New Books for Geographers: Spring 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.

Afterglow: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, by Grist (The New Press 2023)

The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America, by Philip Bump (Viking Books 2023)

All We Want is the Earth: Land, Labour and Movements Beyond Environmentalism, by Patrick Bresnihan and Naomi Millner (Bristol University Press 2023)

Beauty and Brutality: Manila and Its Global Discontents, by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz and Rolando B. Tolentino (Temple University Press 2023)

The Begging Question: Sweden’s Social Responses to the Roma Destitute, by Erik Hansson (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

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

Bourdieu in the City: Challenging Urban Theory, by Loïc Wacquant (Polity 2023)

Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon, by Melissa L. Sevigny (W. W. Norton 2023)

The Caring City: Ethics of Urban Design, by Julia Davis (Bristol University Press 2022)

Concise Encyclopedia of Human Geography, by Loretta Lees and David Demeritt (Edward Elgar Publishing 2023)

Contesting Airport Expansion: Depoliticisation, Technologies of Government and Post-Aviation Futures, by Steven Griggs and David Howarth (Bristol University Press 2023)

A Critical Synergy: Race, Decoloniality and World Crises, by Ali Meghji (Temple University Press 2023)

Culture and Sustainability: Exploring stability and transformation with the Cultures Framework, by Janet Stephenson (Palgrave Macmillan 2023) Open Access

Disrupting the Patrón: Indigenous Land Rights and the Fight for Environmental Justice in Paraguay’s Chaco, by Joel E. Correia (University of California Press 2023)

Driving in Palestine, by Rehab Nazzal (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood: Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic, by Charlotte Wrigley (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement: Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities, by Stephen E. Hunt (Rowman and Littlefield 2023)

An Environmental Leader’s Tool Kit, by Jeffrey W. Hughes (Cornell University Press 2023)

Epidemic Orientalism: Race, Capital, and the Governance of Infectious Disease, by Alexandre I. R. White (Stanford University Press 2023)

Footprints on the Land: How Humans Changed New Zealand, by Richard Wolfe (University of Hawaii Press 2022)

From Behind the Mask: Essays on South Louisiana Mardi Gras Runs, by Barry Jean Ancelet (UL Press 2023)

The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics In Space Will Change Our World, by Tim Marshall (Elliott & Thompson 2023)

Gendered Places: The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States, by William J. Scarborough (Temple University Press 2023)

Genius Loci: An Essay on the Meanings of Place, by John Dixon Hunt (University of Chicago Press 2022)

Goodbye, Eastern Europe: An intimate History of a Divided Land, by Jacob Mikanowski (Penguin Random House 2023)

A Green Band in a Parched and Burning Land: Sobaipuri O’odham Landscapes, by Deni J. Seymour (University Press of Colorado 2022)

Hydronarratives: Water, Environmental Justice, and a Just Transition, by Matthew S. Henry (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

Icelandic Heritage in North America, by Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Hoskulder Thrainsson and Ulfar Bragason (University of Manitoba Press 2023)

Injustice in Urban Sustainability: Ten Core Drivers, by Panagiota Kotsila, et al. (Routledge 2022)

Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival on the Greenland Ice Cap, by David Roberts (W. W. Norton 2022)

Islamophobia in France: The Construction of the “Muslim Problem”, by Abdellali  Hajjat and Marwan Mohammed (University of Georgia Press 2023)

The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica, by David Drewry (Princeton Univeristy Press 2023)

The Landscapes of Italian Food, by Gregory Smith and Gilda Berruti (Routledge 2023)

Lavender Fields: Black Women Experiencing Fear, Agency, and Hope in the Time of COVID-19, by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery (University of Arizona Press 2023)

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

Local Voices, Local Choices: The Tacare Approach to Community-Led Conservation, by Jane Goodall Institute, Introduction by Jane Goodall (Esri Press 2022)

Mapping Gendered Ecologies: Engaging with and beyond Ecowomanism and Ecofeminism, by K. Melchor Quick Hall and Gwyn Kirk (Rowan and Littlefield 2023)

Mapping The Empty: Eight Artists And Nevada, by William L. Fox (University of Nevada Press 2022)

Maps of Sorrow: Migration and Music in the Construction of Precolonial AfroAsia, by Sumangala Damodaran and Ari Sitas (Columbia University Press 2023)

Merging City and Nature, by Batlleiroig Studio (Actar Publishers 2022)

Navigations, by Malyn Newitt (Reaktion Books 2023)

Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art, by Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (ARP Books 2022)

On the Subject of Citizenship: Late Colonialism in the World Today, by Suren Pillay (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Place Matters: Critical Topographies in Word and Image, by Jonathan Bordo and Blake Fitzpatrick (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2022)

The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa: Family, Religion, and the State, by Ludovic Lado (Notre Dame Press 2023)

Poor Atlanta: Poverty, Race, and the Limits of Sunbelt Development, by LeeAnn B. Lands (University of Georgia Press 2023)

Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake, by P. Gabrielle Foreman (University of Georgia Press 2023)

Remaking the American Dream: The Informal and Formal Transformation of Single-Family Housing Cities, by Vinit Mukhija (MIT Press 2022)

Retail Ruins: The Ghosts of Post-Industrial Spectacle, by Jacob C. Miller Bristol University Press 2023)

São Paulo, a City of Water, by Saide Kahtouni (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2022)

Stateless: The Politics of the Armenian Language in Exile, by Talar Chahinian (Syracuse University Press 2023)

The Struggle for Iran: Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951–1954, by David S. Painter and Gregory Brew (University of North Carolina Press 2023)

Superstates: Empires of the Twenty-First Century, by Alasdair Roberts (Polity 2023)

Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning, by Audrey Watters (MIT Press 2023)

Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence, by Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening (Haymarket Books 2022)

Tide Lines: A Photographic Record of Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast, by Ben Depp (University Press of Mississippi 2023)

Trees: From Root to Leaf – A Financial Times Book of the Year, by Paul Smith, Robert Macfarlane and Yvette Harvey-Brown (Thames & Hudson 2022)

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

The Waste of the World: Consumption, Economies and the Making of the Global Waste Problem, by Nicky Gregson (Bristol University Press 2023)

Workers of the Earth: Labour, Ecology and Reproduction in the Age of Climate Change, by Stefania Barca (Pluto Press 2024)

A World Without Hunger, by Archie Davies (Oxford University Press 2023)

A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet, by Jo Handelsman (Yale University Press 2023)