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The Routledge Handbook of Place

Tim Edensor

The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates.

The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised.

This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2023
  • Pages: 782
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032570471
  • Categories: Human GeographyEarth Sciences - GeographySociology - Urban

About the Author

Tim Edensor is Professor of Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a Principal Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Ares Kalandides is a practicing urban and regional planner based in Berlin, Germany, and Athens, Greece. He is Professor of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Director of the Institute of Place Management.

Uma Kothari is Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies, University of Manchester, UK, and Professor of Human Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia.