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Free-to-View Online in November 2016: Selected Ashgate Geography Research Titles!

We are delighted to welcome Ashgate to the Taylor and Francis Group.  To highlight the breadth and depth of the newly acquired titles we are pleased to launch this special free to view promotion across Humanities and Social Sciences, allowing you to view selected monographs online in their entirety for one month.

With nearly 50 years of distinguished publishing in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Ashgate compliments Routledge’s commitment to support academic research and scholarly publishing.  Ashgate is a leading research publisher in Art History, Music, History, Social Work, Politics, Literary Studies, and many other disciplines and we are delighted to now offer these titles through the Taylor and Francis Group.

Browse these selected Geography titles to explore this subject further.  Interested in browsing free to view titles in other subject areas?  If so, you can read more about all of the Ashgate titles that are available free to view in November 2016 here

How to Browse Free to View
Simply browse and select the title that you would like to read, click on the book cover image or book title to go to the book page and click on the 'look inside' feature beneath the title information.  

A Selection of Featured Titles

  • Travel, Tourism and Art

    By Tijana Rakić, Jo-Anne Lester

    Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in people’s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The…

    Hardback – 2013-12-18
    Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism

  • Doing Nutrition Differently

    Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

    Edited by Allison Hayes-Conroy

    'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective…

    Hardback – 2013-12-18
    Critical Food Studies

  • Regional Resilience, Economy and Society

    Globalising Rural Places

    By Christine Tamásy, Javier Revilla Diez

    There has been a great deal of restructuring of rural places and communities under globalisation, highlighting the interaction of local and global actors to produce new hybrid socio-economic relations. Recent research highlights the heterogeneity of globalisation in which rural places are different…

    Hardback – 2013-12-17
    The Dynamics of Economic Space

  • Strategies for Sustainable Mobilities

    Opportunities and Challenges

    By Friederike Hülsmann

    Edited by Regine Gerike

    Sustainable mobility is a qualitative, vague and normative vision. Although this vagueness is often criticized and seen as a drawback it also allows diverse stakeholders to commit to the goal of sustainable mobility. It allows for consensus, which can also help achieve a transport system that…

    Hardback – 2013-11-28

  • Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914

    The Later Highland Land Wars

    By Iain J.M. Robertson

    In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social protest. Those who had been away on war service (and their families) faced returning to…

    Hardback – 2013-11-13

  • Saving More Than Seeds

    Practices and Politics of Seed Saving

    By Catherine Phillips

    Saving More Than Seeds advances understandings of seed-people relations, with particular focus on seed saving. The practice of reusing and exchanging seeds provides foundation for food production and allows humans and seed to adapt together in dynamic socionatural conditions. But the practice and…

    Hardback – 2013-10-31

  • New Mobilities Regimes in Art and Social Sciences

    By Susanne Witzgall, Gerlinde Vogl

    New Mobilities Regimes analyses how global mobilities are changing the world of today and the role of political and economic power. Bringing together essays by leading scholars and social scientists, including Mimi Sheller and Bülent Diken with the work of well-known artists and art theorists such…

    Hardback – 2013-10-18

  • Experimental Politics and the Making of Worlds

    By Anja Kanngieser

    Creative strategies have been central to global social movements. From the theatrics of the 1999 Seattle protests, to the rebel clowns at the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles and the antics of the Yes Men, the crossovers between art and politics have increasingly become more visible and prolific. This…

    Hardback – 2013-10-02

  • Fair Shared Cities

    The Impact of Gender Planning in Europe

    By Marion Roberts

    Edited by Inés Sánchez de Madariaga

    Bringing together a diverse team of leading scholars and professionals, this book offers a variety of insights into ongoing gender mainstreaming policies in Europe with a focus on urban/spatial planning. Gender mainstreaming was first legislated for in the European Union with the Treaty of…

    Hardback – 2013-09-12

  • Geographies of Race and Food

    Fields, Bodies, Markets

    Edited by Rachel Slocum, Arun Saldanha

    While interest in the relations of power and identity in food explodes, a hesitancy remains about calling these racial. What difference does race make in the fields where food is grown, the places it is sold and the manner in which it is eaten? How do we understand farming and provisioning, tasting…

    Hardback – 2013-09-12
    Critical Food Studies

  • Towns in a Rural World

    By Teresa de Noronha Vaz, Eveline van Leeuwen

    Focusing on the strategic position of towns in rural development, this book explores how they act as hotspots for knowledge creation, diffusion for vital business life and innovation, and social networks and community bonds. By doing so, towns - even the smallest - can cope with processes of…

    Hardback – 2013-07-26
    Economic Geography Series

  • Creative Economies in Post-Industrial Cities

    Manufacturing a (Different) Scene

    Edited by Myrna Margulies Breitbart

    There has been much written on the new creative economy, but most work focuses on the so-called 'creative class,' with lifestyle preferences that favor trendy new restaurants, mountain biking, and late night clubbing. This 'creative class,' flagship cultural destinations, and other forms of…

    Hardback – 2013-07-23

  • The Car-dependent Society

    A European Perspective

    By Hans Jeekel

    Cars are essential in modern Western societies. Some even say that our modern lifestyles would have been impossible without cars. The dependency of Western societies on our cars is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The…

    Hardback – 2013-07-08
    Transport and Society

  • The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    By Alain Drouard

    Edited by Derek J. Oddy

    The industrialization of food preservation and processing has been a dramatic development across Europe during modern times. This book sets out its story from the beginning of the nineteenth century when preservation of food from one harvest to another was essential to prevent hunger and even…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28

  • Why We Eat, How We Eat

    Contemporary Encounters between Foods and Bodies

    Edited by Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis

    Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between bodies and foods. With the central premise that food is both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current critical debates regarding how individuals eat and why they eat. Through a wide-ranging…

    Hardback – 2013-06-11
    Critical Food Studies

  • Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Design

    By Ellen Shoshkes

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt’s life story is truly a gap in the planning and urban design literature: while largely unacknowledged, she played a central role in twentieth-century design history. Here, Ellen Shoshkes provides a full and insightful appraisal of the British town planner, editor, and educator…

    Hardback – 2013-05-23

  • Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

    Theory, Practice, and Product

    By Donia Zhang

    Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book…

    Hardback – 2013-05-03
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Dry Ports – A Global Perspective

    Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands

    By Rickard Bergqvist

    Edited by Gordon Wilmsmeier

    As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-15

  • New Visualities, New Technologies

    The New Ecstasy of Communication

    By J. Macgregor Wise

    Edited by Hille Koskela

    Back in the 1980s Jean Baudrillard wrote that public space was collapsing due to a double obscenity: 'The most intimate operation of your life becomes the potential grazing ground of the media....The entire universe also unfolds unnecessarily on your home screen.' He termed this the ecstasy of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-11

  • China's Disappearing Countryside

    Towards Sustainable Land Governance for the Poor

    By Yongjun Zhao

    While China’s hybrid rural land tenure system has contributed to agricultural development, it is interwoven with rising farmland loss and social conflicts.This book examines the linkages between land tenure, development and governance in the context of China’s development transformation. Drawing on…

    Hardback – 2013-03-28

  • Drought and the Human Story

    Braving the Bull of Heaven

    By R.L. Heathcote

    Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing a significant role in their final demise. For societies…

    Hardback – 2013-01-17

  • Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography

    By Fayyaz Vellani

    Examining the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in comparison to its counterparts in the USA and Australia, this book focuses on how it is being interpreted and acted upon in the context of higher education, a key area of national attention in the UK. It also evaluates this law in the context…

    Hardback – 2013-01-09

  • From the Ground Up

    Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation

    By Efrat Eizenberg

    Little-known, and hidden between skyscrapers and wide avenues, some 650 community gardens dot New York City. Set within one of the densest and most expensive real estate markets, these gardens are attended by some of the least advantaged residents of the city. Urban residents use these spaces for…

    Hardback – 2013-01-08

  • Energy Access, Poverty, and Development

    The Governance of Small-Scale Renewable Energy in Developing Asia

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Ira Martina Drupady

    This book showcases how small-scale renewable energy technologies such as solar panels, cookstoves, biogas digesters, microhydro units, and wind turbines are helping Asia respond to a daunting set of energy governance challenges. Using extensive original research this book offers a compendium of…

    Hardback – 2012-12-14
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice