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Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond



Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond

Trevor J. Barnes (Editor), Eric Sheppard (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-40476-7 April 2019 440 Pages


A wide-ranging and knowledgeable guide to the history of radical geography in North America and beyond.

  • Includes contributions from an international group of scholars
  • Focuses on the centrality of place, spatial circulation and geographical scale in understanding the rise of radical geography and its spread
  • A celebration of radical geography from its early beginnings in the 1950s through to the 1980s, and after
  • Draws on oral histories by leaders in the field and private and public archives
  • Contains a wealth of never-before published historical material
  • Serves as both authoritative introduction and indispensable professional reference

'How do you change the intellectual landscape of an entire discipline? This book answers the question, tracing the many shoots, leaves and branches of radical geography from the late 1960s onwards. It should inspire a new generation of faculty and students to believe that the smallest beginnings can, in time, build to transformative movements.'
Noel Castree, Professor of Geography, University of Manchester, UK and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia 

'This is an enormous gift to the discipline – a richly detailed history of radical geography. Instead of being relegated to a mere chapter in geography history texts, we can finally get a sense of how radical geography developed across different places, how it challenged mainstream geography and the difficulties it faced. Most importantly, however, it helps us understand the present.'
Laura Pulido, Professor and Department Head of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, USA