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.
Chapter 47: Architecture, Buildings, Stories
Architecture, Buildings, Stories
This chapter focuses on emerging research techniques concerned with the ‘doing’ or ‘practising’ of historical geography. It takes the form of a reflective account of collaborative projects carried out on modernist architecture and its contested status as heritage in order to draw out some broader points relating to how historical geographers might approach the study of architecture and the built environment, and the use of ethnographic methodologies. Although the sub-field of ‘geographies of architecture’ might be associated with cultural geography, it doesn't take much delving to reveal that historical geographers have long-held interests in building forms, types, meanings and significance. From Anglo-American landscape traditions, to iconographic and representational approaches, through to more recent concerns with emotion and affect, ...