Human Geography and Professional Mobility: International Experiences, Critical Reflections, Practical Insights, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Human Geography and Professional Mobility

International Experiences, Critical Reflections, Practical Insights, 1st Edition

Edited by Weronika A. Kusek, Nicholas Wise


216 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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This book explores an innovative set of critical narratives, accounts and engagements by different authors about their professional mobility and how that relates to the discipline and their life experiences.

Human Geography and Professional Mobility seeks to encourage, influence, and help students understand geographic concepts based on critical reflections, international experiences, and practical insight laid out in stories of real people, real geographers, real college faculty, that students can relate to. This volume is less theoretical and more personal insight-based, wherein first-hand and personal accounts of practical experiences are explored, which renders the text supplementary reading for human geography, population geography, world geography, and migration/mobility classes. 

With critical navigation of spaces in response to several geographical questions, this book offers a novel perspective on professional mobility of geographers which will be of interest to students and academics in the fields of geography, tourism, sociology and anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Experience, Mobility, Professional Narratives and Human Geography

Weronika A. Kusek & Nicholas Wise

Chapter 2

Population Geographies of Brazil: A Geographer’s Personal and Professional Viewpoints

Alan P. Marcus

Chapter 3

Migration: How International Fieldwork Helped me Embrace my Immigrant Identity

Weronika A. Kusek

Chapter 4

Geography of a life: A woman’s journey in place and culture

Hanieh Haji Molana

Chapter 5

Working Between Regions: Understanding Identity and Ethnicity in a Globalized World through India and its diaspora.

Christabel Devadoss

Chapter 6

Engaging in Fieldwork in Paris

David H. Kaplan

Chapter 7

Seeking sense of place: Reflections on study abroad, becoming an international geographer and living a mobile lifestyle

Nicholas Wise

Chapter 8

Doing linguistic geography research: Field experiences from Galicia, Spain

Kathryn L. Hannum

Chapter 9

Political Geography: Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights, and Governance in an Island Context

Cadey Korson

Chapter 10

Nature, Culture and Tourism in the Caribbean

Velvet Nelson

Chapter 11

A Secret Affair: Researching Ireland’s Catholic Mass Rocks

Hilary Bishop

Chapter 12

Urban and Environmental Geographies: Challenges and Successes of Fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sarah L. Smiley

Chapter 13

Understanding Geography through international experiences – a student perspective

Michaela Gawrys & J. Todd Nesbitt

Chapter 14

Framing Your Own Narratives: Reflecting on Personal and Professional Development

Nicholas Wise & Weronika A. Kusek


About the Editors

Weronika A. Kusek is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Northern Michigan University. Weronika is a native of Poland, an immigrant to the US, a former international student. Her research interests stem from her personal experiences. The primary focus of her research has been the phenomenon of mass Polish migration to the UK after Poland joined the European Union in 2004.

Nicholas Wise is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at Liverpool John Moores University. His academic focus on sense of place, place image and regeneration links to his background in human geography (PhD, Kent State University) and he has focused on a range of cases in the Dominican Republic, Croatia and Serbia. Originally from the United States, he has worked in Scotland, England and Taiwan.

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Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography