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Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects

ISBN 9780367406394
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
284 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.