Recent years have witnessed a rapid rise in engagement with emotion and affect across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with geographers among others making a significant contribution by examining the emotional intersections between people and places. Building on the achievements of Emotional Geographies (2005), the editors have brought together leading scholars such as Nigel Thrift, Alphonso Lingis and Frances Dyson as well as young, up and coming academics from a diverse range of disciplines to investigate feelings and affect in various spatial and social contexts, environments and landscapes. The book is divided into five sections covering the themes of remembering, understanding, mourning, belonging, and enchanting.
Dr Mick Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, all at Queen's University, Canada, Dr Joyce Davidson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Queen's University, Canada, Dr Laura Cameron is Canada Research Chair in Historical Geographies and Liz Bondi is Professor of Social Geography, University of Edinburgh, UK.
'This highly original interdisciplinary collection prompts thinking about how emotional geographies critique and re-constitute almost everything that geography has so far taken for granted. In this way the book extends existing work on emotion. The arguments are rich and persuasive, and essential reading for anyone interested in emotion and affect.' Robyn Longhurst, The University of Waikato, New Zealand 'It is clear that this highly interdisciplinary piece of work is not to be missed by anyone with special interest in emotions in recent scientific work. The book illuminates the recent emotional turn in geography from diverse perspectives whereby the rich and insightful collection of essays will be inspiring to anyone interested in understanding the emotional, feeling and affect.' European Spatial Research and Policy '... the research [...] is compelling and well-written, and certainly highlights the shifting contours of what we call human geography over the past decade.' International Journal of Heritage Studies 'Emotion, Place and Culture offers a rich window onto this interdisciplinary field... this collection draws contributors from a wide range of subjects, including geography, women’s studies, techno-cultural studies, English and philosophy.' Social and Cultural Geography