Geography & Social Sciences


Geography publishing at I.B.Tauris reflects a commitment to ideas as well as information. Accordingly, the programme at I.B.Tauris not only caters for a wide range of academic and professional needs – from researcher to student – it sets out to challenge and advance the traditional boundaries of the discipline. We are particularly interested in cultural and historical geography; environmental change; political geography; water; resource security; landscape; new theoretical approaches; and books that address current global issues from a geographical perspective. Geography is important and current, and there has never been a better time for the discipline to proclaim itself. We look forward to hearing your ideas.

David Stonestreet | Senior Editor, Geography

Sophie Rudland | Editor, Humanities and Social Sciences

David Stonestreet

David Stonestreet

Sophie Rudland

Sophie Rudland

Social Sciences

We are actively expanding our programme in anthropology, sociology and multidisciplinary research in the social sciences. The focus of our list is on work that illuminates the politics of culture and identity in the contemporary world. We welcome books that offer new perspectives on, and that lie at the intersections of: gender and sexuality; migration and displacement; ethnicity and identity; violence, the state and citizenship; public health; visual anthropology; ethics and human rights; and urban, national and transnational/global life. These areas of the social sciences embrace cutting-edge approaches and daring new areas of debate. Our intention is both excitingly to represent, as well as help shape, the field in all the publishing that we do.

New Releases: Geography & Social Sciences

Flora of the Silk Road: The Complete Illustrated Guide

Flora of the Silk Road
Basak Gardner, Chris Gardner

Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North

Contesting the Arctic
Philip E. Steinberg, Jeremy Tasch, Hannes Gerhardt

The water crisis in Yemen: Managing extreme water scarcity in the Middle East

The water crisis in Yemen
Christopher Ward



An environmental history, from why they exist to how they have evolved. More...

Atlas of Trafficking

An Atlas of Trafficking in South East Asia

A unique overview of the major forms of illegal trafficking in Southeast Asia. More...

Water Works

Water Works

Adding perspective to the relationship between water and society. More...