We are excited to announce the launch of the website, PeoplePlaceSpace.org, for the forthcoming The People, Place, & Space Reader, edited by Jen Jack Gieseking and William Mangold, with Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert. The People, Place, and Space Reader includes both classic writings and contemporary research, connecting scholarship across disciplines, periods, and locations to make sense of the ways we shape and inhabit our world. Essays from the editors introduce the texts and outline key issues surrounding each topic.
Many academic disciplines have taken a spatial turn in recent years, and environmental crisis is on everybody’s lips, but all too often students, scholars, and practitioners do not know where to go to read about the issues that spark their imaginations. The People, Place, and Space Reader provides a broad, theoretically informed introduction and brings together key texts from a variety of disciplines that focus on environment, space, and place as they relate to both the mundane and the spectacular in everyday lives. As interdisciplinary studies proliferate dramatically and the boundaries between area studies, cultural studies, urban studies, and environmental studies become more porous, this compendium of readings on space and place is relevant to an increasing number of students in a wide variety of fields. This reader provides the integrated analytical tools and imaginative theories that will prod an individual from any discipline to think harder and reach farther on the many issues raised by the human environment.