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Research Seminar: The Routledge Handbook of Place, book launch

Hear the latest research from the IPM team and our members. This event will follow our standard research seminar format, with short 10-minute pitches (which are strictly timed).

On 10th September, we will be hosting a special research seminar for the launch for ‘The Routledge Handbook of Place’. IPM director Professor Ares Kalandides and IPM visiting researcher Professor Tim Edensor are joint editors of the book alongside Professor Uma Kothari.

About the Routledge Handbook of Place

“The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates.

The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised.

This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.”

Click here to learn more about the book, which was released earlier this year.

The speakers for the seminar are now confirmed

  1. Dr David Cooper
  2. Professor Tim Edensor
  3. Professor Ares Kalandides
  4. Dr Jenny Kanellopoulou
  5. Professor Uma Kothari
  6. Dr Dawn Lyon

Each of the speakers will be presenting chapters from The Routledge Handbook of Place. The seminar will be hosted by editor and IPM Director Ares Kalandides. We hope you are able to join us to hear about this comprehensive new book. 

If you are interested in attending the special edition research seminar, which will take place 12-2pm (BST) on 10th September, please click here to register.



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