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Micro-geographies of the Western City, c.1750–1900

Micro-geographies of the Western City, c.1750–1900

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alida Clemente, Dag Lindström, Jon Stobart
December 30, 2020

This book examines the overlapping spaces in modern western cities to explore the small-scale processes that have shaped these cities between c.1750-1900. It highlights the ways in which time and space matter, framing individual actions and practices and their impact on larger urban processes. It ...

Cold War Cities Politics, Culture and Atomic Urbanism, 1945–1965

Cold War Cities: Politics, Culture and Atomic Urbanism, 1945–1965

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Brook, Martin Dodge, Jonathan Hogg
December 11, 2020

This book examines the impact of the Cold War in a global context and focuses on city-scale reactions to the atomic warfare. It explores urbanism as a weapon to combat the dangers of the communist intrusion into the American territories and promote living standards for the urban poor in the US ...

Resisting the Rule of Law in Nineteenth-Century Ceylon Colonialism and the Negotiation of Bureaucratic Boundaries

Resisting the Rule of Law in Nineteenth-Century Ceylon: Colonialism and the Negotiation of Bureaucratic Boundaries

1st Edition

James S. Duncan
July 06, 2020

This book offers in-depth insights on the struggles implementing the rule of law in nineteenth century Ceylon, introduced into the colonies by the British as their “greatest gift.” The book argues that resistance can be understood as a form of negotiation to lessen oppressive colonial conditions, ...

Commemorative Spaces of the First World War Historical Geographies at the Centenary

Commemorative Spaces of the First World War: Historical Geographies at the Centenary

1st Edition

James Wallis, David C. Harvey
March 05, 2019

This is the first book to bring together an interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged and global perspective on the First World War through the lens of historical and cultural geography. Reflecting the centennial interest in the conflict, the collection explores the relationships between warfare and...

Historical Geographies of Anarchism Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges

Historical Geographies of Anarchism: Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges

1st Edition

Federico Ferretti, Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre, Anthony Ince, Francisco Toro
February 07, 2019

In the last few years, anarchism has been rediscovered as a transnational, cosmopolitan and multifaceted movement. Its traditions, often hastily dismissed, are increasingly revealing insights which inspire present-day scholarship in geography. This book provides a historical geography of anarchism,...

Twentieth Century Land Settlement Schemes

Twentieth Century Land Settlement Schemes

1st Edition

Roy Jones, Alexandre M.A. Diniz
October 12, 2018

Land settlement schemes, sponsored by national governments and businesses, such as the Ford Corporation and the Hudson’s Bay Company, took place in locations as diverse as the Canadian Prairies, the Dutch polders, and the Amazonian rainforests. This novel contribution evaluates a diverse range of ...

Anarchy and Geography Reclus and Kropotkin in the UK

Anarchy and Geography: Reclus and Kropotkin in the UK

1st Edition

Federico Ferretti
August 15, 2018

This book provides a historical account of anarchist geographies in the UK and the implications for current practice. It looks at the works of Frenchman Élisée Reclus (1830–1905) and Russian Pyotr Kropotkin (1842–1921) which were cultivated during their exile in Britain and Ireland. Anarchist ...

Architectures of Hurry—Mobilities, Cities and Modernity

Architectures of Hurry—Mobilities, Cities and Modernity

1st Edition

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, Richard Dennis, Deryck W. Holdsworth
March 29, 2018

‘Hurry’ is an intrinsic component of modernity. It exists not only in tandem with modern constructions of mobility, speed, rhythm, and time–space compression, but also with infrastructures, technologies, practices, and emotions associated with the experience of the ‘mobilizing modern’. ‘Hurry’ is ...

Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather A Historical Geography Perspective

Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather: A Historical Geography Perspective

1st Edition

Georgina H. Endfield, Lucy Veale
July 27, 2017

Extreme weather events, such as droughts, strong winds and storms, flash floods and extreme heat and cold, are among the most destructive yet fascinating aspects of climate variability. Historical records and memories charting the impacts and responses to such events are a crucial component of any ...

Historical Geographies of Prisons Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

1st Edition

Karen M. Morin, Dominique Moran
June 22, 2015

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their ...

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