The so-called 'spatial turn' in the social sciences has led to an increased interest in what can be called the spatialities of power, or the ways in which power as a medium for achieving goals is related to where it takes place. This unique and intriguing Handbook argues that the spatiality of power is never singular and easily modeled according to straightforward theoretical bullet-points, but instead is best approached as plural, contextually emergent and relational.
The Handbook on the Geographies of Power consists of a series of cutting edge chapters written by a diverse range of leading geographers working both within and beyond political geography. It is organized thematically into the main areas in which contemporary work on the geographies of power is concentrated: bodies, economy, environment and energy, and war.
The Handbook maintains a careful connection between theory and empirics, making it a valuable read for students, researchers and scholars in the fields of political and human geography. It will also appeal to social scientists more generally who are interested in contemporary conceptions of power.
Contributors: J. Agnew, J. Allen, I. Ashutosh, J. Barkan, N. Bauch, L. Bhungalia, G. Boyce, B. Braun, M. Brown, P. Carmody, N. Clark, M. Coleman, K. Derickson, A.D. Dixon, V. Gidwani, E. Goldfischer, N. Gordon, M. Hird, P. Hubbard, J. Hyndman, J.M. Loyd, A. Mallory, A. Moore, L. Muscarà, N. Perugini, C. Rasmussen, P. Steinberg, K. Strauss, S. Wakefield, R. Wright, K. Yusoff.
Edited by Mat Coleman, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and John Agnew, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, US.