Recommended Readings

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 Recommended Readings (Harding):

  • Bakhtin, M. M. “Discourse in the Novel.” In The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Ed. and trans. Michael Holquist. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.
  • Collot, Michel. Pour une géographie littéraire. Paris: Corti, 2014.
  • Harmon, Katharine. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
  • Ingold, Tim. “The Temporality of the Landscape.” World Archaeology, Vol. 25, No. 2, Conceptions of Time and Ancient Society (Oct., 1993), pp. 152-174. Also available in a revised version in Chapter 11 of Ingold, Tim. The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill. London: Routledge, 2011.
  • James, William. “Does Consciousness Exist?”, Chapter 1 in Essays in Radical Empiricism. New York: Longman Green and Co (1912): 1-38.
  • Larsen, Reif. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. New York: Penguin, 2009.
  • Massumi, Brian. “Introduction: Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t.” Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2002. Pages 1-21.
  • Ryan, Marie-Laure, Kenneth Foote, and Maoz Azaryahu, Narrating Space / Spatializing Narrative: Where Narrative Theory and Geography Meet. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2016.

Race and Space (Brown):

  • Laura R. Barraclough, Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011).
  • Laura R. Barraclough, “South Central Farmers and Shadow Hills Homeowners: Land Use Policy and Relational Racialization in Los Angeles,” The Professional Geographer 61, no. 2 (2009), 164-186.
  • Wendy Cheng, The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).
  • Carolyn Finney, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014).
  • Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007).
  • Mishuana Goeman, “Disrupting a Settler Grammar of Place: The Visual Memoir of Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie,” in Theorizing Native Studies, edited by Audra Simpson and Andrea Smith (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014).
  • Jake Kosek, Understories: The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006).
  • Scott Kurashige, The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008).
  • George Lipsitz, How Racism Takes Place (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011).
  • Katherine McKittrick, Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006).
  • Katherine McKittrick and Clyde Woods, editors, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007).
  • Laura Pulido, “Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90, no. 1 (2000), 12-40.
  • Margaret Marietta Ramírez, “The Elusive Inclusive: Black Food Geographies and Racialized Food Spaces,” Antipode 47, No. 3 (2015), 748-769.
  • Sherene H. Razack, editor, Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2002).
  • Lauret Savoy, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape (Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2015).
  • Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005).
  • Patrick Wolfe, Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race (New York: Verso, 2016).
  • Clyde Woods, Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta (New York: Verso, 2017). 

On Place and Space (Janz)

  • Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin, Key Thinkers on Space and Place, 2nd Ed. SAGE Publications, 2010.
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values. University of Minnesota Press, 1974
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. University of Minnesota Press, 1977.

General intros to philosophy of place and space (Janz)

  • Edward Casey, The Fate of Place. Indiana UP, 1997.

Phenomenological/hermeneutics explorations of place/space (Janz)

  • Relph, Edward. Place and Placelessness. London: Pion, 1976.
  • Edward Casey, Getting Back Into Place. Indiana UP, 1993.
  • Jeff Malpas, Place and Experience: A Philosophical Topography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press, 1964.
  • Bruce Janz, ed., Place, Space and Hermeneutics. Springer, 2017.

 Art, Place, Landscape, Ecology (Kanouse)

  • DeLue, Rachael A., and James Elkins, eds. Landscape Theory (New York: Routledge, 2008)
  • Demos, TJ, Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (Sternberg Press, 2016)
  • Deutsche, Rosalyn, Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press,1998)
  • Kastner, Jeffrey, Land and Environmental Art (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2014)
  • Kwon, Miwon, One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2004)
  • Lippard, Lucy, Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multicentered Society (New York: The New Press, 1998)
  • Lippard, Lucy, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place (New York: The New Press, 2000)
  • Lippard, Lucy, Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West (New York: The New Press, 2014)
  • Miles, Malcolm, Art, Space, and the City (London: Routledge, 1997)
  • Mitchell, WJT, Landscape and Power (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002)
  • Nisbet, James, Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014)
  • Pearson, Mike, Site-Specific Performance (London: Palgrave, 2010)
  • Rogoff, Irit, Terra Infirma: Geography’s Visual Culture (Oxford: Routledge, 2000)
  • Scott, Emily Eilza and Kirsten Swenson, eds., Critical Landscapes (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2015)
  • Thompson, Nato, ed. Experimental Geography (New York: Melville House, 2009)

Art and Cartography (Kanouse)

  • Bhagat, Alexis and Lize Mogel, ed. An Atlas of Radical Cartography (Los Angeles: Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2008)
  • Harmon, Katherine, You are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003)
  • Harmon, Katherine, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)
  • Wood, Denis, Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas (Los Angeles: Siglio Press, 2011)