It is through brief moments in our lives that the spiritual most often communicates itself. Fleeting as they are, these small encounters with the “familiar wild” instruct us in dealing with change and loss. They are the icons that point not so much to answers, but to a way of living in the tension between life and death. Written as reflections, rather than full-blown arguments, Icons of Loss and Grace offers no final resolution to the questions it presents. Yet in these essays we may recognize that delight and sorrow are soul mates, that loss and redemption are a part of the same sacred ground, and that pain can evolve into grace.
Gender, Work and Space explores how social boundaries are constructed between women and men, and among women living in different places. Focusing on work, the segregation of men and women into different occupations, and variations in women's work experiences in different parts of the city, the authors argue that these differences are grounded, constituted in and through, space, place, and situated social networks. The sheer range and depth of this extraordinary study throws new light on the construction of social, geographic, economic, and symbolic boundaries in ordinary lives.
During the night of the Hurricane of 1987, Robin Saunders home is broken into, with devastating results. Richard Nightingale is the police inspector trying to unravel the complicated crime. His investigations travel as far as Italy and as close to home as Surrey. He leaves no opportunity for the perpetrators to escape and his case will have you on the edge of your seat.
In her Hettner-Lecture, Susan Hanson talked about the role of women in the U.S. labor market. Based on the observation that women tend to work in different types of jobs and occupations and earn less money, Hanson shows how the geography of everyday life can contribute to an understanding of these gender-related differences. Therefore a geographic perspective is essential to creating urban labor markets in which opportunity is not arrayed by gender. Hanson furthermore focuses on recent debates on entrepreneur-ship by carefully examining the geographic contexts within which people launch businesses. She argues that a feminist and geographical analysis helps to understand that entrepreneur-ship is much more than just the engine of economic growth. "Es ist ein groaes Verdienst der beiden Texte, die ueberragende Relevanz der Geographie des Alltagslebens fuer die Entstehung und Reproduktion geschlechtsspezifischer Raume aufzuzeigen." geographische revue .
"A comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field." - Allen J. Scott, University of California "Guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography... The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates w...
In these thought-provoking, witty essays, some of America's most distinguished geographers explore ten geographic ideas that have literally changed the world and the way we think and act. They tackle ideas that impose shape on the world, ideas that mold our understanding of the natural environment, and ideas that establish relationships between people and places. The contributors, who include several past presidents of the Association of American Geographers, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and authors of major works in the discipline, are: Elizabeth K. Burns, Patricia Gober, Anne Godlewska, Michael F. Goodchild, Susan Hanson, Robert W. Kates, John R. Mather, William B. Meyer, Mark Monmonier, Edward Relph, Edward J. Taaffe, and B. L. Turner, II.