The People, Place, and Space Reader

Edited by William Mangold and Jen Jack Gieseking
with Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert
Published by Routledge in 2014

Book Description:
The People, Place, and Space Reader
brings together the writings of scholars from a variety of fields to make sense of the ways we shape and inhabit our world. The included texts help us to understand the relationships between people and place at all scales, and to consider the active roles individuals, groups, and social structures play in a range of environments. These readings highlight the ways in which space and place are produced through social, political, and economic practices, and take into account differences in perception, experience, and practice. The People, Place, and Space Reader includes both classic writings and contemporary research, connecting scholarship across disciplines, periods, and locations. Essays from the editors introduce the texts and outline key issues surrounding each topic. A companion website,, provides additional reading lists covering a broad range of issues. An essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, design, sociology, and anyone with an interest in the environment, this volume presents the most dynamic and critical understanding of space and place available.

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