The Geographical Review

The Geographical Review is a scholarly publication devoted to geography. The Geographical Review publishes authoritative articles on all aspects of geography. In addition, The Geographical Review includes reviews of recent books, monographs, and atlases in geography and related fields.

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 3, July

Between a Refuge and a Battleground: Beirut's Discrepant Cosmopolitanisms
Oh, [in this] time of sectarianism keep your hand on your ID [and] hold it as tight as you can. --Ziad Rahbani, 1981 (my translation) If cosmopolitanism, as defined by Ulrich Beck, is "a plea for cross-cultural and cross-national harmony" (2008,...
Brewing a New American Tea Industry
The things that people cannot do without every day are firewood, rice, oil, salt, soybean sauce, vinegar and tea. --Sung Dynasty edict, quoted in Freeman, 1977 Since its mythical discovery by Emperor Shen Nung as he sat meditating under the Camellia...
Cosmopolitanism and Space
Cosmopolitanism is an ethical, moral, and political philosophy that is simultaneously very old and relatively recent. It is also a deeply geographical topic, with rich implications for how people view the world, one another, and themselves. The term...
Cosmopolitanism: The Mediterranean Archives
Without a doubt, "cosmopolitanism" is now a key concept, one that is traveling across not only the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences but also those between academic knowledge and popular imagination. "Cosmopolitanism is in fashion. The...
"Cosmopolitan" Smyrna: Illuminating or Obscuring Cultural Histories?
Music cafes. You see a random poster there: 5 men and 8 young women in a new German group. You can guess what sort of show this was. Just like in Athens, the music cafes of Smyrna are cramped quarters where a large and cosmopolitan crowd claps...
DISEASE MAPS: Epidemics on the Ground
DISEASE MAPS: Epidemics on the Ground. By Tom KocH. ix and 330 pp.; maps, ills., bibliog., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 9780226449357. What more can be said about the history of disease mapping? Tom Koch...
FLY AWAY: The Great African American Migrations
FLY AWAY: The Great African American Migrations. By PETER M. RUTKOFF and WILLIAM B. SCOTT. xv and 408 pp.; maps, ills., notes, index. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 9780801894770. John Lee Hooker, a blues...
GEOGRAPHIES OF MARS: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet
GEOGRAPHIES OF MARS: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet. By K. MARIA D. LANE. xiii and 266 pp.; maps, ills., bibliog., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 9780226470788. The word "geography" embeds a double act...
Geographies of Struggle in the San Luis Valley
Political ecologists have long studied the effects of resource enclosure and privatization on subsistence livelihoods and cultural practices. A voluminous literature has examined how enclosure and privatization undermine indigenous and noncapitalist...
IMAGINING MOUNT ATHOS: Visions of a Holy Place from Homer to World War II
IMAGINING MOUNT ATHOS: Visions of a Holy Place from Homer to World War II. By VERONICA DELLA DORA. xvii and 312 pp.; maps, ills, bibliog., index. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 9780813930855; $19.50 (paper),...
Los Lavadores: Discovering Place in the Andes
Nearly two decades have passed since my first professional experience, and upon reflection--and with more time and advanced study--I have reasoned that gaining a deeper understanding of our own, individual sense of place remains paramount to our well-being...
Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Geographical Imaginations
For most of the last 400 years the world-system has exhibited two distinct but intertwined tendencies. On one hand, it has witnessed a proliferation of national states with well-defined borders; on the other, it has simultaneously seen unprecedented...
NATURE AND EMPIRE IN OTTOMAN EGYPT: An Environmental History
NATURE AND EMPIRE IN OTTOMAN EGYPT: An Environmental History. By ALAN MIKHAIL. XXV and 347 pp.; maps, ills., bibliog., index. New York: 0-bridge University Press, 2011. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 9781107008762. Alan Mikhail's goal is to present a social...
QUAGMIRE: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta
QUAGMIRE: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta. By DAVID BIGGS. xviii and 300 pp.; maps, ills., bibliog., index. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010. $23.00 (cloth), ISBN 9780295990675. In Quagmire David Biggs unfolds an environmental...
Research in Cuba: Navigating Logistical Barriers
In 1977 James Parsons remarked that many of us are geographers because the discipline gives us the latitude to explore the world around us and get to know at least one culture or environment other than our own. Fieldwork is central to many a geographer's...
TERRES DE TAUREAUX: Les Jeux Taurins De l'Europe a l'Amerique
TERRES DE TAUREAUX: Les jeux taurins de l'Europe a l'Amerique. By JEAN-BAPTISTE MAUDET. xvi and 496 pp.; maps, diagrs., ills., bibliog., index. Madrid: Casa de Velazquez, 2010. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 9788496820371. This cultural-historical geography...