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Rethinking the Island
Over the last three decades, academic and policy writing on islands has grown rapidly. To date, effort has focused on island ecologies and environments, on island heritage and culture, and on island vulnerabilities and resilience. In much of that work, characteristics such as isolation, insularity, small size, or dependency are presented uncritically and taken for granted. The Rethinking the Island series seeks to unsettle such assumptions by comprehensively investigating the range of topological and topographical characteristics that lie at the heart of the idea of ‘islandness’. The books in this series work from a twin understanding that the island is central to Western conceptions of self, place, and planet, and that their idealization is upheld by strong associations between islands’ materialities and their status as powerful imaginaries.




Editor(s): Elaine Stratford, Godfrey Baldacchino and Elizabeth McMahon
Advisory Board: Beate Ratte, University of Hamburg; Brian Roberts, Brigham Young University; Carol Farbotko, University of the Sunshine Coast; Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California; Eric Clark, Lund University; Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong; Ilan Kelman, University College London; James Sidaway, National University of Singapore Jonathan Pugh; Newcastle University; Laurie Brinklow, University of Prince Edward Island; Lisa Fletcher, University of Tasmania; Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University; Mimi Sheller, Drexel University; Phil Steinberg, Durham University; Stephen Pratt, University of the South Pacific; Vanessa Smith, Sydney University
Staff editorial contact: Dhara Snowden (dsnowden@rowman.com)
Atolls of the Maldives: Nissology and Geography
EDITED BY STEFANO MALATESTA; MARCELLA SCHMIDT DI FRIEDBERG; SHAHIDA ZUBAIR; DAVID BOWEN AND MIZNA MOHAMED
Rowman & Littlefield International • February 2021 • Monograph
The Notion of Near Islands: The Croatian Archipelago
EDITED BY NENAD STARC
Rowman & Littlefield International • September 2020 • Monograph
Contemporary Archipelagic Thinking: Towards New Comparative Methodologies and Disciplinary Formations
EDITED BY MICHELLE STEPHENS - YOLANDA MARTÍNEZ-SAN MIGUEL
Rowman & Littlefield International • September 2020 • Reference
Postcolonial Nations, Islands, and Tourism: Reading Real and Imagined Spaces
HELEN KAPSTEIN
Rowman & Littlefield International • January 2019 • Monograph
Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction
RALPH CRANE AND LISA FLETCHER
Rowman & Littlefield International • August 2018 • Monograph
Poetry and Islands: Materiality and the Creative Imagination
RAJEEV S. PATKE
Rowman & Littlefield International • March 2018 • Monograph
Theorising Literary Islands: The Island Trope in Contemporary Robinsonade Narratives
IAN KINANE
Rowman & Littlefield International • February 2018 • Monograph
Caribbean Island Movements: Culebra's Transinsularities
CARLO A. CUBERO
Rowman & Littlefield International • October 2017 • Monograph