The Committee on Geographical Studies The University of Chicago

Marvin Mikesell

Marvin W. Mikesell

Professor of Geography

Undergraduate Chairman, Committee on Geographical Studies

Member, Editorial Board, University of Chicago Geography Research Papers Series, University of Chicago Press

Department Chairman, 1969-74, 1984-86

Member, Council of the University Senate, 1872-75, Executive Committee, 1973-74

Member, Board on Continuing Education, 1984-86

Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley, 1959 (Geography)

President, Association of American Geographers (1975-76, Vice-President 1974-75)

Editor, Monograph Series, Association of American Geographers (1966-72)

Honorary Fellow, American Geographical Society (1969)

Distinguished Career Award, Association of American Geographers (1995)

Visiting Professor, University of California-Berkeley (Summer 1961, 1971); University of Washington (Summer, 1962); Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Spring 1981)

Field Work Abroad: Morocco (1955-57), Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan (1962-63), Turkey (1964), Israel and adjacent "West Bank" areas (1981)

Selected Publications

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"Notes on the Dispersal of the Dromedary," Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, vol. 11, no. 3 (Autumn 1955), pp. 213-245. Reprinted in Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire, tome 18, Serie A., no. 3 (July 1956), pp. 895-912.

"The Role of Tribal Markets in Morocco," Geographical Review, vol. 48, no. 4 (October 1958), pp. 494-511. Reprinted in Fred E. Dohrs and Lawrence M. Sommers (eds.), Economic Geography: Selected Readings (New York: Crowell, 1970), pp. 351-362 and William Zartman (ed.), Man, State and Society in the Contemporary Maghrib (New York: Praeger, 1973), pp. 415-423.

"Deforestation in Northern Morocco," Science, vol. 132 (1960), pp. 441-448.

"Comparative Studies in Frontier History," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 50, no. 1 (March 1960), pp. 62-74. Reprinted in Richard Hofstadter and Seymour M. Lipset (eds.), Turner and the Sociology of the Frontier (New York: Basic Books, 1968), pp. 152-171.

Northern Morocco: A Cultural Geography. (Author) University of California Publications in Geography, vol. 14. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1961, viii and 136 pp.

Readings in Cultural Geography. (Co-Editor, Author, and Translator) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962, xii and 589 pp.

"Geographic Perspectives in Anthropology," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 57, no. 3 (September 1967), pp. 617-634.

"Landscape," in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, vol. 8. New York: Macmillan and Free Press, 1968, pp. 575-550. Reprinted in Paul Ward English and Robert C. Mayfield (eds.), Man, Space, and Environment: Concepts in Contemporary Human Geography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972, pp. 9-15.

"The Deforestation of Mount Lebanon," Geographical Review, vol. 59, no. 1 (January 1969), pp. 1-28.

"The Borderlands of Geography as a Social Science," in Interdisciplinary Relationships in the Social Sciences edited by Muzafer and Carolyn Sherif. Chicago: Aldine, 1969, pp. 227-248. Also published as "As Fronteiras da Geografia como Ciência Social," Boletim Carioca de Geografia, vol. 27 (1976), pp. 143-178.

"Patterns and Imprints of Mankind," Introduction to The International Atlas. Chicago: Rand McNally and London: George Phillip and Son, 1969, pp. xxiii-liv. Published also as "Trayectoria y Huellas del Hombre," El Atlas International. Mexico City: Novedades, 1970; 11 segno dell'umo sulla natura," Atlante Internazionale. Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1971; "Manniskan i vår Värld," Stora InternationellaAtlasen. Stockholm: Generalsabens Litografiska, Anstalts Forlag, 1970; "Menneskat i Vår Verden," Cappelens Internasjonale Atlas. Oslo: J.W. Cappelens Forlag, 1970; and "Ihminen ja Nykymaailma," Kansainvalinen Suurkartasto Atlas. Helsinki: Werriner Sodetstrom Osakeyhtio, 1970.

Geographers Abroad: Essays on the Problems and Prospects of Research in Foreign Areas. (Editor) University of Chicago Department of Geography Research Paper no. 152 (1973), x and 296 pp.

Perspectives on Environment. (Co-editor) Washington, D.C.: Association of American Geographers, 1974, v and 395 pp.

"Geography as the Study of Environment: An Assessment of Some Old and New Commitments," in Perspectives on Environment edited by Ian R. Manners and Marvin W. Mikesell. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Geographers, 1974, pp. 1-23.

"The Rise and Decline of 'Sequent Occupance:' A Chapter in the History of American Geography," in Geographies of the Mind: Essays in Historical Geosophy in Honor of John Kirtland Wright edited by David Lowenthal and Martyn Bowden. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975, pp. 149-169. Reprinted in The Nature of Change in Geographical Ideas edited by Brian J. L. Berry. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1979, pp. 3-15.

"Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Geography" (Presidential Address delivered at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Salt Lake City, April 26, 1977), Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 68, no. 1 (March 1978), pp. 1-16.

"The Myth of the Nation State," Journal of Geography, vol. 82, no. 6 (November-December, 1983), pp. 257-260.

"North America," in Geography Since the Second World War: An International Survey edited by R. J. Johnson and Paul Claval. London: Croom Helm; Totowa, N. J.: Barnes and Noble, 1984, pp. 185-213. Published also as "L'Amenica del Nord," La geografia dopo la seconda guerra mondiale: Un confronto internazionale. Milan: Edizioni Unicopli, 1986, pp. 187-211 and "Norteamdrica," La Geografia Actual: Geografos y Tendencias. Barcelona: Editorial Ariel, 1986, pp. 181-205.

"A Framework for Comparative Study of Minority-Group Aspirations," (Co-author) Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 81, no. 4 (December 1991), pp. 581-604.

"Reflections on a Shared Venture: Readings in Cultural Geography," in Person, Place, and Thing: Interpretative and Empirical Essays in Cultural Geography, Geoscience and Man, no. 31, edited by S.T. Wong. Baton Rouge: Geoscience Publications, 1992, pp. 31-45.

"Afterword: New Interests, Unsolved Problems, and Persisting Tasks," in Re-Reading Cultural Geography edited by Kenneth Foote, Peter Hugill, Kent Mathewson, and Jonathan Smith. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994, pp. 437-444. Also published as "Posfácio: Novos Interesses, Problemas Não Resolvidos e Terefas que Persistens," in Geografia Cultural: Um Século (2) edited by Roberto Lobato Corrêa and Zeny Rosendahl. Rio de Janeiro: Editora da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2000, pp. 85-109.