexa Weik von Mossner, W.P. Malecki, and Frank Hakemulder

There is a growing consensus that environmental narratives can help catalyze the social change necessary to address today's environmental crises; howe…

Yolanda Ariadne Collins, "Forests of Refuge: Decolonizing Environmental Governance in the Amazonian Guiana Shield" (U California Press, 2024)

March 12, 2024

Forests of Refuge

Yolanda Ariadne Collins

Forests of Refuge: Decolonizing Environmental Governance in the Amazonian Guiana Shield (U California Press, 2024) questions the effectiveness of mark…