1st Edition

Placing Critical Geography Historical Geographies of Critical Geography

    342 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    342 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the multiple histories of critical geography as it developed in 14 different locations around the globe, whilst bringing together a range of approaches in critical geography.

    It is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of a wide variety of historical geographies of critical geography from around the world. Accordingly, the chapters provide accounts of the development of critical approaches in geography from beyond the hegemonic Anglo-American metropoles. Bringing together geographers from a wide range of regional and intellectual milieus, this volume provides a critical overview that is international and illustrates the interactions (or lack thereof) between different critical geographers, working across a range of spaces. The chapters provide a more nuanced history of critical geography, suggesting that while there were sometimes strong connections with Anglo-American critical geography, there were also deeply independent developments that were part of the construction of very different kinds of critical geography in different parts of the world.

    Placing Critical Geographies provides an excellent companion to existing histories of critical geography and will be important reading for researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of the history and philosophy of geography.

    Chapter 1. Introduction: Placing Critical Geographies
    Lawrence Berg, Ulrich Best, Mary Gilmartin and Henrik Gutzon Larsen

    Chapter 2. The Evolution of Palestinian Critical Geography in Palestine and Beyond
    Ghazi-Walid Falah and Nadia Abu-Zahra

    Chapter 3. Social Change and the (Re)radicalization of Geography in South Africa
    Brij Maharaj and Maano Ramutsindela

    Chapter 4. USA and Anglo-Canada
    Linda Peake and Eric Sheppard

    Chapter 5. Latin American Critical Geographies
    Blanca Ramírez, Gustavo Montañez and Perla Zusman

    Chapter 6. Critical Geographies in Japan: A Diverse History of Critical Inquiry
    Koji Nakashima, Tamami Fukuda and Takeshi Haraguchi

    Chapter 7. Chinese Critical Geography: a Non-dualistic, Co-relativity informed Spatial Story
    Wing-Shing Tang

    Chapter 8. Francophone Critical Geography
    Rodolphe De Koninck and Michel Bruneau

    Chapter 9. Better Late than Never? Critical Geography in German-speaking Countries
    Bernd Belina, Ulrich Best, Matthias Naumann and Anke Strüver

    Chapter 10. Presence and Absence: Ireland and Critical Geographies
    Mary Gilmartin

    Chapter 11. Italian Critical Geographies: a Historical Perspective
    Elena dell’Agnese, Claudio Minca, Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg

    Chapter 12. Moments of Renewal: Critical Conversions of Nordic samhällsgeografi
    Ari Lehtinen and Kirsten Simonsen

    Chapter 13. Critical Approaches and the Practice of Geography in Spain
    Abel Albet and Maria-Dolors Garcia-Ramon

    Chapter 14. The United Kingdom
    Kye Askins, Kerry Burton, Jo Norcup, Joe Painter and James D. Sidaway

    Chapter 15. Placing Critical Geographies: Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
    Robyn Dowling, Richard Howitt and Robyn Longhurst



    Lawrence D. Berg is Professor of Critical Geography at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His research focuses on neoliberalism and the cultural politics of academic knowledge production He is co-founder of ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

    Ulrich Best is based at a federal research institute in Germany, where he works on labour conditions and workers’ health and safety. He has published on borders, migration, urban exclusion and racism and on the history of critical geography in Germany.

    Mary Gilmartin is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, Ireland. Her research focusses on contemporary migration and mobilities.

    Henrik Gutzon Larsen teaches Human Geography at Lund University. His research addresses urban geography and housing, political geography and history of geographical thought.