J. Nicholas Entrikin

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J. Nicholas Entrikin

Emeriti Faculty

Office: 1255 BUNCHE


Phone: 57334


(Emeritus) (Ph.D. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975) is a Professor with research interests in the relations of human communities to the natural environment. His emphasis is on the cultural and political significance of place and landscape in a globalizing world.


Ph.D. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975


Cultural Geography
Geography Thought
Geography of Europe

Selected Publications

  • “Place Destruction and Cultural Trauma”. In J.Alexander and I. Reed, editors, Culture in the World V. 1: Cultural Sociology and the Democratic Imperative. Yale Cultural Sociology Series, Paradigm Press: Boulder, forthcoming.
  • “The Pyrenees as Place: Lefebvre as Guide” (with Vincent Berdoulay), Progress in Human Geography, 29, 2005, 129-47.
  • The Marshall Plan Today: Model and Metaphor, (co-edited with John Agnew). London: Routledge Publishers, 2004.
  • “Political Community, Identity and Cosmopolitan Place” International Sociology 14, 1999, 269-282. Re-printed in Mabel Berezin and Martin Schain, editors, Re-mapping Europe, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
  • “Democratic Place-Making and Multiculturalism,” Geografiska Annaler, Series B, 84, 2002, 19-25.
  • The Characterization of Place. Wallace W. Atwood Lecture, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Clark University Press, Worcester, Mass., 1992.
  • The Betweenness of Place: Toward a Geography of Modernity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
  • Reflections on Richard Hartshorne’s The Nature of Geography (co-edited with Stanley Brunn). Occasional Publications, Association of American Geographers, 1989

Grants & Awards

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship,1984.
  • Wallace W. Atwood Lecturer, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 1988.
  • Honorary Visiting Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), IRSAM-S.E.T., Université de Pau et Pays de L’Adour, France,1994.