2011 Progress in Human Geography Essay Prize
The PiHG annual essay prize is intended to encourage and highlight high-quality published work in human geography from early career scholars. The prize is worth £250 of books from SAGE Ltd. It is awarded to the best essay published by an early career scholar (or scholars) in a year/volume of PiHG. For these purposes, 'early career' is normally taken to mean within seven years of completion of a PhD or within seven years of a first full-time permanent academic appointment. For coauthored papers all the authors must be early career or else lead authors. Five papers were assessed by the editors from the 2010 volume, with advice from two members of the international editorial advisory board. All the assessors felt that the essays were of a very high quality indeed. It was a pleasure to read them.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Geoff Mann is the second winner of the PiHG Essay Prize. Dr. Mann's paper 'Hobbes’ redoubt? Toward a geography of monetary policy' was deemed to be an original, rigorous and potentially significant contribution to research in human geography. Geoff Mann is an Associate Professor in Geography at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, where he is also Director of the Center for Global Political Economy. His research is informed by, and seeks to extend, Marxian theories of value. He is author of, Our Daily Bread: Wages, Workers, and the Political Economy of the American West (UNC Press, 2007) and he has published his work in New Left Review, Historical Materialism, and Rethinking Marxism as well as in geography journals.
Progress in Human Geography is the peer-review journal of choice for those wanting to know about the state of the art in all areas of human geography research - philosophical, theoretical, thematic, methodological or empirical. Concerned primarily with critical reviews of current research, PiHG enables a space for debate about questions, concepts and findings of formative influence in human geography.
It is published six times per year in paper format and - in Online First - continuously in electronic format. The six editors of PiHG are supported by an international Editorial Advisory Board.
Five major strands - Perspectives, Reviews, Opinions, Biographies and Key Publications - shape the agenda setting content of the journal. In combination, these strands make PiHG the most innovative, distinctive and wide-ranging journal of human geography today. They enable it to offer critically informed and diverse accounts of the intellectual traditions and contemporary developments that shape and direct human geographical research and teaching.
PERSPECTIVES involves major reviews of work in human geography and related fields. Papers dealing with relevant issues of concern to their authors are submitted and reviewed in the conventional manner. Additional resources may be published electronically as supplements to published papers.
The highly influential and much-cited Progress Reports are commissioned by the editors to provide critical summaries of work in the sub-disciplines of human geography. PiHG Lectures are delivered to the annual conferences of RGS-IBG and AAG and then published.
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BIOGRAPHIES celebrates and evaluates the contributions of leading human geographers in its Makers of modern human geography.
GeObits is an electronic supplement which affords space for remembrance of members of the geographical community.
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