Book reviews

This page provides links to all reviews posted to this site, ordered by book author surname. The most recent reviews can be found here.

Abrahamsson, Christian and Martin Gren 2012, GO: On the Geographies of Gunnar Olsson, reviewed by Jeremy Crampton (posted 18 April 2013)

Ahmed, Sara 2012, On Being Included: Racism and Institutional Life, reviewed by Corin de Freitas and Alex Pysklywec (posted 22 March 2013)

Ai Weiwei, edited and translated by Ambrozy, Lee 2011 Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants 2006-2009 and Klein, Caroline 2011 Ai Weiwei: Architecture, reviewed by Simone Hancox (posted 20 Nov 2011)

Allewart, Monique 2013. Ariel’s Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics, reviewed by Angela Last (posted 29 Oct 2013)

Amin, Ash and Nigel Thrift 2013 Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Life, reviewed by David Featherstone (posted 25 July 2013)

Amoroso, Nadia 2010 The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles, reviewed by Donald McNeill (posted 1 Nov 2011)

Aradau, Claudia and Rens van Munster 2011, Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown, reviewed by Ciara Bracken-Roche (posted 26 Apr 2013)

Augé, Marc 2013 No Fixed Abode: Ethnofiction, reviewed by Dale Leorke (posted 15 Oct 2014)

Auyero, Javier and Débora Alejandra Swistun 2009, Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown, reviewed by Thomas Perreault (posted 20 April 2012)

Axelsson, Linn 2012, Making Borders: Engaging the Threat of Chinese Textiles in Ghana, reviewed by Padraig Carmody (posted 14 Mar 2013)

Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván and Manfred Buchroithner 2014 Paradigms in Cartography: An Epistemological Review of the 20th and 21st Centuries, reviewed by Gwilym Eades (posted 20 Jan 2014)

Beckles Willson, Rachel 2013 Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West, reviewed by Nadim Khoury (posted 22 Dec 2013)

Bennett, Jane 2010 Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, reviewed by Noel Castree (posted 11 Sept 2011)

Bignante, Elisa 2011 Geografia e ricerca visuale. Strumenti e metodi, reviewed by Tania Rossetto (posted 24 Jan 2013)

Braverman, Irus 2013 Zooland: The Institution of Captivity, reviewed by Franklin Ginn (posted 21 Feb 2014)

Brotton, Jerry 2012  A History of the World in Twelve Maps, reviewed by Martin Dodge (posted 25 Mar 2013)

Brown, Wendy 2010 Walled States, Waning Sovereignty, reviewed by Sarah Kizuk (posted 13 Jan 2012)

Butler, Chris 2012 Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life, and the Right to the City, reviewed by Mark Purcell (posted 15 May 2013)

Callahan, Daniel 2012 In Search of the Good: A Life in Bioethicsreviewed by Tom Koch (posted 1 July 2013)

Campo, Daniel 2013 The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned, reviewed by Marc Tadorian (posted 14 June 2014)

Carr, Matthew 2012 Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continentreviewed by Ira Bliatka (posted 19 March 2014)

Chen, Kuan-Hsing 2010 Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialization, reviewed by Jamie Doucette (posted 22 Nov 2012)

Christophers, Brett 2013 Banking across Boundaries: Placing Finance in Capitalism, reviewed by David Bassens (posted 25 Sept 2013)

Coates, Peter 2013 A Story of Six Rivers: History, Culture and Ecology, reviewed by Maurits Ertsen (posted 3 Oct 2013)

Cohen, Phil 2013 On the Wrong Side of the Track? East London and the Post Olympics, reviewed by George Morgan (posted 7 Apr 2014)

Cooper, Davina 2014 Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces, reviewed by Gerda Roelvink (posted 23 Aug 2014)

Cooper, Melinda and Catherine Waldby 2014, Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy, reviewed by Samuel Walker and Adam Mahoney (posted 31 Mar 2014)

Cybriwsky, Roman Adrian 2011, Roppongi Crossing: The Demise of a Tokyo Nightclub District and the Reshaping of a Global City, reviewed by Phil Hubbard (posted 27 Feb 2013)

Dear, Michael, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, and Doug Richardson (eds) 2011 GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place, reviewed by Rob Sullivan (posted 12 Feb 2012)

de Goede, Marieke 2012 Speculative Security: The Politics of Pursuing Terrorist Monies, reviewed by Brett Christophers (posted 14 Aug 2012)

Dienst, Richard 2011 The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good; and Graeber, David 2011 Debt: The First 5000 Years, reviewed by Mark Kear (posted 5 Feb 2012)

Dines, Nick 2012 Tuff City: Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naplesreviewed by Anna Casaglia (posted 9 July 2013)

Douglas, Ian 2012 Cities: An Environmental History, reviewed by Sean Fox (posted 13 Jan 2014)

Douglas, Mary 2013, edited by Richard Fardon A Very Personal Method: Anthropological Essays Drawn From Life, reviewed by Pamela Shurmer-Smith (posted 7 June 2013)

Edkins, Jenny 2011 Missing: Persons and Politics, reviewed by Stuart Elden (posted 13 March 2012)

Elden, Stuart 2013 The Birth of Territoryreviewed by Gerry Kearns (posted 2 June 2014)

Eng, David 2010 The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy, reviewed by David Seitz (posted 26 Sept 2011)

Faier, Lieba 2009 Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan, reviewed by Gerry Pratt (posted 14 Sept 2011)

Farish, Matthew 2010 The Contours of America’s Cold War, reviewed by Neil Smith (posted 14 Sept 2011)

Feld, Steven 2012 Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana, reviewed by Max Ritts (posted 24 Oct 2012)

Franklin, Adrian 2010 City Life, reviewed by Helen Traill (posted 22 Dec 2011)

Fudge, Judy and Strauss, Kendra Eds. 2013 Temporary work, agencies and unfree labour: insecurity in the new world of work reviewed by Ben Rogaly (posted 16 May 2014)

Gardiner, Michael 2013 Weak Messianism: Essays in Everyday Utopianism, reviewed by Davina Cooper (posted 25 Nov 2013)

Graeber, David 2011 Debt: The First 5000 Years, and Dienst, Richard 2011 The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good; reviewed by Mark Kear (posted 5 Feb 2012)

Graham, Stephen 2011 Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism, three reviews, by George Steinmetz, Alice O’Connor, and Jennifer Light

Grubbauer, Monika and Joanna Kusiak (eds) 2013 Chasing Warsaw: Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change since 1990reviewed by Carlos Reijnen (posted 15 Jan 2013)

Guglielmi, Marina and Giulio Iacoli (eds) 2013 Piani sul mondo. Le mappe nell’immaginazione letteraria, reviewed by Tania Rossetto (posted 22 Oct 2014)

Gupta, Akhil 2012 Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in Indiafive reviews, by Asher Ghertner, Vinay Gidwani, Sallie Marston, Elizabeth Oglesby, and Sapana Doshi, with an introduction to the forum by Sapana Doshi and a reply by Akhil Gupta (posted 28 Aug 2013)

Guthman, Julie 2011 Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, reviewed by Rachel Slocum (posted 5 March 2012)

Guzzini, Stefano (ed) 2013 The Return of Geopolitics in Europe? Social Mechanisms and Foreign Policy Identity Crises, reviewed by James Sidaway (posted 6 January 2014)

Haesbaert, Rogério 2011 El mito de la desterritorialización. Del Fin de los territorios a la multiterritorialidad, reviewed by Perla Zusman (posted 3 Sept 2013)

Haggett, Peter 2012 The Quantocks: Biography of an English Region, reviewed by Ron Johnston (posted 3 Dec 2012)

Happe, Kelly 2013 The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project, reviewed by Julie Guthman (posted 7 May 2014)

Harvey, David 2014 Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalismreviewed by Stale Holgersen (posted 31 August 2014)

Hiernaux, Daniel and Alicia Lindón (eds) 2011, Los giros de la Geografía Humanadesafíos y horizontes, reviewed by Carlos Cornejo-Nieto (posted 6 April 2013)

Hiernaux, Daniel and Alicia Lindón (eds) 2012, Geografías de lo imaginario, reviewed by Paloma Puente-Lozano (posted 6 April 2013)

Holland, Peter (2013) Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand, reviewed by Ron Johnston (posted 12 Feb 2013)

Hou, Jeffrey (ed.) 2010 Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities, reviewed by Ioannis Chorianopoulos (posted 4 Jan 2013)

Humphrey, Caroline and Vera Skvirskaja (eds) 2012 Post-Cosmopolitan Cities: Explorations of Urban Coexistence, reviewed by Dmitrii Sidorov (posted 15 Jan 2013)

Hvattum, Mari, Brita Brenna, Beate Elvebakk and Janike Kampevold Larsen (eds) 2011 Routes, Roads and Landscapes, reviewed by Julian Baker (posted 29 Jul 2013)

Hyndman, Jennifer 2011 Dual Disasters: Humanitarian Aid after the 2004 Tsunami, reviewed by Léonie S. Newhouse (posted 7 Dec 2011)

Ingold, Tim and Gisli Palsson (eds) 2013, Biosocial Becomings: Integrating Social and Biological Anthropology, reviewed by Kim Ward (posted 15 April 2014)

Jeffrey, Craig 2010, Timepass: Youth, Class, and the Politics of Waiting in India, reviewed by Dia Da Costa (posted 13 April 2012)

Jensen, Ole 2013, Staging Mobilities, reviewed by Kim Peters (posted 3 Feb 2014)

Kaplan, Robert 2012 The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, reviewed by Juliet J Fall (posted 27 June 2013)

Kleingeld, Pauline 2011 Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship, reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta (posted on 13 Aug 2013)

Koch, Tom 2011 Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground, reviewed by Peter Haggett (posted 24 Oct 2012)

Koch, Tom 2012 Thieves of Virtue: When Bioethics Stole Medicine, reviewed by Joseph Kaufert (posted 1 July 2013)

Koelsch, William 2012 Geography and the Classical World: Unearthing Historical Geography’s Forgotten Pastreviewed by Edwin Aiken (posted 25 Sept 2014)

Kousis, Maria et al. (eds) 2011 Contested Mediterranean Spaces, reviewed by Sara Fregonese (posted 22 Nov 2012)

Kraftl, Peter 2013 Geographies of Alternative Education: Diverse Learning Spaces for Children and Young People, reviewed by Mel McCree (posted 23 Oct 2013)

Kurgan, Laura 2013 Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology and Politics, reviewed by Columba Peoples (posted 5 Aug 2013)

Krupar, Shiloh 2013 Hot Spotter’s report: Military fables of Toxic Waste, reviewed by Peter C. van Wyck (posted 3 May 2014)

Lave, Rebecca 2012 Fields and Streams: Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science, reviewed by Melissa Haeffner (posted 15 Apr 2013)

Lee, Seung-Joon 2010 Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton, reviewed by Amy Zader (posted 5 Feb 2012)

Lefebvre, Henri 2014 Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, reviewed by Gastón Gordillo (posted 19 Sept 2014)

Lois, Carla and Veronica Hollman (eds) 2013 Geografía y cultura visual. Los usos de las imágenes en las reflexiones sobre el espacio, reviewed by Carlos Reboratti  (posted 3 Jan 2014)

Loyd, Jenna, Matt Michelson, and Andrew Burridge (eds) 2011 Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders and Global Crisis, reviewed by Dominique Moran (posted 7 Feb 2013)

Macdonald, Sharon 2013 Memorylands: Heritage and Identity in Europe, reviewed by Tim Cole (posted 25 Feb 2014)

Mackay, Robin, editor 2010 Collapse VI: Geo/philosophy, reviewed by Gerald Aitken (posted 28 Nov 2011)

Malabou, Catherine 2012 The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage, reviewed by José Luis Romanillos (posted on 3 Oct 2012)

Malabou, Catherine 2012 Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity, reviewed by Stacey Smith (posted 27 May 2013)

Malabou, Catherine 2011 Changing Difference, reviewed by Sarah Kizuk (posted 27 May 2013)

Mangani, Giorgio 2012 Geopolitica del paesaggio. Storie e geografie dell’identità marchigiana, reviewed by John Agnew (posted 20 May 2013)

Marciniak, Katarzyna and Kamil Turowski, Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland, reviewed by Cynthia Weber (posted on 19 Feb 2013)

McDowell, Linda, Working Lives: Gender, Migration and Employment in Britain, 1945-2007, reviewed by Geraldine Pratt (posted 24 June 2014)

McFarlane, Colin 2011 Learning the City: Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage, reviewed by Dave Featherstone (posted 14 Nov 2012)

Meddens, Frank et al, editors 2014 Inca Sacred Space: Landscape, Site and Symbol, reviewed by Sarah Radcliffe (posted 9 Oct 2014)

Merriman, Peter 2012 Mobility, Space and Culturereviewed by Pete Adey (posted 12 Sept 2014)

Miller, Daniel and Jolynna Sinanan 2014 Webcam, reviewed by Michael Duggan (posted 26 May 2014)

Minteer, Ben 2011 Refounding Environmental Ethics: Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice, reviewed by Tom Young (posted 21 June 2012)

Mirowski, Philip 2011 Science-Mart: Privatizing American Science, reviewed by James Porter (posted 13 June 2013)

Mirzoeff, Nicholas 2011 The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality, reviewed by Debbie Lisle (posted 16 July 2013)

Mitchell, Andrew 2010 Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling, reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta (posted 30 June 2012)

Morgensen, Scott Lauria 2011 Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization, reviewed by Nicole Latulippe (posted 16 Oct 2012)

Morin, Eve-Marie 2012 Jean-Luc Nancy, reviewed by Pieter Meurs (posted 11 Oct 2013)

Morrison, Kathryn and John Minnis 2012 Carscapes: The Motor Car, Architecture and Landscape in England, reviewed by Martin Dodge (posted 9 Aug 2014)

Morton, Timothy 2013 Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the Worldreviewed by Cara Daggett (posted 4 Sept 2014)

Motzafi-Haller, Pnina 2012 בקופסאות הבטון : נשים מזרחיות בפריפריה הישראלית/ Bekofsaot Habeton: Nashim Mizrachiyot Baperipheria HaYisraelit [In the Cement Boxes: Mizrahi Women in the Israeli Periphery], reviewed by Michal Braier (posted 23 Aug 2014)

Mueggler, Erik 2011 The Paper Road: Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet, reviewed by Emily T. Yeh (posted 9 Jan 2013)

Myers, Todd 2013 The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy, reviewed by Jesse Proudfoot (posted on 22 August 2013)

Nally, David P. 2011 Human Encumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Family, reviewed by Pam Shurmer-Smith (posted 7 June 2012)

Nelson, Alondra. 2013 “Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination” reviewed by Angela Last (posted 19 May 2104)

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 2012 Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing, reviewed by Devin Zane Shaw (posted 7 March 2013)

Novak, David 2013 Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation, reviewed by Max Ritts (posted 26 March 2014)

Paglen, Trevor 2012 The Last Pictures, reviewed by Rob Sullivan (posted 14 December 2012)

Paulson, Julia (ed) 2011 Education, Conflict and Development, reviewed by Sadiq Hussain (posted 19 December 2012)

Rancière, Jacques 2013 Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art, reviewed by Peter Gratton (posted 15 August 2014)

Rasmussen, Claire 2011 The Autonomous Animal: Self-Governance and the Modern Subject, two reviews, by Robert Lake and Matthew Wilson (posted 6 September 2012). Find Claire’s author response here.

Reid-Henry, Simon 2010 The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science, reviewed by Kevin Grove (posted 20 March 2012)

Roberts, Sean 2013 Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, Constantinople and the Renaissance of Geography, reviewed by Robert Mayhew (posted 25 March 2013)

Robinson, Catherine 2011 Beside One’s Self: Homelessness Felt and Lived, reviewed by Hester Parr (posted 22 May 2012)

Robinson, Fiona 2011 The Ethics of Care: A Feminist Approach to Human Security, reviewed by Jennifer Hyndman (posted 14 July 2012)

Salecl, Renata 2011 The Tyranny of Choice, reviewed by Boone Shear (posted 14 July 2012)

Samman, Maha 2013 Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development, reviewed by Stuart Elden (posted 22 July 2013)

Schulman, Sarah 2012 The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, reviewed by Gerry Kearns (posted 10 July 2013)

Shah, Alpa 2010 In the Shadows of the State: Indigenous Politics, Environmentalism, and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India, reviewed by Colin McFarlane (posted 21 September 2012)

Shah, Nayan 2011 Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and the Law in the North American West, reviewed by Clement Lai (posted 16 Oct 2012)

Sharp, Hasana 2011 Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization, reviewed by Peter Gratton (posted 6 May 2012)

Shields, Rob 2013 Spatial Questions: Cultural Topologies and Social Spatialisation, reviewed by Iulian Barba Lata (posted 2 Oct 2014)

Silberman, Marc, Karen Till and Janet Ward (eds) 2012 Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe, reviewed by Naomi Millner (posted 15 January 2013)

Silvestri, Graciela 2011, El lugar común, una historia de las figuras de paisaje en el Río de la Plata, reviewed by Andrés Núñez (posted 12 March 2014)

Smallman-Raynor, Matthew and Andrew Cliff 2012 Atlas of Epidemic Britain: A Twentieth-Century Picture, reviewed by Tom Koch (posted on 26 July 2014)

Sullivan, Rob 2011 Geography Speaks: Performative Aspects of Geography, reviewed by Michael Glass (posted 25 June 2013)

Swarr, Amanda Lock and Richa Nagar 2010 Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis, reviewed by Lieba Faier (posted 7 August 2012)

Thomas, Mary 2011 Multicultural Girlhood: Racism, Sexuality and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education, reviewed by Wendy S. Shaw (posted 3 April 2012)

Tolia-Kelly, Divya Praful 2010 Landscape, Race and Memory: Material Ecologies of Citizenship, reviewed by Ishan Ashutosh (posted 12 Sept 2011)

Tongson, Karen 2011 Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries, two reviews, by Meredith Raimondo, and Lorena Munoz (posted 7 Dec 2012)

Tuan, Yi-Fu 2013 Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape, reviewed by Sophie Leroy (posted on 13 July 2014)

Varga, Joseph 2013 Hell’s Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space: Class Struggle and Progressive Urban Reform in New York City, 1894-1914reviewed by Walter Nicholls (posted 7 Apr 2014)

Urry, John 2011 Climate Change and Society, reviewed by Seth Gustafson (posted 28 Aug 2012)

Wark, McKenzie 2011 The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International, reviewed by Brettany Shannon (posted 22 Dec 2011)

Weiss, Margot 2012 Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality, reviewed by Gavin Brown (posted 30 Aug 2012)

Wolfe, Cary 2012 Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame, reviewed by Katie Ledingham (posted 6 May 2013)

Yeh, Emily 2013, Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development, reviewed by Enze Han (posted 10 Feb 2014)

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