Transnational Geographers in the United States Navigating Autobiogeographies in a Global Age

Innbundet / 2016 / Engelsk

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9781498509480
Publisert
2016
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Lexington Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Engelsk
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146
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395 gr
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232 mm
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165 mm
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16 mm
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Transnational Geographers in the United States Navigating Autobiogeographies in a Global Age

Innbundet / 2016 / Engelsk
This volume was written by eight transnational geographers. These narratives comprise a collection of essays as a way to map personal trajectories and experiences which examine the concept of place at the micro-level. Eight transnational geographers convey their professional and personal identities in a global age. By using an approach called, autobiogeography, these narratives will be of interest to geographers and other social science and humanities scholars as well as of interest to the general public. This volume explores the concepts of transnationalism, borders, fragmentation, movement, displacement, space, place and "home." Drawing from various national, ethnic, and cultural perspectives, the authors write about various important adjustments within contemporary global trends which in turn, reflect ever-changing ways to look at geography, migration processes, and transnationalism. Like other migrants who have left their home, they all left "something" behind.
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This volume of essays highlights the autobiogeographies of eight selected geographers who are university faculty members and work and reside in the United States. Drawing from various geographical narratives, the contributors explore their trajectories and how they have navigated their personal and professional transnational livelihoods in the United States.
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Preface, Alan P. Marcus Introduction, Alan P. Marcus Chapter 1: Navigating My Autobiogeography: From Brazil to Baltimore, Alan P. Marcus Chapter 2: Enjoying the Best of Two Worlds or Torn between Two Places?, Heike Alberts Chapter 3: Traversing Boundaries of Education and Geography: Sketching Stages, Spaces, and Standpoints of Transnational Self, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo Chapter 4: Mobility, Time, and Home: The Experience of Two Generations of Transnational Chinese Geographers, Shaolu Yu and Wei Li Chapter 5: Polish(ing) My Identity, Weronika A. Kusek Chapter 6: A Transnational Life Revisited, Stavros T. Constantinou Chapter 7: The Urban Geography of my Canadian Identity, Heather Smith
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This engaging book allows readers to grapple with the far reaching consequences of geography and transnationalism through the lens of autobiography. Complex geographical and biographical concepts are brought to life through compelling personal narrative. This text is an excellent introduction to social geography as a field and autoethnography as a method. -- May Friedman, Ryerson UniversityIn this insightful and entertaining book, geographers from Brazil, China, Nigeria, Germany, Canada, Cyprus and Poland reflect on their own transnational lives in candid and thoughtful narratives. These are stories of spatial and social mobility told by a generation of scholars whose work emerged at the same time that transnationalism became a prominent research area. How life and scholarship mingle and mutually influence each other is the subject of the autobiogeographies they tell here. A must-read for every geographer and for everybody who wants to know what geographers do. -- Silvia Schultermandl, University of GrazThis descriptively rich and theoretically informed collection of autobiographies of transnational geographers is highly engaging. Their personal transnational experiences speak to both structure and agency at the global, national, and local geographical scales. -- Christopher A. Airriess, Ball State University
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Alan P. Marcus is associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University.
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ISBN13
9781498509480
Publisert
2016
Utgiver
Vendor
Lexington Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
146
Vekt
395 gr
Høyde
232 mm
Bredde
165 mm
Tykkelse
16 mm
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