1st Edition

Emotional Geographies

ISBN 9780754671077
Published March 29, 2007 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing together well-established interdisciplinary scholars - including geographers Phil Hubbard, Chris Philo and Hester Parr, and sociologists Jenny Hockey, Mike Hepworth and John Urry - and a new generation of researchers, this volume presents a wide range of innovative studies of fundamentally important questions of emotion. Following an overarching introduction, three interlinked sections elaborate key intersections between emotions and spatial concepts, on which each chapter offers a particular take informed by substantive research. At the heart of the collection lies a commitment to convey how emotions always spill over from one domain to another, as well as to illuminate the multiplicity of spaces that produce and are produced by emotional life. The book demonstrates the richness that an interdisciplinary engagement with the emotionality of socio-spatial life generates.



Joyce Davidson (Department of Geography) and Mick Smith (Departments of Philosophy and Environmental Studies) are based at Queen's University in Canada. Liz Bondi (Schools of GeoSciences and Health in Social Science) is based in Edinburgh University, UK.


’This book is a major contribution to the exploration of emotions. Its concern with the geographies of emotions - their locations, landscapes and relationships - has created a rich and insightful collection of essays that will be invaluable to anyone interested in understanding the emotional, feeling and affect.’ Gillian Rose, Open University, UK ’Undoubtedly, this volume makes an important contribution to a body of work that takes seriously the part played by emotional responses...It deserves a place on the bookshelves of researchers both for its empirical content and the engagement with theory in various chapters. It will also be an invaluable resource for those teaching graduate students and undergraduates about this exciting terrain of the emotional turn.’ Annals of the Association of Geographers ’Students taking courses in each field (social and health geography) will be richer for embracing the landscapes of the human spirit suggested by this book.’ New Zealand Geographer 'The range of emotions encountered in the book is refreshing, and the encouragement to engage with our own and others' emotions in our research is one worth taking to heart.' Matthew Collins, University of Sheffield, UK '...Emotional Geographies elegantly succeeds in demonstrating just how critical participation in an emotionally- and rationally-engaged collaboration might look.' Space and Culture 'The text's editors argue cogently for an "emotional turn" in geography, and provide an interesting and thought provoking work...' 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 '... the volume edited by Davidson et al. offers a powerful example of the prescient contributions made by the affective turn in the interdisciplinary concerns of the field of human geography...Each individu