New Books for Geographers: Fall 2023

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.

Activist Feminist Geographies, edited by Kate Boyer, Latoya Eaves and Jennifer Fluri (Bristol University Press 2023)

Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto by Edafe Okporo (Simon & Schuster 2022)

The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China by Kevin Rudd (PublicAffairs Books 2022)

Black Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists by Leah Penniman (Harper Collins 2023)

Black Everyday Lives, Material Culture and Narrative: Tings in de House, by Shawn-Naphtali Sobers (Routledge, 2023)

Border Witness: Reimagining the US-Mexico Borderlands Through Film by Michael Dear (University of California Press 2023)

Carbon Sovereignty: Coal, Development, and Energy Transition in the Navajo Nation by Andrew Curley (University of Arizona Press 2023)

Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game by Djoomart Otorbaev (Taylor & Francis 2023)

The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine by Irit Katz (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Criminal Cities: The Postcolonial Novel and Cathartic Crime by Molly Slavin (University of Virginia Press 2023)

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Collins 2022)

Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power by Max Liboiron and Josh Lepawsky (MIT Press 2022)

Environmental Politics and Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Maria Bargh and Julie L MacArthur (Auckland University Press, 2022)

Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City by Gregory J. Harris, April M. Watson, Evelyn Hofer, Rand Suffolk, Julián Zugazagoitia, and Brandi T. Summers (Distributed Art Publishers 2023)

Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems by Jenny Schuetz (Brookings Institution 2022)

Gentrification Trends in the United States by Richard Martin (Routledge 2023)

Geographies of Digital Exclusion: Data and Inequality by Mark Graham and Martin Dittus (Pluto Press 2022)

Geopolitics and Democracy: The Western Liberal Order from Foundation to Fracture by Peter Trubowitz and Brian Burgoon (Oxford University Press 2023)

The Globalization of Wheat: A Critical History of the Green Revolution by Marci Baranski (University of Pittsburgh Press 2023)

Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City by Shante Paradigm Smalls (New York University Press 2022)

His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Penguin Publishing 2022)

Homelessness in America: The History and Tragedy of an Intractable Social Problem by Stephen Eide (Rowman & Littlefield 2022)

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns by Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern (University of California Press 2022)

A House for the Struggle: The Black Press and the Built Environment in Chicago by E. James West (University of Illinois Press 2022)

Human Security and Sustainable Development in East Africa by Jeremiah O. Asaka and Alice A. Oluoko-Odingo (Taylor & Francis 2022)

Jakarta: The City of a Thousand Dimensions, by Abidin Kusno (NUS Press, 2023)

The Journey from Prison to Community: Developing Identity, Meaning and Belonging with Men in the UK by Jo Shingler and Jennifer Stickney (Routledge 2023)

Lively Cities: Reconfiguring Urban Ecology, by Maan Barua (University of Minnesota Press, 2023)

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West by Sara Dant (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

The Making of a Smart City in Korea: The Quest for E-Seoul by Hojeong Lee, Jaehyeon Jeong, and Joong-Hwan Oh (Rowman & Littlefield 2023)

Mapping The Nation: Navigating Complex Challenges by Esri (Esri 2022)

Mapping Urban Regeneration: City Life Experiences in Yunnan, China by Ali Cheshmehzangi (Springer 2023)

Markets, Capitalism and Urban Space in India by Anirban Acharya (Routledge 2023)

Net Zero, Food and Farming: Climate Change and the UK Agri-Food System by Neil Ward (Routledge 2022)

New Global Cities in Latin America and Asia: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century by Pablo Baisotti (University of Michigan Press 2022)

The Overlooked Americans: The Resilience of Our Rural Towns and What It Means for Our Country by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett (Basic Books 2023)

Policing Gun Violence: Strategic Reforms for Controlling Our Most Pressing Crime Problem by Anthony A. Braga and Philip J. Cook (Oxford University Press 2023)

Political Children: Violence, Labor, and Rights in Peru by Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland (Stanford University Press 2023)

The Politics of Community-making in New Urban India by Ritanjan Das and Nilotpal Kumar (Routledge 2023)

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond (Crown Publishers 2023)

Race, Racism and the Geography Curriculum by John Morgan and David Lambert (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Redesigning the Unremarkable by Evonne Miller and Debra Flanders Cushing (Taylor & Francis 2023)

Remembering Enslavement: Reassembling the Southern Plantation Museum by Amy E. Potter, Stephen P. Hanna, Derek H. Alderman, Perry L. Carter, Candace Forbes Bright, and David L. Butler (University of Georgia Press 2022)

Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States: War, Refuge, Belonging, Participation, and Protest by Jared Keyel (Berghahn Books 2023)

The Silences of Dispossession Agrarian Change and Indigenous Politics in Argentina, by Mercedes Biocca (Pluto Press, 2023)

Small World: A Novel by Jonathan Evison (Penguin Publishing 2022)

Smoking the Bible by Chris Abani (Copper Canyon Press 2022)

The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte by Vicente L. Rafael (Duke University Press 2022)

Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? By Paul Maginn and Katrin B. Anacker (Routledge 2022)

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals by Christopher Preston (MIT Press 2023)

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence (St. Martin’s Press 2022)

Turning up the Heat: Urban political ecology for the climate emergency, edited by Maria Kaika, Roger Keil, Tait Mandler and Yannis Tzaninis (University of Manchester Press, 2023)

Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War, 2nd Edition by Paul D’Anieri (Cambridge University Press 2023)

Urban Climate Justice: Theory, Praxis, Resistance, edited by Jennifer L. Rice, Joshua Long, and Anthony Levenda (University of Georgia Press, 2023)

The violence of Britishness: Racism, borders and the conditions of citizenship, by Nadya Ali (Pluto Press, 2023)

Wandering with Intent: Essays by Kim Mahood (Scribe Publications 2022)

We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption by Justin Fenton ( Penguin Publishing 2022)

Women Reclaiming the City: International Research on Urbanism, Architecture, and Planning by Tigran Haas (Rowman & Littlefield 2023)

Workers and Democracy: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957, by John Ingleson (NUS Press, 2022)

Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics, by Yvette Taylor (Pluto Press, 2023)

Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City, Revised Edition by Tom Angotti and Sylvia Morse (New York University Press 2023)