Sarah Whatmore (geographer)

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Sarah Whatmore
Nationality British
Institutions Oxford University
Alma mater University College London
Known for Critical geographer

Sarah Whatmore, FBA FAcSS is a Professor of Environment and Public Policy at Oxford University and from 2012, Head of School. She received her PhD in geography in 1988 at University College London, and previously taught for 12 years at Bristol University and briefly at the Open University.[1] In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. [2]

Whatmore is a critical geographer, questioning Marxist materialist approaches in favour of actor-network theory and feminist science studies. Her approach, laid out in her 2002 book Hybrid Geographies,[3] attempts to develop what she terms "more than human" modes of inquiry, and question the relationship between science and democracy. Hybrid Geographies has been cited over 1,000 times.[4]

Her ideas have been well received by critical theorists, but less so by policy-oriented environmental thinkers and traditional geographers less inclined to "theorise" human-environment relationships.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Whatmore, Sarah; Braun, Bruce (2010). Political matter technoscience, democracy, and public life. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 9780816670895. 
  • Gregory, Derek; Johnston, Ron; Pratt, Geraldine; Watts, Michael; Whatmore, Sarah, eds. (2009). The dictionary of human geography (5th edition. ed.). Chichester (U.K.): Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-3288-6. 
  • Thrift, Nigel; Whatmore, Sarah, eds. (2004). Cultural geography. London [u.a.]: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-28502-5. 
  • Pryke, Michael; Rose, Gillian; Whatmore, Sarah (2003). Using social theory : thinking through research (Reprint. ed.). London: SAGE Publications in association with the Open University. ISBN 9780761943778. 
  • Whatmore, Sarah (2002). Hybrid geographies: natures, cultures, spaces. London Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. ISBN 9780761965671. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford University home page for Sarah Whatmore
  2. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Whatmore, Sarah (2002). Hybrid geographies: natures, cultures, spaces. London Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. ISBN 9780761965671. 
  4. ^ Google Scholar.