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Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity


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The Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity Series offers a forum for original and innovative research within cultural geography and connected fields. Titles within the series are empirically and theoretically informed and explore a range of dynamic and captivating topics. This series provides a forum for cutting edge research and new theoretical perspectives that reflect the wealth of research currently being undertaken. This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, research students and academics, appealing to geographers as well as the broader social sciences, arts and humanities.

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Spaces of Puppets in Popular Culture Grotesque Geographies of the Borderscape

Spaces of Puppets in Popular Culture: Grotesque Geographies of the Borderscape

1st Edition

By Janet Banfield
January 29, 2024

This first book-length exploration of geographical engagement with puppets examines constructions of puppets in contemporary popular British culture and considers the various ways in which puppets and humans (not just puppeteers) are unified in diverse cultural media. Organised around themes of ...

Spatialities of Speculative Fiction Re-Mapping Possibilities, Philosophies, and Territorialities

Spatialities of Speculative Fiction: Re-Mapping Possibilities, Philosophies, and Territorialities

1st Edition

By Gwilym Lucas Eades
November 09, 2023

This book examines science fiction, fantasy and horror novels utilizing a conceptual toolkit of the ten duties of speculative fiction. Building on previous work in the discipline of geography it will demonstrate the value of speculation in the visualisation of Anthropocene futures. The book ...

Migration, Community and Identity Countercultural Lifestyle Migration to Rural Wales, 1965-1980

Migration, Community and Identity: Countercultural Lifestyle Migration to Rural Wales, 1965-1980

1st Edition

By Flossie Caerwynt
October 24, 2023

Migration, Community and Identity analyses experiences of migration to rural Wales from 1965 to 1980. It focuses on people who were part of the era’s counterculture, looking for an escape from mainstream society. Using original interviews, the book shows why people moved and how the move shaped ...

Compulsive Body Spaces

Compulsive Body Spaces

1st Edition

By Diana Beljaars
September 25, 2023

Compulsive Body Spaces presents a spatial understanding of compulsion. Providing a compelling account of the lives of 15 people with Tourette syndrome, it demystifies the seemingly irrational, purposeless and meaningless character of this behaviour. It demonstrates how attending to the spatial ...

Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place Geopoetics, Deep Mapping and Slow Residencies

Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place: Geopoetics, Deep Mapping and Slow Residencies

1st Edition

By Mary Modeen, Iain Biggs
May 31, 2023

This book explores an exciting range of creative engagements with ecologies of place, using geopoetics, deep mapping and slow residency to propose broadly based collaborations in a form of ‘disciplinary agnosticism’. Providing a radical alternative to current notions of interdisciplinarity, this ...

Surfing Spaces

Surfing Spaces

1st Edition

By Jon Anderson
August 04, 2022

The act of surfing involves highly-skilled humans gliding, sliding, or otherwise riding waves of energy as they pass through water. As this book argues, however, this act of surfing does not exist in isolation. It is defined by the cultures and geographies that synergize with it – by the places, ...

Space, Taste and Affect Atmospheres That Shape the Way We Eat

Space, Taste and Affect: Atmospheres That Shape the Way We Eat

1st Edition

Edited By Emily Falconer
April 29, 2022

This book is an exploration of how time, space and social atmospheres contribute to the experience of taste. It demonstrates complex combinations of material, sensual and symbolic atmospheres and social encounters that shape this experience. Space, Taste and Affect brings together case studies from...

Comics as a Research Practice Drawing Narrative Geographies Beyond the Frame

Comics as a Research Practice: Drawing Narrative Geographies Beyond the Frame

1st Edition

By Giada Peterle
May 19, 2021

This book proposes a novel creative research practice in geography based on comics. It presents a transdisciplinary approach that uses a set of qualitative visual methods and extends from within the geohumanities across literary spatial studies, comics, urban studies, mobility studies, and beyond. ...

The Nocturnal City

The Nocturnal City

1st Edition

By Robert Shaw
March 31, 2021

Night is a foundational element of human and animal life on earth, but its interaction with the social world has undergone significant transformations during the era of globalization. As the economic activity of the ‘daytime’ city has advanced into the night, other uses of the night as a time for ...

Geography, Art, Research Artistic Research in the GeoHumanities

Geography, Art, Research: Artistic Research in the GeoHumanities

1st Edition

By Harriet Hawkins
September 28, 2020

This book explores the intersection of geographical knowledge and artistic research in terms of both creative methods and practice-based research. In doing so it brings together geography’s ‘creative turn’ with the art world’s ‘research turn.’ Based on a decade and a half of ethnographic stories of...

Geopoetics in Practice

Geopoetics in Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Eric Magrane, Linda Russo, Sarah de Leeuw, Craig Santos Perez
December 17, 2019

This breakthrough book examines dynamic intersections of poetics and geography. Gathering the essays of an international cohort whose work converges at the crossroads of poetics and the material world, Geopoetics in Practice offers insights into poetry, place, ecology, and writing the world through...

Arts in Place The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

1st Edition

By Cara Courage
February 04, 2019

This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the ...

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