1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Place

Edited By Tim Edensor, Ares Kalandides, Uma Kothari Copyright 2020
    782 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    782 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Place as Assemblage  2. Doreen Massey’s ‘A Global Sense of Place’ revisited  3. Place and Nation  4. Region, Place, Devolution: Geohistory Still Matters  5. Rethinking Place at the Border through the LYC Museum and Art Gallery  6. Faith and Place: Hindu Sacred Landscapes of India  7. Colonial Imaginaries, Colonized Places  8. Mobilities and Place  9. Place as Human-Environment Network: Tree Planting and Place Making in Massachusetts, USA  10. Soundscapes  11. Weather and Place  12. The Luminosity of Place: Light, Shadow, Colour  13. Place After Dark: Urban Peripheries as Alternative Futures  14. Waterway: A Liquid Place  15. Place-Crafting at the Edge of Everywhere  16. Thinking Place Atmospherically  17. The Urban Spanglish of Mexico City  18. Thinking, Doing and Being Decolonisation in, with and as Place  19. Place, Age and Identity  20. Gendering Place: Mobilities, Borders and Belonging  21. Choreographing Place: Race, Encounter and Co-belonging in the Anthropocene  22. Class and Place  23. 'Food-Work City': Oral History and the Contested Politics of Place  24. Rurality, Place and the Imagination  25. The Symbolic Construction of Community through Place  26. Fashioning Place: Young Muslim Styling and Urban Belonging  27.  Disability and Place  28. Reading Bangkok: The Transforming and Intermingling City  29. Managing Places  30. Risk, Resilience and Place 31. Mapping Place  32. Of Place and Law  33. Militarisation and the Creation of Place  34. Policing Place  35. A Passion for Place and Participation  36. Experimental Places and Spatial Politics  37. Monumentalizing Public Art through Memory of Place: Place-based Interpretation and Commemorability  38. Place and Heritage Conservation  39. Temporary Places: Moving People and Changing Spaces  40. The Place of the Camp in Protracted Displacement  41. Remaking a Place Called Home Following Displacement  42. Homelessness and Place  43. Clutter and Place 44. Non-human Place  45. Place Attachment  46. In the Presence of Absence: Meditations on the Cultural Significance of Abandoned Places  47. Place and Economic Development  48. Place and Uneven Development  49. Place-making at Work: The Role of Rhythm in the Production of 'Thick' Places  50. Alternative Economies and Places  51. Consuming Places  52. Memory and Forgetting in City Marketing: (Re)writing the History of Urban Place?  53. Making New Places: The Role of Events in Master-Planned Communities 54. Place as Commodity: Informal Settlements’ Contribution to Tourism in Bogotá and Medellin  55. The Art of Placemaking: A Typology of Art Practices in Placemaking  56. Contemporary British Place Writing: Towards a Definition  57. Writing a Place: Poetry and ‘Ghost Rhetoric’  58. Navigating Cinematic Geographies: Reflections on Film as Spatial Practice  59. Practices of Home Beyond Place Attachment  60. Place-Walking: The Umwelt Explored through Creative Imagination  61. Walking West: Newer Volcanics Song Project  62.  Place and Music: Composing Concrete Antennae  63. Of all Places… Drama and Place


    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.