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We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Ashgate book series "Cultural Geographies: Rewriting the Earth" and are keen to receive book proposals from prospective authors and editors.
Cultural geography has witnessed profound changes in recent years on three interrelated levels: theoretical, methodological, and socio-political. In terms of theory, new conceptions of culture have emerged which examine social and geographical differentiation as involving objects, affect, nonhumans, mobility, emotion, queerness, assemblage, materiality, the unconscious, biopolitics, relationality, and intersectionality. At the level of methodology, experiments with fieldwork and writing practices demonstrate the extent to which cultural geography has learnt from and contributes to many areas of policy, science, therapy, ethics, aesthetics, and activism. Finally, in terms of the socio-political and engagements with the world outside of academia, cultural geographers are exploring the multiple crises of energy, climate change, nationalism, (sub)urban expansion, loss of biodiversity, inequality, and fragmentation of life under the spell of digital technologies and consumerism.
Contemporary cultural geography cannot be defined simply as a distinctive sub-field within geography (“earth writing”), but rather as an efflorescence of many strands of research exploring cultural phenomena with the shared commitment to spatiality. Arguably, the new hopes, dangers, and intensities that are rewriting the earth are best addressed through the unique perspectives of cultural geography.
For further information or to discuss a book idea for the series, please contact the Series Editors: Paul Kingsbury, Simon Fraser University, Canada ([log in to unmask]) and Arun Saldanha, University of Minnesota, USA ([log in to unmask]) or Ashgate Editor Katy Crossan ([log in to unmask]).
Paul and Arun