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Geography & Social Sciences


Geography publishing at I.B.Tauris reflects a commitment to ideas as well as information. Accordingly, our programme at I.B.Tauris caters not only for a wide range of academic and professional needs – from researcher to student – it sets out to challenge and advance the traditional boundaries of the discipline. We are particularly interested in cultural and historical geography; urban geography and the city; environmental change; political geography and geopolitics; water; resources and resource security; landscape; new theoretical approaches; and books that address current global issues from a geographical perspective. Geography is important and current and there has never been a better time for the discipline to proclaim itself. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Social Sciences

We are actively expanding our programme in anthropology, sociology and multidisciplinary research in the social sciences. The focus of our list is on work that illuminates the politics of culture and identity in the contemporary world. We welcome books that offer new perspectives on, and that lie at the intersections of: gender and sexuality; migration and displacement; ethnicity and identity; violence, the state and citizenship; public health; visual anthropology; ethics and human rights; and urban, national and transnational/global life. These areas of the social sciences embrace cutting-edge approaches and daring new areas of debate. Our intention is both excitingly to represent, as well as help shape, the field in all the publishing that we do.

Sophie Rudland | Editor, Humanities and Social Sciences


Sophie Rudland

Sophie Rudland

New Releases: Geography & Social Sciences

Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies

Engaged Urbanism
Ben Campkin, Ger Duijzings

Waiting at the Prison Gate: Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System

Waiting at the Prison Gate
Judith Pallott, Elena Katz

Mapping the Holy Land: The Origins of Cartography in Palestine

Mapping the Holy Land
Bruno Schelhaas, Jutta Faehndrich, Haim Goren

Water Scarcity, Climate Change and Conflict in the Middle East

Water ScarcityChris Ward and Sandra Ruckstuhl assess the increased challenges now facing the countries of the Middle East.

Imagining the Arctic

This elegantly written volume explores the culture and politics of polar exploration - and the making of its heroes.

The First Mapping of America

First MappingThe First Mapping of America tells the story of the General Survey. At the heart of the story lie the remarkable maps and the men who made them.