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GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place

Edited by Michael Dear, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, and Douglas Richardson

ISBN 978-0-415-58980-2

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“This volume stands at the forefront of one of the most exciting new fields of cross-disciplinary work. The editors have assembled a spectacular array of original contributions from an impressive group of authors, whose work opens new routes into the emerging field known as the geohumanities. It is bound to become a landmark book.”

—Anthony J. Cascardi, Director, Townsend Center for the Humanities, U.C. Berkeley, USA 

“Making a compelling case for re-aligning geography with the humanities, GeoHumanities provides a series of richly-interwoven textual, visual and cartographic essays to demonstrate the creative potential of new forms of artistic, literary and historical engagement with place. Issuing a challenge to transcend disciplinary boundaries, to forge novel connections between past and present, and to re-imagine the world in novel ways, the contributors to GeoHumanities invite us to explore afresh the politics and poetics of place.”

— Professor Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield, UK

GeoHumanities maps an emerging intellectual terrain with 30 cutting-edge contributions from internationally renowned scholars, architects, artists, activists, and scientists. This book explores the humanities’ rapidly expanding engagement with geography and the multimethodological inquiries that analyze the meanings of place, and the reconstruction of those meanings to provoke new knowledge as well as the possibility of altered political practices. It is no coincidence that the geohumanities are forcefully emerging at a time of immense intellectual and social change. This book focuses on a range of topics to address urgent contemporary imperatives, such as the link between creativity and place; altered practices of spatial literacy; the increasing complexity of visual representation in art, culture, and science; and the ubiquitous presence of geospatial technologies in the Information Age.

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