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The Neoliberal City
Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism
Jason Hackworth
The shift in the ideological winds toward a "free-market" economy has brought profound effects in urban areas. The Neoliberal City presents an overview of the effect of these changes on today's cities. The term "neoliberalism" was originally used in...



Cartographies of Tsardom
The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Valerie Kivelson
Toward the end of the sixteenth century, and throughout the seventeenth, thinking in spatial terms assumed extraordinary urgency among Russia's ruling elites. The two great developments of this era in Russian history-the enserfment of the peasantry...



A Shifting Shore
Locals, Outsiders, and the Transformation of a French Fishing Town, 1823–2000
Alice Garner
Garner traces the ways fisherfolk, bathers, investors, and engineers understood, claimed, and remade the shores of the Bassin d'Arcachon, a prime fishing and oyster-farming site in southwestern France, over the nineteenth and twentieth...



Taming the Wild Field
Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe
Willard Sunderland
Stretching from the tributaries of the Danube to the Urals and from the Russian forests to the Black and Caspian seas, the vast European steppe has for centuries played very different roles in the Russian imagination. To the Grand Princes of Kiev and...



Radical Space
Building the House of the People
Margaret Kohn
Epoch-making political events are often remembered for their spatial markers: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the storming of the Bastille, the occupation of Tiananmen Square. Until recently, however, political theory has overlooked the power of...



The Geography of Money
Benjamin J. Cohen
The traditional assumption holds that the territory of money coincides precisely with the political frontiers of each nation state: France has the franc, the United Kingdom has the pound, the United States has the dollar. But the disparity between...



People of the Wachusett
Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630–1860
David P. Jaffee
Nashaway became Lancaster, Wachusett became Princeton, and all of Nipmuck County became the county of Worcester. Town by town, New England grew—Watertown, Sudbury, Turkey Hills, Fitchburg, Westminster, Walpole—and with each new community the myth of...



Mental Territories
Mapping the Inland Empire
Katherine G. Morrissey
Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces...



Trading Territories
Mapping the Early Modern World
Jerry Brotton
In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, explaining how much they convey about the transformation of European culture...



Cutting Across the Lands
An Annotated Bibliography on Natural Resource Management and Community Development in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia
An annotated bibliography focused on Borneo and the Southern Philippines. With over 1,000 citations, this reference work identifies patterns of forestland transformation common to the areas under consideration. A subject index...



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