New Books in Geography

Interviews with Geographers about their New Books

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episode 752: Luca Scholz, "Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Scholz's maps shift the focus from the border to the thoroughfare to show that controls of moving goods and people were rarely concentrated at borders before the mid-eighteenth century...



episode 34: Peter Naldrett, “Around the Coast in 80 Days" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

Naldrett begins his enjoyable trip around the British coast with the notion that reaching the seaside for most Britons is a matter of only a 1-2 hour car ride...



episode 747: Jeremy Black, "Mapping Shakespeare: An Exploration of Shakespeare’s World through Maps" (Bloomsbury, 2018)

This lavishly illustrated volume compiles maps of the world, of Europe, of England, of English counties, and of English villages, to illustrate its author’s detailed description of the history of cartography...



episode 102: Ayesha Siddiqi, "In the Wake of Disaster: Islamists, the State and a Social Contract in Pakistan" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

Siddiqi offers a forceful meditation on a number of key issues around the social contract, citizenship, and state provisions such as disaster relief and social protection...



episode 735: Elizabeth Horodowich, "The Venetian Discovery of America" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

We explore her primary argument, that Venetians used their knowledge, and their ability to employ that knowledge, to write Venetians into the story....



 2020-06-02  2h0m

episode 324: Alexander Bukh, "These Islands Are Ours" (Stanford UP, 2020)

Bukh provides critical historical perspective on the social construction of territorial disputes between Japan and its neighbors in Northeast Asia...


 2020-05-28  1h20m

episode 79: Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, "Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present" (UNC Press, 2020)

Nobbs-Thiessen traces the entwined histories of Andean, Mennonite, and Okinawan migrants to Amazonian Bolivia...


 2020-05-28  1h1m

episode 76: Kory Olson, "The Cartographic Capital: Mapping Third Republic Paris" (Liverpool UP, 2018)

Olson situates the urban geography of Paris and the very material of maps of the city at the heart of the story of Republican national consolidation, from the initial stabilization of the Third Republic to the 1930s...


 2020-05-18  1h0m

episode 319: David Ambaras, "Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

Ambaras interrogates the spatial and ideological formations of modern Japan in its first seven decades or so as a nation-state and empire, especially vis-à-vis China...


 2020-05-12  1h1m