New Books in Geography

Interviews with Geographers about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 94 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche


episode 189: Lukas Engelmann, "Mapping AIDS: Visual Histories of an Enduring Epidemic" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

What role do visual media play in establishing a medical phenomenon?



Robert A. Voeks, "The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative" (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Jungle medicine: it's everywhere, from chia seeds to ginseng tea to CBD oil..



episode 100: Kevin T. Smiley, "Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future" (NYU Press, 2018)

Are market cities better than people cities? Does the satisfaction that residents take in their city vary from market city to people city?



episode 15: Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing

In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...


 2019-03-19  32m

episode 126: Natalie Koch, "Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power, and Sport in Global Perspective" (Routledge, 2017)

In Critical geographies, Koch joins other scholars to address a wide range of sports issues, including the demolition of South Korea’s Dongdaemun baseball stadium, professional wrestling in the territorial era in the United States, and the identity politics of the Gaelic Athletic Association...


 2019-03-12  1h8m

episode 97: Thomas F. Gieryn, "Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe" (U Chicago, 2018)

During this interview Dr. Gieryn offers an in-depth explanation of how history and biography have fed the narratives told about truth-spots...


 2019-03-05  1h3m

episode 16: Chet Van Duzer, "Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging, Sources, and Influence" (Springer, 2019)

The 1491 world map by Henricus Martellus has long been deemed “an essentially unstudiable object"...


 2019-03-01  1h1m

episode 324: Matthew Longo, "The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is not simply about the border because, as the book makes clear, borders are in no way simple...


 2019-02-04  55m

episode 15: Sun-Young Park, "Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)

We know quite a bit about the physical signatures of urban “modernity” foisted upon Paris by Baron Haussmann in the late nineteenth century, but little scholarship has seized on its precursors...


 2019-02-01  52m

episode 28: Rosalind Fredericks, "Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal" (Duke UP, 2018)

The production and removal of garbage, as a key element of the daily infrastructure of urban life, is deeply embedded in social, moral, and political contexts...


 2019-01-29  51m