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Free E-Book: Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings

Posted on October 31st, 2008 in Recommended Reading

For a free, awesome, and huge (728 pages!) e-book on radical geography that emphasizes anarchism, check out Harald Bauder and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro’s Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings (Praxis (e) Press, 2008).

Here’s the table of contents:

Introduction: Critical Scholarship, Practice and Education
Harald Bauder and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

Part I: Critical Reflections

What Geography Ought to Be
Peter Kropotkin (1885)

Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
Guy Debord (1955)

Activism and the Academy
Nicholas K. Blomley (1994)

Reinventing Radical Geography: Is All That’s Left Right?
Vera Chouinard (1994)

The International Critical Geography Group: Forbidden Optimism?
Smith and Caroline Desbiens (1999)

Reflections on a White Discipline
Laura Pulido (2002)

Learning to Become a Geographer: Reproduction and Transformation in Academia
Harald Bauder (2006)

Part II: Space & Society

Fragment of a Voyage to New Orleans
Elisee Reclus (1855)

Geographic Models of Imperialism
James Blaut (1970)

Revolutionary and Counter Revolutionary Theory in Geography and the Problem of Ghetto Formation
David Harvey (1972)

Geopolitics and National Movements: An Essay on the Dialectics of Imperialism
Anouar Abdel-Malek (1977)

The New Geography and the New Imperialism: 1870-1918
Brian Hudson (1977)

The Geography of Human Liberation
Richard Peet (1978)

A Socialist Feminist Perspective on Gender and Environment
Suzanne MacKenzie (1984)

A Woman’s Place?
Linda McDowell and Doreen Massey (1984)

When in the World are Women?
Janice Monk and Cindi Katz (1993)

Getting Personal: Reflexivity, Positionality, and Feminist Research
Kim V. L. England (1994)

Different Diasporas and the Hype of Hybridity
Katharyne Mitchell (1997)

Critically Understanding Race-Connected Practices: A Reading of W. E. B. Du Bois and Richard Wright
Bobby M Wilson (2002)

Part III: People and Environments

Does Radical Geography Lack an Approach to Environmental Relations?
Ben Wisner (1978)

Human-Environment Relations.  Editor’s Introduction
Richard A. Walker (1979)

Hazards and Crises: A Political Economy of Drought and Famine in Northern Nigeria
Michael Watts (1983)

The Production of Nature
Neil Smith (1984)

Converting the Wetlands, Engendering the Environment: The Intersection of Gender with Agrarian Change in the Gambia
Judith Carney (1993)

What’s the Problem Here?
Joni Seager (1993)

Environmental Change and Policy
Melissa Leach and Robin Mearns (1996)

A Walk on the Wild Side: A Critical Geography of Domestication
Kay Anderson (1997)

Witnessing the Animal Moment
Jody Emel and Jennifer Wolch (1998)

Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California
Laura Pulido (2000)

Tracking Invasive Land Covers in India or Why Our Landscapes Have Never Been Modern
Paul Robbins (2001)

Part IV: Representing the Earth Surface

An Illustration of Geographical Warfare: Bombing the Dikes on the Red River, North Vietnam
Yves Lacoste (1973)

Representations in an Electronic Age: Geography, GIS, and Democracy
John Pickles (1995)

Trouble in the Heartland: GIS and Its Critics in the 1990s
Nadine Schuurman (2000)

Maps as Social Constructions: Power, Communication, and Visualization
Jeremy W. Crampton (2001)

Putting “Cartography” into the History of Cartography: Arthur H. Robinson, David Woodward, and the Creation of a Discipline
Matthew H. Edney (2005)