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

Human Geography and Professional Mobility

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

Edited by Weronika A. Kusek, Nicholas Wise

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172 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Description

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, and 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

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Contributor bios

1 Experience, mobility, professional narratives, and human geography

WERONIKA A. KUSEK AND NICHOLAS WISE

2 Population geographies of Brazil: a geographer’s personal and professional viewpoints

ALAN P. MARCUS

3 Migration: how international fieldwork helped me embrace my immigrant identity

WERONIKA A. KUSEK

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

HANIEH HAJI MOLANA

5 Working among regions: understanding identity and ethnicity in a globalized world through India and its diaspora

CHRISTABEL DEVADOSS

6 Engaging in fieldwork in Paris

DAVID H. KAPLAN

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

NICHOLAS WISE

8 Doing linguistic geography research: field experiences from Galicia, Spain

KATHRYN L. HANNUM

9 Political geography: sovereignty, Indigenous rights, and governance in an island context

CADEY KORSON

10 Nature, culture, and tourism in the Caribbean

VELVET NELSON

11 A secret affair: researching Ireland’s Catholic Mass Rocks

HILARY BISHOP

12 Urban and environmental geographies: challenges and successes of fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SARAH L. SMILEY

13 Understanding geography through international experiences: a student perspective

MICHAELA L. GAWRYS AND J. TODD NESBITT

14 Framing your own narratives: reflecting on personal and professional development

NICHOLAS WISE AND WERONIKA A. KUSEK

Index

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, and 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 Reader International Urban Change 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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography