New Books for Geographers: Spring 2024

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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.

A Caribbean Poetics of Spirit, by Hannah Regis (University of the West Indies Press 2024)

After Nativism: Belonging in an Age of Intolerance, by Ash Amin (Polity Books 2023)

American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota, by Kasey R. Keeler ( University of Minnesota Press 2023)

An Anthology of Blackness: The State of Black Design, by Terresa Moses and Omari Souza (MIT Press 2023)

Borders: A Very Short Introduction, by Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen (Oxford University Press 2024)

Cities in Search of Freedom: European Municipalities against the Leviathan, by Elisabetta Mocca (Bristol University Press 2023)

Climate Migration: Critical Perspectives for Law, Policy, and Research, by Calum Nicholson and Benoit Mayer (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Climate Travels: How Ecotourism Changes Mindsets and Motivates Action, by Michael M. Gunter Jr. (Columbia University Press 2023)

Constructing Worlds Otherwise: Societies in Movement and Anticolonial Paths in Latin America, by Raúl Zibechi and George Ygarza Quispe (Translator) (AK Press              2024)

COVID and Gender in the Middle East, by Rita Stephan (University of Texas Press 2023)

Defying Displacement: Urban Recomposition and Social War, by Andrew Lee (AK Press 2024)

Displacing Territory: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, by Karen Culcasi (University of Chicago Press 2023)

Encountering Palestine: Un/making Spaces of Colonial Violence, by Mark Griffiths and Mikko Joronen (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

Fatal Jump: Tracking the Origins of Pandemics, by Leslie Reperant (Johns Hopkins University Press 2023)

Fluid Geographies: Water, Science, and Settler Colonialism in New Mexico, by K. Maria D. Lane (University of Chicago Press 2024)

Food in a Just World: Compassionate Eating in a Time of Climate Change, by Tracey Harris and Terry Gibbs (Polity Books 2024)

For a Liberatory Politics of Home, by Michele Lancione (Duke University Press 2023)

Global Health: Geographical Connections, by Anthony C. Gatrell (Agenda Publishing 2023)

Hydrofeminist Thinking With Oceans: Political and Scholarly Possibilities, by Tarara Shefer, Vivienne Bozalek, and Nike Romano (Routledge 2024)

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Urban Environments, by Shailesh Shankar Deshpande and Arun B. Inamdar (Routledge 2024)

Katūīvei: Contemporary Pasifika poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand, by David Eggleton, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Mere Taito (Massey University Press 2024)

Making a Home: Assisted Living in the Community for Young Disabled People, by Jen Powley (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 3rd Edition, by Gina Starblanket (Fernwood Publishing 2024)

Making the Literary-Geographical World of Sherlock Holmes: The Game Is Afoot, by David McLaughlin (University of Chicago Press 2025)

Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure, by Jacob Darwin Hamblin and Linda Marie Richards (Oregon State Press 2023)

Mapmatics: A Mathematician’s Guide to Navigating the World, by Paulina Rowińska (Harvard University Press 2024)

Mapping Middle-earth: Environmental and Political Narratives in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Cartographies, by Anahit Behrooz (Bloomsbury Publishing 2024)

Master Plans and Minor Acts: Repairing the City in Post-Genocide Rwanda, by Shakirah E. Hudani (University of Chicago Press 2024)

Memory in Place: Locating colonial histories and commemoration, by Cameo Dalley and Ashley Barnwell (ANU Press 2023)

Midlife Geographies: Changing Lifecourses across Generations, Spaces and Time, by Aija Lulle (Bristol University Press 2024)

Migration as Economic Imperialism: How International Labour Mobility Undermines Economic Development in Poor Countries, by Immanuel Ness (Polity Books 2023)

Near and Far Waters: The Geopolitics of Seapower, by Colin Flint (Standford University Press 2024)

Patchwork Apartheid: Private Restriction, Racial Segregation, and Urban Inequality, by Colin Gordon (Russel Sage Foundation 2023)

Pessimism, Quietism and Nature as Refuge, by David E. Cooper (Agenda Publishing 2024)

Prepare, Respond, Renew: GIS for Wildland Fires, by Anthony Schultz, Matt Ball, and Matt Artz (Esri Press 2024)

Pyromania: Fire and Geopolitics in a Climate-Disrupted World, by Simon Dalby (Agenda Publishing 2023)

Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory, by Tatiana Reinoza (University of Texas Press 2023)

Red Leviathan: The Secret History of Soviet Whaling, by Ryan Tucker Jones (University of Chicago Press 2023)

Remapping the World in East Asia: Toward A Global History of the “Ricci Maps” by Mario Cams and Elke Papelitzky (University of Hawaii Press 2024)

Resisting Eviction: Domicide and the Financialization of Rental Housing, by Andrew Crosby (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Re-storying Mediterranean Worlds: New Narratives from Italian Cultures to Global Citizenship, by Angela Biancofiore and Clément Barniaudy (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea, by David Fedman (University of Washington Press 2024)

Society Despite the State: Reimagining Geographies of Order, by Anthony Ince and Geronimo Barrera de la Torre (Pluto Press               2024)

Spinning Tea Cups: A Mythical American Memoir, by Alexandra Teague (Oregon State Press 2023)

Stopping Oil: Climate Justice and Hope, by Sophie Bond, Amanda Thomas, and Gradon Diprose (Pluto Press 2023)

Structured Luck: Downstream Effects of the U.S. Diversity Visa Program, by Onoso Imoagene (Russel Sage Foundation 2024)

Taking the State out of the Body: A Guide to Embodied Resistance to Zionism, by Eliana Rubin (PM Books 2024)

Tent City, Seattle: Refusing Homelessness and Making a Home, by Tony Sparks (University of Washington Press 2024)

The Best Country to Give Birth? Midwifery, Homebirth and the Politics of Maternity in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Linda Bryder (Auckland University Press 2023)

The Black Geographic: Praxis, Resistance, Futurity, by Camilla Hawthorne and Jovan Scott Lewis (Duke University Press 2023)

The Gender Order of Neoliberalism, by Smitha Radhakrishnan and Cinzia D. Solari (Polity Books 2023)

The Geography of Hope: Real Life Stories of Optimists Mapping a Better World, by David Yarnold (Esri Press 2024)

The Lost Subways of North America: A Cartographic Guide to the Past, Present, and What Might Have Been, by Jake Berman (University of Chicago Press 2023)

The Ocean on Fire: Pacific Stories from Nuclear Survivors and Climate Activists, by Anaïs Maurer (Duke University Press 2024)

The Rocks Will Echo Our Sorrow: The Forced Displacement of the Northern Sámi, by Eliin Anna Labba (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

The Sentinel State: Surveillance and the Survival of Dictatorship in China, by Minxin Pei (Harvard University Press 2024)

The Struggle for Taiwan: A History of America, China, and the Island Caught Between, by Sulmaan Wasif Khan (Basic Books 2024)

The Unsettled: Small stories of colonization, by Richard Shaw (Massey University Press 2024)

The Youth Climate Uprising: Greta Thunberg’s School Strike, Fridays For Future, and the Democratic Challenges of Our Time, by David Fopp, Isabelle Axelsson, and Loukina Tille (Columbia University Press 2024)

Transport Truths: Planning Methods and Ethics for Global Futures, by Greg Griffin (Bristol University Press 2024)

Urban Biodiversity: The Natural History of the New Jersey Meadowlands, by Erik Kiviat and Kristi MacDonald (Rowman and Littlefield 2024)

Urgent Moments: Art and social change: The Letting Space projects 2010-2020, by Mark Amery, Amber Clausner, and Sophie Jarram (Massey University Press 2023)