FALL 2018

Dr. J. Anthony Stallins


Barnes, T.J., 2008. American pragmatism: Towards a geographical introduction. Geoforum 39 (4): 1542-1554.

Sheppard, E., 2004. Practicing geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94(4): 744-747


Historical development of geographical ideas 1

Cresswell, T. 2013. Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction.

Holt-Jensen, A. 2018. Geography: History and Concepts.
Historical development of geographical ideas 2

Cresswell, T. 2013. Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction.

Holt-Jensen, A. 2018. Geography: History and Concepts.

Difference: humanism, postmodernism, poststructuralism

Adams, P.C., 2017. Tuanian Geography. In: Place, Space and Hermeneutics (pp. 275-287). Springer.

Warf, B., 1993. Postmodernism and the localities debate: ontological questions and epistemological implications. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 84(3) 162-168.

Cockayne, D.G., Ruez, D. and Secor, A., 2017. Between ontology and representation: Locating Gilles Deleuze's 'difference-in-itself' in and for geographical thought. Progress in Human Geography 41(5), pp.580-599.

Radical and critical geographies

Peet, R., 1977. The development of radical geography in the United States. Progress in Human Geography 1(2) 240-263.

Lave, R., Wilson, M.W., Barron, E.S., Biermann, C., Carey, M.A., Duvall, C.S., Johnson, L., Lane, K.M., McClintock, N., Munroe, D. and Pain, R., 2014. Intervention: Critical physical geography. The Canadian Geographer 58(1) 1-10.

Crampton, J.W. and Krygier, J., 2006. An introduction to critical cartography. ACME: an International E-journal for Critical Geographies 4(1) 11-33.

Schuurman, N., 2000. Trouble in the heartland: GIS and its critics in the 1990s. Progress in Human Geography 24(4) 569-590.

Blomley, N., 2006. Uncritical critical geography? Progress in Human Geography 30(1) 87-94.

Castree, N., 2000. Professionalisation, activism, and the university: Whither ‘critical geography’? Environment and Planning A 32(6) 955-970.

Latour, B. 2004. Why has critique run out of steam? Critical Inquiry (Winter)

Construction of nature, socionature, and the return of nature

Cronon, W., 1996. The trouble with wilderness: or, getting back to the wrong nature. Environmental History 1(1) 7-28.

Proctor, J.D., 1998. The social construction of nature: Relativist accusations, pragmatist and critical realist responses. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 88(3) 352-376.

Clark, N., 2011. Inhuman nature: sociable life on a dynamic planet. Sage Publications.

Castree, N. 2009. Who's afraid of Charles Darwin? Geoforum 40(6) 941-944.

Castree, N., 2009. Charles Darwin and the geographers. Environment and Planning A 41(10) 2293-2298.

New cultural geography

Price, Marie, and Lewis, Martin, 1993. The reinvention of cultural geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83(1) 1-17.

Mitchell, D., 1995. There's no such thing as culture: towards a reconceptualization of the idea of culture in geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 102-116.

Escobar, A., 2001. Culture sits in places: reflections on globalism and subaltern strategies of localization. Political Geography 20(2) 139-174.

Duncan, J.S. and Duncan, N.G., 2004. Culture unbound. Environment and Planning A 36(3) 391-403.

Space, theory, and explanation in geography

Harvey, D. 2001. Globalization and the spatial fix. Geographische Revue (2):23-30.

Harvey, David (2006). Notes toward a theory of uneven geographical development. In: Spaces of Global Capitalism.

Harvey, David (2006). Space as a key word. In: Spaces of Global Capitalism.

Jones, J.P., Leitner, H., Marston, S.A. and Sheppard, E., 2017. Neil Smith's scale. Antipode 49 138-152.

Scale, spatialities, and topology

McMaster, R.B. and Sheppard, E. 2004. Introduction: scale and geographic inquiry. In Sheppard, E. S., and R. B. McMaster (Eds). Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method. Blackwell, p. 1-22.

Sheppard E.S. and McMaster, R.B. 2004 Scale and geographic inquiry: contrasts, intersections, and boundaries. In Sheppard, E. S., and R. B. McMaster (Eds). Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method. Blackwell, p. 256-267.

Marston, S.A., 2000. The social construction of scale. Progress in Human Geography 24 (2) 219-242.

Marston, S.A., Jones, J.P., Woodward, K., 2005. Human geography without scale. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 30(4)416-432.

Leitner, H., Sheppard, E., Sziarto, K.M., 2008. The spatialities of contentious politics. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 33(2)157-172.

Martin, L. and Secor, A.J., 2014. Towards a post-mathematical topology. Progress in Human Geography 38(3)

Political ecologies

Ostrom, Elinor., 2000. Collective action and the evolution of social norms. Journal of Economic Perspectives 14(3)137-158.

Walker, Peter, 2005. Political ecology: where is the ecology?. Progress in Human Geography, 29(1) 73-82.

Robbins, Paul., 2011. Political ecology: A critical introduction. John Wiley & Sons.

Blaikie, Piers., 2012. Should some political ecology be useful? Geoforum 43(2) 231-239.


Kobayashi, Audrey. 2014. The dialectic of race and the discipline of geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104 (6): 1101-1115.

Pulido, Laura. 2002. Reflections on a white discipline. The Professional Geographer 54 (1): 42-49.

Hanson, S., 2010. Gender and mobility: new approaches for informing sustainability. Gender, Place & Culture 17(1), 5-23.

Mott, C. and Roberts, S.M., 2014. Not everyone has (the) balls: Urban exploration and the persistence of masculinist geography. Antipode 46(1) 229-245.

Affect and non-representational geography

Thrift, Nigel., 2008. Life, but not as we know it. In: Non-representational theory: Space, politics, affect.

Woodward, Keith and Jennifer Lea. 2010. Geographies of affect. In: The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies. Eds. Susan J. Smith, Rachel Pain, Sallie A. Marston, and John Paul Jones III. London: Sage.

Pile, Steve, 2010. Emotions and affect in recent human geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35(1) 5-20.

Woodward, K., Jones III, J.P. and Marston, Sally, 2012. The politics of autonomous space. Progress in Human Geography 36(2) 204-224.

Cresswell, Tim., 2012. Nonrepresentational theory and me: notes of an interested sceptic. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30(1) 96-105.

New materialism and posthumanism

Ginn, F., 2014. Posthumanism. The International Encyclopedia of Geography.

Hayles, N.K., 2006. Unfinished work: From cyborg to cognisphere. Theory, Culture & Society 23(7-8) 159-166.

Robbins, P. and B. Marks. 2009. Assemblage geographies. In: The SAGE handbook of social geographies, S.J. Smith, S. Smith, R. Pain, J. P. Jones III, S. A. Marston, (Eds.). 176-194.

Shaw, I.G.R., Robbins, P.F., Jones, J.P., 2010. A bug's life and the spatial ontologies of mosquito management. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100 (2) 373-392.

Coole, D. and Frost, S. 2010. Introducing the New Materialisms. In Bennett, J., Cheah, P., Orlie, M.A. and Grosz, E., New materialisms: Ontology, agency, and politics. Duke University Press

Hird, M.J., 2010. Indifferent globality. Theory, Culture & Society 27(2-3), pp.54-72.

Whatmore, S. and Hinchliffe, S., 2010. Ecological landscapes. In: The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies.

Lorimer, J., 2012. Multinatural geographies for the Anthropocene. Progress in Human Geography, 36(5) 593-612.

Science, geography, and the human-physical bridge

JOURNAL TEST (first 15 minutes of class)

Phillips, J.D., 2001. Human impacts on the environment: unpredictability and the primacy of place. Physical Geography 22(4) 321-332.

Cilliers, P., 2005. Complexity, deconstruction and relativism. Theory, Culture & Society 22(5), pp.255-267.

Byrne, D. and Callaghan, G., 2013. Introduction. In: Complexity theory and the social sciences: The state of the art. Routledge.

Shapin, S. 2010. How to be antiscientific. In: Never Pure. John Hopkins University Press.

Sheppard, Eric. 2001. Quantitative geography: representations, practices, and possibilities. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 19(5) 535 - 554.

New cartographies and digital geographies

Zook, M., Dodge, M., Aoyama, Y. and Townsend, A., 2004. New digital geographies: Information, communication, and place. In: Geography and technology (pp. 155-176). Springer, Dordrecht.

Graham, M., 2010. Neogeography and the palimpsests of place: Web 2.0 and the construction of a virtual earth. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 101(4), pp.422-436.

Schuurman, N., 2013. Tweet me your talk: geographical learning and knowledge production 2.0. The Professional Geographer 65(3) 369-377.

Ash, J., Kitchin, R. and Leszczynski, A., 2016. Digital turn, digital geographies? Progress in Human Geography 42(1) 25-43.

Leszczynski, A., 2018. Digital methods I: Wicked tensions. Progress in Human Geography 42(3) 473-481.

    FINAL EXAM - 1:00 pm Thursday, 12/13
FILM ESSAYS - due by 5:00 pm Saturday, 12/15