New Books Network

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, “No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement” (Cornell UP, 2018)
In No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement (Cornell University Press, 2018), Elizabeth Cullen Dunn describes in a very on point and straight forward way how displacement has become a chronic condition for more than 60 million people. Dunn shows how war creates a deeply damaged world... Read More
Mark Monmonier, “Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography” (ESRI Press, 2019)
In Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography (ESRI Press, 2019), cartographic cogitator Mark Monmonier shares his insights about the relationships between networks and maps through a collection of essays. Using historical maps, he explores: triangulation networks used to establish the baselines of a map’s scale;... Read More
Humphrey Davies and Lesley Lababidi, “A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo” (AU in Cairo Press, 2018)
Guides have been written to the city of Cairo for generations. Whether they’re for foreigners who’ve come to the city or its residents. However, it might be safe to say that A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo (American University in Cairo Press, 2018) is a beast unto... Read More
Claudia Leal, “Landscapes of Freedom: Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia” (U Arizona Press, 2018)
Claudia Leal’s Landscapes of Freedom: Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia (University of Arizona Press, 2018), narrates the unknown history of the transition from slavery to freedom in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. Not only does Leal centers a region long neglected in histories of Colombia—and... Read More
Kyle A. Jaros, “China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development” (Princeton UP, 2019)
Discussions of China’s 21st-century ‘rise’ often focus on the country’s dazzling megacities and the dizzying pace of urbanization which has propelled their development over the past 30 years. But how and why all these cities have grown in the ways and the places that they have is not always an... Read More
Ashanté M. Reese, “Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.” (UNC Press, 2019)
Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), by Ashanté M. Reese, examines the ways in which residents of the Deanwood neighborhood navigate the surrounding area to acquire food. Reese examines the historical processes that gave rise to the decrease of... Read More
Kenneth Olwig, “The Meanings of Landscape: Essays on Place, Space, Nature and Justice” (Routledge, 2019)
In The Meanings of Landscape: Essays on Place, Space, Nature and Justice (Routledge, 2019), Kenneth Olwig presents explorations in landscape geography and architecture from an environmental humanities perspective. With influence from art, literature, theatre staging, architecture, and garden design, landscape has now come to be viewed as a form of... Read More