New Books in Geography

Interviews with Geographers about their New Books

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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...


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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...


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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...


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episode 183: Nicholas Bauch, "Geography of Digestion: Biotechnology and the Kellogg Enterprise" (U California Press, 2017)


While most people in the US are familiar with the ubiquitous Kellogg cereal brand, few know how it relates to US geography, science and technology around the turn of the 20th century...


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 2019-01-11  1h1m
 
 

episode 51: Christian B. Long, "The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000" (Intellect, 2017)


While most every live-action film takes place in a specific location, the role of these places has not often been studied...


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 2018-12-28  1h4m
 
 

episode 14: McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)


McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention...


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 2018-12-06  1h3m
 
 

episode 93: D.A. Silver and T.N. Clark, "Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life" (U Chicago Press, 2016)


I don’t mean to make a scene, but please open your eyes and look around. There are complex scenes everywhere and we have all served witness to them...


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 2018-12-05  59m
 
 

G. Mitman, M. Armiero and R. S. Emmett (eds.), “Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene” (U Chicago Press, 2018)


Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene (University of Chicago Press, 2018) curates fifteen objects that might serve as evidence of a future past. From a jar of sand to a painting of a goanna,


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 2018-08-29  32m
 
 

Jim Clifford, “West Ham and the River Lea: A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshlands, 1839-1914” (UBC Press, 2017)


In West Ham and the River Lea: A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshlands, 1839-1914 (University of British Columbia Press, 2017), Jim Clifford brings together histories of water and river systems, urban history,


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 2018-08-24  1h15m
 
 

William D. Bryan, “The Price of Permanence: Nature and Business in the New South” (U Georgia Press, 2018)


Southern capitalists of the postbellum era have been called many things, but never conservationists. Until now. Environmental historian William D. Bryan has written a brilliantly disorienting reassessment of the South’s economic development in the peri...


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 2018-08-23  54m