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SAGE Geography News: AAG news and more

Welcome to the latest SAGE Geography update. We’ve collected together some of our most thought provoking articles as well as new book releases, calls for papers and special issues and collections.

We will be attending the AAG 2018 in New Orleans – come visit us at booth 702. Find out about our journals’ sponsored lectures

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AAG 2018 Highlights

The Politics & Space Dialogue

DACA, Dreamers, and the politics of legal status

  • Chair: Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Panelists: Susan Coutin, University of California, Irvine; Kent Wong, UCLA; Edgar Sandoval, University of Washington; Maggie Loredo, Otros Dreams en Acción; Gemayel Goxcon

10 April 2018, 4.40 – 6.20pm | Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

cultural geographies Annual Lecture

The figural spaces of crop circle research

  • Chair: Harriet Hawkins, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Speaker: Paul Kingsbury, Simon Faser University

11 April 2018, 10.00 – 11.40am | Grand Ballroom C, Sheraton, 5th Floor

Progress in Human Geography Lecture

Unsettling the taken (-for-granted)

  • Chair: Pauline McGuirk, University of Wollongong
  • Presenter: Richard Howitt, Macquarie University

11 April 2018, 10.00 – 11.40am | Astor Ballroom III, Astor, 2nd Floor

Society and Space Plenary Lecture

Caribbean Futures in the Offshore Anthropocene: Debt, Disaster, and Duration

  • Chair: Natalie Oswin, McGill University
  • Speaker: Mimi Sheller, Drexel University
  • Discussants: Sharlene Mollett, University of Toronto; Marion Werner, University at Buffalo, SUNY

11 April 2018, 3.20 – 5.00pm | Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Urban Studies Journal Annual Lecture

Explaining the Paradoxes of Inequality in the Changing Metropolis

  • Chair: Jon Bannister, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Speaker: Robert Sampson, Harvard University

12 April 2018, 3.20 – 5.00pm | Grand Ballroom A, Sheraton, 5th Floor

Digital Geographies Keynote Panel

Sponsored by Big Data & Society

  • Chair: James Thatcher, University of Washington - Tacoma
  • Panellists: Eric Sheppard, UCLA; Mei-Po Kwan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Clio Andris; Sarah Elwood, University of Washington; Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia

12 April 2018, 5.20 – 7.00pm | Napoleon C1, Sheraton 3rd Floor


Journal Special Issues & Article Collections

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cultural geographies 25th Anniversary Collection

cultural geographies celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 and has created a free to access special collection of articles from its backlist to mark this occasion.

Read the collection

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Uneven development, commodity chains and the agrarian question

There has been a long overdue revival of interest recently amongst economic and development geographers in questions of geographical uneven development. The 13 articles in this virtual issue are key contributions to this debate.

Read the Virtual Special Issue

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Urban Studies Editors’ Featured Articles

These popular and significant articles help to advance the field of urban knowledge. The featured articles will be updated every quarter.

Read the featured articles

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Find out more about Environment and Urbanization’s themed issues

In previous years Environment and Urbanization’s themed issues have included Understanding the Full Spectrum of Risk in Urban Areas, Urban Livelihoods and The Urban Agenda: What is it and Where is it in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more about past and future themes.

Read the Index of Themes


Recommended Articles


SAGE Choice Articles

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Closing the loop: Reconnecting human dynamics to Earth System science by Jonathan F Donges, Ricarda Winkelmann, Wolfgang Lucht, Sarah E Cornell, James G Dyke, Johan Rockström, Jobst Heitzig, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber


Calls for Papers

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Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space has a new title and new aims and scope. This pluralist and heterodox journal of economic research is principally concerned with questions of urban and regional restructuring, globalization, inequality, and uneven development.

Submit your paper

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New! Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

This newly launched journal welcomes theoretically robust, empirically rich research from an array of fields including political ecology, environmental justice, science and technology studies, conservation and the environmental humanities. The journal proposes to push the ways we understand the uneven, dynamic, and often unjust intersections of nature and space with particular interest in their societal, political, and economic dimensions.

Submit your paper

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Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

Submit your paper to the upcoming special issue on Big Data, Spatial Optimization and Planning. Learn more about tihs topic >>

Submit your paper