Research in Human Geography at MU emphasizes the intersection of cultural identity, economic security, and place. Ethnographic examination of local communities in the context of global forces is central to these studies, whether undertaken in the Middle East, the Midwest, or western Canada (and beyond). Many of these issues cross over to the theme of Nature/Society relationships.
Politics of place
S.C. Larsen and C.N. Hutton (2011) Community discourse and the emerging amenity landscapes of the rural American West. Geojournal doi:10.1007/s10708-011-9410-1.
S.C. Larsen and J.T. Johnson (2011)Towards an open sense of place: phenomenology, affinity, and the question of being. Forthcoming in Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
S.C. Larsen (2008) Place making in rural protest: An analysis of a grassroots social movement in Anahim Lake, British Columbia. Journal of Rural Studies 24(2): 172-181.
Jason Dittmer and SC Larsen (2007) Captain Canuck, audience response, and the project of Canadian nationalism . Social and Cultural Geography 8(5): 737-755.
Rice, G and Urban, M.A. (2006) Where is River City, USA? Measuring community attachment to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Journal of Cultural Geography 24:1-35.
S.C. Larsen (2006). The future’s past: Politics of time and territory among Dakelh First Nations of British Columbia. Geografiska Annaler 88B (3): 311-321.
Urban, M. A. (2005). An uninhabited waste: The transformation of environmental imagery and the Grand Prairie through agricultural drainage in nineteenth century Champaign County, Illinois. Journal of Historical Geography 31(4): 647-665.
J.J. Hobbs (2005) The Geographic Dimensions of Al-Qa’ida Rhetoric. Geographical Review 95(3):301-327.
S.C. Larsen (2004) Place identity in a resource-dependent area of northern British Columbia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94(4): 944-960.
J. Hobbs (1995) Mount Sinai. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Rural poverty and migration
Foulkes, M. and Schafft, K. (2010) The impact of migration on poverty concentrations in the United States, 1995-2000. Rural Sociology 75(1): 90-110.
Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. (2008) Poverty catchments: migration, residential mobility, and population turnover in impoverished rural Illinois communities. Rural Sociology 73: 440-462.
Foulkes, M., Hermson, J., Raedeke, N., and Rikoon, S. (2008) Missouri Hunger Atlas. Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security.
Foulkes M, Newbold K B. (2005) Geographic mobility and residential instability in impoverished rural Illinois places. Environment and Planning A 37: 845 – 860.
Foulkes, M.W. and Newbold, K. B. (2000) Migration propensities, patterns, and the role of human capital: Comparing Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican Interstate Migration, 1985-90. The Professional Geographer 52: 133-145.
M. Palmer (2011) Sold! The loss of Kiowa allotments in the post-Indian Reorganization era. Forthcoming in American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35(3).
M. Palmer (2011) Centralized Geographic Information System development at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the late twentieth century. Forthcoming in Mapping Native America: Cartographic Interactions between Indigenous Peoples and Government and Academia, ed. Dan Cole and Imre Sutton. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
J. Dittmer and S.C. Larsen (2010) Aboriginality and the Arctic North in Canadian nationalist superhero comics, 1940-2004. Historical Geography 38: 52-69.
J. Hobbs and F. Tsunemi (2007) Bedouin Tourist Stations as a Response to Drought in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. Human Ecology 35 (2).
S.C. Larsen (2006) The future’s past: Politics of time and territory among Dakelh First Nations of British Columbia. Geografiska Annaler 88B (3): 311-321.
J. Hobbs (2005) Guidelines for the Involvement of Pastoral Nomads in Conservation and Development Efforts. In Dawn Chatty, ed. Nomadic Societies in the Middle East and North Africa: Entering the 21st Century. Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 785-201.
S.C. Larsen (2003) Collaboration geographies: Native-White partnerships during the resettlement of Ootsa Lake, British Columbia, 1900-52. BC Studies 138-139: 87-114.
J. Hobbs (2001) Exploration and Discovery With the Bedouin of Egypt. Geographical Review 91:1-10.