Historical geography is an active, theoretically-informed and vibrant field of study within modern geography, with strong interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in relation to recent developments and current research. The Handbook is in two volumes, divided across nine parts. Volume One includes commentaries on the history and geography of historical geography, and reviews how historical geographers have considered the appropriation, management and representation of landscape, the changing geographies of property, land, money and financial capital, and the demographic, medical and political analysis of the world's growing and mobile population. Volume Two shows how historical geographers have made significant contributions to geopolitical debates about the relationships between nation-states and empires, to environmental challenges posed by human interaction with the natural world, to studies of the cultural, intellectual and political implications of modern science and technology, and to investigations of communicative action, artefacts, performances and representations. The final part reviews the methodological and ethical challenges of historical geography as a publicly engaged research practice. Part 1: Histories and Geographies; Part 2: Land and Landscapes; Part 3: Property and Money; Part 4: Population and Mobility; Part 5: Territory and Geopolitics; Part 6: Environment and Nature; Part 7: Science and Technology; Part 8: Meaning and Communication; and Part 9: Studies in Practice.

Building Capital

Building capital
Jane M. Jacobs

What kind of building comes to mind when we think of capitalism manifest in built form? Is it the neo-classical style of the City of London's Bank of England, which, like many financial institutions of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, turned to the familiar orders of classical Greek and Roman architecture to communicate stability and integrity? Or is it the twentieth-century modernist skyscraper that nets the sky and multiplies value by the vertical replication of rentable space? Or is the building of capitalism more aptly expressed by the mall, that space of consumption that excites so many of our aspirational transactions? Each of these examples speaks to an aspect of building capital. The bank plainly does the functional ...

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