Transnational Geographers in the United States

Transnational Geographers in the United States : Navigating Autobiogeographies in a Global Age

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This volume of essays highlights the autobiogeographies of eight selected geographers who are university faculty members and work and reside in the United States. Drawing from various geographical narratives, the contributors explore their trajectories and how they have navigated their personal and professional transnational livelihoods in the United States.
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  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 165 x 232 x 16mm | 395g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1498509487
  • 9781498509480

Table of contents

Preface, Alan P. Marcus
Introduction, Alan P. Marcus
Chapter 1: Navigating My Autobiogeography: From Brazil to Baltimore, Alan P. Marcus
Chapter 2: Enjoying the Best of Two Worlds or Torn between Two Places?, Heike Alberts
Chapter 3: Traversing Boundaries of Education and Geography: Sketching Stages, Spaces, and Standpoints of Transnational Self, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo
Chapter 4: Mobility, Time, and Home: The Experience of Two Generations of Transnational Chinese Geographers, Shaolu Yu and Wei Li
Chapter 5: Polish(ing) My Identity, Weronika A. Kusek
Chapter 6: A Transnational Life Revisited, Stavros T. Constantinou
Chapter 7: The Urban Geography of my Canadian Identity, Heather Smith
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This engaging book allows readers to grapple with the far reaching consequences of geography and transnationalism through the lens of autobiography. Complex geographical and biographical concepts are brought to life through compelling personal narrative. This text is an excellent introduction to social geography as a field and autoethnography as a method. -- May Friedman, Ryerson University In this insightful and entertaining book, geographers from Brazil, China, Nigeria, Germany, Canada, Cyprus and Poland reflect on their own transnational lives in candid and thoughtful narratives. These are stories of spatial and social mobility told by a generation of scholars whose work emerged at the same time that transnationalism became a prominent research area. How life and scholarship mingle and mutually influence each other is the subject of the autobiogeographies they tell here. A must-read for every geographer and for everybody who wants to know what geographers do. -- Silvia Schultermandl, University of Graz This descriptively rich and theoretically informed collection of autobiographies of transnational geographers is highly engaging. Their personal transnational experiences speak to both structure and agency at the global, national, and local geographical scales. -- Christopher A. Airriess, Ball State University
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About Alan P. Marcus

Alan P. Marcus is associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University.
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