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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Place

ISBN 9781138320499
Published June 8, 2020 by Routledge
782 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates.

The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised.

This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.

Table of Contents

Part I Situating Place

1. Place as Assemblage

Kim Dovey


2. Doreen Massey’s ‘A Global Sense of Place’ revisited

Ares Kalandides


3. Place and Nation

Rhys Jones


4. Region, Place, Devolution: Geohistory Still Matters

David Beel and Martin Jones


5. Rethinking Place at the Border through the LYC Museum and Art Gallery

Ysanne Holt


6. Faith and Place: Hindu Sacred Landscapes of India

Rana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana


7. Colonial Imaginaries, Colonized Places

Uma Kothari


8. Mobilities and Place

David Bissell


9. Place as Human-Environment Network: Tree Planting and Place Making in Massachusetts

Deborah Martin


Part II The Qualities of Place

10. Soundscapes of Place

Michelle Duffy


11. Weather and Place

Phillip Vannini and Bradley Austin


12. The Luminosity of Place: Light, Shadow, Colour

Tim Edensor


13. Place After Dark: Urban Peripheries as Alternative Futures

Nick Dunn


14. Waterway: A Liquid Place

Maarja Kaaristo


15. Place-Crafting at the Edge of Everywhere

David Paton


16. Thinking Place Atmospherically

Shanti Sumartojo


17. The Urban Spanglish of Mexico City

Cristina Garduño Freeman, Beau B. Beza and Glenda Mejía


18. Thinking, Doing and Being Decolonisation in, with and as Place

Sarah Wright


Part III Identity and Place

19. Place, Age and Identity

Samantha Wilkinson and Catherine Wilkinson


20. Gendering Place: Mobilities, Borders and Belonging

Dina Viaou


21. Choreographing Place: Race, Encounter and Co-belonging in the Anthropocene

Michele Lobo


22. Class and Place

Paul Watt


23.'Food-Work City': Oral History and the Contested Politics of Place

Ben Rogaly


24. Rurality, Place and the Imagination

Rosemary Shirley


25. The Symbolic Construction of Community through Place

Henrik Schultze


26. Fashioning Place: Young Muslim Styling and Urban Belonging

Saskia Warren


27. Disability and Place

Ilan Wiesel and Ellen van Holstein


28. Reading Bangkok: The Transforming and Intermingling City

Cuttaleeya Jiraprasertkun


Part IV Power, Regulating and Resisting in Place

29. Managing Places

Nikos Ntounis, Dominic Medway and Catherine Parker


30. Risk, Resilience and Place

Paul O’Hare and Iain White


31. Mapping Place

Chris Perkins


32. Of Place and Law

Jenny Kanellopoulou


33. Militarisation and the Creation of Place

Rachel Woodward


34. Policing Place

Jon Coaffee


35. A Passion for Place and Participation

Quintin Bradley


36. Experimental Places and Spatial Politics

Alex Vasudevan


37. Monumentalizing Public Art through Memory of Place: Place-based Interpretation and Commemorability

Hélène B. Ducros


38. Place and Heritage Conservation

James Lesh


Part V Displacement, Loss and Emplacement

39. Temporary Places: Moving People and Changing Spaces

Ali Madanipour


40. The Place of the Camp in Protracted Displacement

Cathrine Brun


41. Remaking a Place Called Home Following Displacement

Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia


42. Homelessness and Place

Alison Young and James Petty


43. Clutter and Place

Tracey Potts


44. Nonhuman Place

Catherine Phillips and Sarah Robertson


45. Place Attachment

Patrick Devine-Wright


46. In the Presence of Absence: Meditations on the Cultural Significance of Abandoned Places

Justin Armstrong


Part VI Economic Geographies of Place

47. Place and Economic Development

Costis Hadjimichalis


48. Place and Uneven Development

Ray Hudson


49. Place-making at Work: The Role of Rhythm in the Production of 'Thick' Places

Dawn Lyon


50. Alternative Economies and Places

Bastian Lange


51. Consuming Places

Mark Jayne


52. Memory and Forgetting in City Marketing: (Re)writing the History of Urban Place?

Gary Warnaby and Dominic Medway


53. Making New Places: The Role of Events in Master-Planned Communities

Judith Mair


54. Place as Commodity: Informal Settlements’ Contribution to Tourism in Bogotá and Medellin

Jaime Hernández-Garcia and Beau B. Beza


Part VII Creative Engagements with Place

55. The Art of Placemaking: A Typology of Art Practices in Placemaking

Cara Courage


56. Contemporary British Place Writing: Towards a Definition

David Cooper


57. Writing a Place: Poetry and ‘Ghost Rhetoric’

Helen Mort


58. Navigating Cinematic Geographies: Reflections on Film as Spatial Practice

Les Roberts


59. Practices of Home Beyond Place Attachment

Veronica Vickery


60. Place-Walking: The Umwelt Explored through Creative Imagination

Mike Collier


61. Walking West: Newer Volcanics Song Project

Marita Dyson


62. Place and Music: Composing Concrete Antennae

Rob St. John


63. Of all Places… Drama and Place

Mike Pearson

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Tim Edensor is Professor of Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a Principal Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Ares Kalandides is a practicing urban and regional planner based in Berlin, Germany, and Athens, Greece. He is Professor of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Director of the Institute of Place Management.

Uma Kothari is Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies, University of Manchester, UK, and Professor of Human Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia.