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Routledge Planetary Spaces Series

Inviting New Proposals

Series Editor:

This book series captures an emergent, expanding and important set of discussions on ‘planetary spaces’. It provides a home for cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge work that is attentive to the relations between planetary and extra planetary processes and human and more-than-human life.

We invite scholars from across the social sciences and humanities to publish their original and innovative work in a series that intends to be the ‘go to’ place for insights concerning planetary and extra-planetary spaces.

In a world of uncertainty, flux and transformation, the ‘planetary’ is becoming an ever-important framework for making sense of socio-cultural, economic, political and environmental change. As it becomes increasingly challenging to draw neat lines around economic crisis, environmental degradation, the reach of the urban, and geopolitical fall-out, the planetary provides a means of understanding the intersecting role of ‘worldly’, ‘earthly’ and ‘more-than-earthly’ matter and processes in relation to human and more-than-human life.

We are seeking proposals for research monographs, edited collections and where fitting, textbooks. We invite books based on rigorous empirical research and in-depth case studies, as well as novel and innovative theoretical developments on the theme. Possible topics include:

  • Socio-cultural, economic and/or political entanglements with earthly environments, from mountains, to deserts, to caves, to forests; non-earthly environments, from seas and oceans, to air, to outer space; and connections between these;
  • Spatial studies of the classic elements – earth, air, wind, fire – and human life;
  • Spatial studies of base elements and compounds – carbon, gold, hydrogen, etc. – and human life;
  • Planetary and extra-planetary urbanisms;
  • Planetary configurations of disaster resilience and relief;
  • Planetary politics and energy crises;
  • Earthly toxicities and contaminations;
  • Climate change and weather extremes;
  • Chemical and biological geographies;
  • Studies of microbial life – on earth and beyond.



We are very happy to discuss any ideas for the series. If you are interested in writing or editing a book please contact us both:

Series Editor: Dr Kimberley Peters, [email protected]

Routledge Editor: Faye Leerink, [email protected]



Peters, K. An Introduction to Ocean Space: Marine and Maritime Geographies (2020)