This book explores the multiple histories of critical geography as it developed in 14 different locations around the globe, whilst bringing together a range of approaches in critical geography.

It is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of a wide variety of historical geographies of critical geography from around the world. Accordingly, the chapters provide accounts of the development of critical approaches in geography from beyond the hegemonic Anglo-American metropoles. Bringing together geographers from a wide range of regional and intellectual milieus, this volume provides a critical overview that is international and illustrates the interactions (or lack thereof) between different critical geographers, working across a range of spaces. The chapters provide a more nuanced history of critical geography, suggesting that while there were sometimes strong connections with Anglo-American critical geography, there were also deeply independent developments that were part of the construction of very different kinds of critical geography in different parts of the world.

Placing Critical Geographies provides an excellent companion to existing histories of critical geography and will be important reading for researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of the history and philosophy of geography.

chapter 1|8 pages


Placing critical geographies
ByLawrence D. Berg, Ulrich Best, Mary Gilmartin, Henrik Gutzon Larsen

chapter 2|19 pages

The evolution of Palestinian critical geography in Palestine and beyond 1

ByGhazi-Walid Falah, Nadia Abu-Zahra

chapter 3|16 pages

Social change and the (re)radicalization of geography in South Africa

ByBrij Maharaj, Maano Ramutsindela

chapter 4|22 pages

The emergence of critical geographies in USA and Anglo-Canada *

ByLinda Peake, Eric Sheppard

chapter 5|29 pages

Latin American critical geographies

ByBlanca Ramírez, Gustavo Montañez, Perla Zusman

chapter 6|23 pages

Critical geographies in Japan

A diverse history of critical inquiry
ByKoji Nakashima, Tamami Fukuda, Takeshi Haraguchi

chapter 7|29 pages

Chinese critical geography

A non-dualistic, tongbian-informed spatial story
ByWing-Shing Tang

chapter 8|18 pages

Francophone critical geography

ByRodolphe De Koninck, Michel Bruneau

chapter 9|19 pages

Better late than never? Critical geography in German-speaking countries

ByBernd Belina, Ulrich Best, Matthias Naumann, Anke Strüver

chapter 10|18 pages

Presence and absence

Ireland and critical geographies
ByMary Gilmartin

chapter 11|21 pages

Italian critical geographies

A historical perspective
ByElena dell'Agnese, Claudio Minca, Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg

chapter 12|23 pages

Moments of renewal

Critical conversions of Nordic samhällsgeografi
ByAri Lehtinen, Kirsten Simonsen

chapter 13|19 pages

Critical approaches and the practice of geography in Spain

ByAbel Albet, Maria-Dolors García-Ramon

chapter 14|29 pages

The United Kingdom

ByKye Askins, Kerry Burton, Jo Norcup, Joe Painter, James D Sidaway

chapter 15|19 pages

Placing critical geographies

Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
ByRobyn Dowling, Richard Howitt, Robyn Longhurst