1st Edition

Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects

Edited By Kaya Barry, Maria Borovnik, Tim Edensor Copyright 2021
    284 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book delves into the everyday spaces, diverse mobilities and affective potency of weather. It presents cutting-edge research into the multiplicity of weather phenomena and analyses the lived experiences of humans in conjunction with contemporary issues, notably climate change.

    The book considers how everyday experiences of weather in the mundane lives of people are linked to broader changes in weather patterns and climate change. Heat, dust, ice, snow, precipitation, sunlight, clouds, tides and fog are states of weather that impact on the ways in which humans become intertwined with landscapes. Our experiences with weather are diverse and ever-changing, and engaging with weather entangles humans with mobilities, materials and landscapes. This book thus explores affective and sensory resonances, drawing upon a variety of theoretical, empirical and creative material to investigate how weather is perceived in different social and cultural contexts. Key themes focus on the mobilities generated by weather, the affective and sensual potency of weather, and the diverse cultural forms and practices that exemplify how weather is historically, geographically and artistically represented.

    Offering a social and cultural understanding of weather events, this book contributes to a growing literature on weather across various disciplines, including human geography and cultural geography, and will thus appeal to students and scholars of geography, sociology, humanities, cultural studies and the arts.

    1. Introduction: Placing Weather

    Tim Edensor, Kaya Barry, Maria Borovnik

    2. Research in Weather: Notes on Climate, Seasons, Weather and Fieldwork Mobilities

    Phillip Vannini and April Vannini

    3. Moved by Wind and Storms: Imaginings in Changing Landscape

    Tonya Rooney

    4. Walking with the Rain: Sensing Family Mobility On-Foot

    Susannah Clement

    5. Running with the Weather: The Case of Marathons

    Jonas Larsen and Ole B Jensen

    6. Unexpected Turbulence in Hypermobilities

    Kaya Barry

    7. Seafarers and Weather

    Maria Borovnik

    8. Snow Matters: From Romantic Background to Creative Playground in Alpine Tourist Practices

    Martin Trandberg Jensen and Szilvia Gyimóthy

    9. Making the Santa Ana Wind Legible: The Aeolian Production of Los Angeles

    Gareth Hoskins

    10. Seeing with Australian Light: Representations and Landscapes

    Tim Edensor

    11. Foggy Landscapes

    Maria Borovnik and Kaya Barry

    12. Sensing Bushfire: Exploring Shifting Perspectives as Hazard Moves Through the Landscape

    Katharine Haynes, Matalena Tofa and Joshua Whittaker

    13. Bangla Bricks: Constellations of Monsoonal Mobilities

    Beth Cullen

    14. Weathering Colonisation: Aboriginal Resistance and Survivance in the Siting of the Capital

    Sarah Wright, Lara Daley, Faith Curtis

    15. Dwelling and the Weather: Farming in a Mobilised Climate

    Gail Adams-Hutcheson

    16. Nuclear Warfare and Weather (Im)Mobilities: From Mushroom Clouds to Fallout

    Becky Alexis-Martin

    17. Writing (Extra) Planetary Geographies of Weather Worlds

    Kimberley Peters


    Kaya Barry is an artist and cultural geographer working in the areas of mobilities, migration, tourism, material cultures and arts research. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia, exploring how migration experiences are conditioned through materiality, everyday routines and visual aesthetics.

    Maria Borovnik is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Massey University, New Zealand, co-coordinates the Mobilities Network to Aotearoa New Zealand, is on the Editorial Board of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies and is Book Review Editor of the New Zealand Geographer.

    Tim Edensor is Professor of Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has written books on tourism at the Taj Mahal (1998), national identity and everyday life (2002), industrial ruins (2005), light and dark (2017) and urban materiality (2020). He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Place.