Post date: Mar 6, 2014 10:20:46 AM
We are pleased 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.
In that there are specific online and open access components of the volume to share, I wanted to send on word via email. The editors are committed to open access (OA) to public knowledge and as such have made their introduction to the book and the twelve section introductions of the book available on the website. We provide links to OA versions of excerpted readings when possible.
We also embrace the best of the shifts in technology that a text not end on its physical pages. As such environmental social science experts in a wide range of areas have crafted online summaries and recommended reading lists on a wide variety of themes like those below. Throughout the spring, we will be announcing sets of new recommended reading lists on different topics along with other content that we are sharing about the book. The first of these lists includes the following:
Archives, Exhibitions, Art, and the Urban Public Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
Design and Social Responsibility William Mangold
Environmental Factors in Drug Use and Abuse Martin J. Downing, Jr.
Food, Psychology, and the Environment Christine C. Caruso
Health and Environment Meredith L. Theeman
Wayfinding, Movement, and Mobility Aga Skorupka
More about the volume:
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. A companion website, PeoplePlaceSpace.org, provides additional reading lists covering a broad range of issues. An essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, design, sociology, and anyone with an interest in the environment, this volume presents the most dynamic and critical understanding of space and place available.
Please note that a discount flyer for purchase is forthcoming.
Jen Jack Gieseking, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in New Media and Data Visualization
Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, Bowdoin College