GSI 2022 Book Award Nominees

The Geographical Society of Ireland will be announcing two book awards at this year's Conference of Irish Geographers. One is for a monograph or textbook, and the other is for an edited collection.

 

The criteria for consideration were that the works: had been published for the first time (in Irish or English) between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2021; were of clear relevance to a theme related to the geographies of Ireland and/or were authored by a geographer employed in Ireland at the time of publication; and were comprised substantially of previously unpublished work. Eight nominations have been received.

 

The committee is: Professor Kath Browne, University College Dublin, Professor Gerry Kearns,Maynooth University (Chair), Dr Mary Kelly, Kingston University London, and Dr Adrian Mulligan, Bucknell University.

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Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st-Century Learning (London: Routledge, 2020)

Dolan, Anne.

 

Intends to help children understand change, conflict and contemporary issues influencing their current and future lives and covers topics such as: weather and climate change; sustainability; engaging in their local and global community; graphicacy, map work and visual literacy; and understanding geography through the arts.

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Placing Critical Geography: Historical Geographies of Critical Geography (Abingdon,
UK: Routledge, 2021)

Berg, Lawrence D., Ulrich Best, Mary Gilmartin, and Henrik Gutzon Larsen (eds).

 

In addition to an introduction from the authors, the book has essays on the development of critical geography in fourteen contexts: Palestine, South Africa, USA/Anglo-Canada, Latin America, Japan, China, Francophone, German-speaking countries, Ireland, Italy, Nordic, Spain, United Kingdom, and Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded (London: Routledge, 2019)

Foley, Ronan, Robin Kearns, Thomas Kistemann, and Ben Wheeler (eds).

 

In addition to an introduction and conclusion from the editors, there are twelve case study chapters on therapeutic aspects of water in the landscape.

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Borders, Mobility and Belonging in the Era of Brexit and Trump (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2018)

Gilmartin, Mary, Patricia Wood, Cian O'Callaghan.

With chapters on borders, mobility and belonging, this book explores the politicisation of migration and citizenship in the context of the populist conservatism of the UK and the US.

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Slow Computing: Why We Need Balanced Digital Lives (Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press, 2020).

Kitchin, Rob & Alistair Fraser.

 

Intends to help children understand change, conflict and contemporary issues influencing their current and future lives and covers topics such as: weather and climate change; sustainability; engaging in their local and global community; graphicacy, map work and visual literacy; and understanding geography through the arts.

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Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

Moran, Lisa, Kathy Reilly and Bernadine Brady (eds).

Fifteen chapters together with an introduction and conclusion by the editors. The book is concerned with the use of narrative research methods for the study of the lives of children and young people.

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The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration: A Participatory Visual Approach (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

O'Reilly, Zoë.

 

This is a study of the experiences of asylum seekers subjected to the Direct Provision system in Ireland. They were involved in a collaborative project framing narratives and presenting images of their lives in exhibitions curated by the author.

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Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields and Gardens (Maynooth: Maynooth University Department of Geography, 2020).

Till, Karen (ed).

The catalogue for an exhibition with essays by four pairings of artist and geography, together with an introduction by Till, and illustrations from the works of the artists which cover respectively bogs, forests, fields and gardens.