Luca Muscarà

Luca Muscarà
Università degli Studi del Molise | Università del Molise · Economics

PhD
Associate Professor of Political Geography, Dept of Economics, Università del Molise; DEA, FMSH, Chercheur associé Pacte

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Introduction
Luca Muscarà is Directeur d'Etudes Associé at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH), Paris; Associate Professor at the Dept. of Economics of the Università del Molise; chercheur associé at Pacte, Laboratoire de Sciences Sociales, Grenoble, and Research Associate at CNR - ISMAR. See my pages on: https://unimol.academia.edu/LucaMuscara https://www.pacte-grenoble.fr/membres/luca-muscara
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - December 2021
Université Grenoble Alpes
Position
  • Chercheur Associé
April 2008 - July 2008
University of California, Los Angeles
Position
  • Professor
November 2002 - present
Università degli Studi del Molise
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
May 1995 - March 1998
University of Trieste
Field of study
  • Political Geography
November 1980 - October 1985
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Field of study
  • Humanities

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Publications (27)
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Based on David Lowenthal’s writings, exchanges with the author, and original archival research, this paper discusses how the encounter with Jean Gottmann during WW2 and its aftermath introduced Lowenthal to the French historical-geographical canon and French culture, contributing to his intellectual development at a time of uncertainty about which...
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This obituary highlights the long and multiple exchanges that geographer Calogero Muscarà (1929-2020) had with French geography and geographers.
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This chapter engages with the use of “empire,” “imperial,” and “imperialism” from a historical perspective, inevitably affected by changing geopolitical and geoeconomic contexts, as well as by scientific and intellectual ones. After introducing some relevant features of general use of these terms, the relationship between empires and political geog...
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Could Gottmann's studies on megalopolis contribute to the reflection on the territorial restructuring of Italy? This article analyses in an historical perspective the megalopolitan paradigm, by reconstructing its main characters, and tries to address the issue of how it could be usefully applied to the analysis of the Italian territory, with a part...
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9 0 0 0 0 cover art © erich lessing / art resource, ny Agnew and Muscarà Rowman & Littlefield Geography / Political Science " this engaging book uses the revealing history of political geography to explore a broader canvas of geopolitics and politically framed geographic knowledge from the imperialist age through the cold war to the present. illu...
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Il paesaggio telefonico del Molise. Le utenze fisse come indicatore demografico * Introduzione In una regione dalle dimensioni ridotte come il Molise, dotata per giunta di debole armatura urbana e dalla quale si è verificato uno storico esodo di popolazione, anche piccole oscillazioni nei valori demografici possono costituire un indicatore importan...
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The meaning of Megalopolis could be better understood in the context of the first part of Gottmann's geographic research. This paper presents a reconstruction - after the book La strada di Gottmann - of the intellectual path of the geographer from his education to his most known work, and especially of the years 1945 to 1955, to underline some elem...
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The first part of the biography of Jean Gottmann covering the 1930s and 1940s, up to the early 1950s.
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Without denying the importance of his contributions to regional, economic, historical and urban geography, a rediscovery of Jean Gottmann’s political geography and its current geopolitical relevance has been taking place in Europe since the 1990s. The relative absence of his name in most of the subfield historical accounts, in contrast to the inter...
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The author is associate professor of geography at the Università degli Studi del Molise, Italy; and teaches at the GIS Masteřs Program of the Università di Roma La Sapienza. He holds a doctorate in political geography from the Università di Trieste (1998) and is dottore in lettere at the Università di Venezia (1985). He was a visiting professor at...
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The author is associate professor of geography at the Università degli Studi del Molise, Italy, and teaches at the GIS Masters Program of the Università di Roma La Sapienza. He holds a doctorate in political geography from the Università di Trieste (1998) and is dottore in lettere at the Università di Venezia (1985). Visiting professor at the Unive...
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At a time when human geography–in its search for general and systemic laws–was often seduced by different kinds of determinism, Jean Gottmann developed his theoretical model in order to explain the political partitioning of geographical space. This model, shaped by the study of the classics in political philosophy, makes explicit reference to human...
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Avec 414 entrées, cet ouvrage présente la version la plus complète et actualisée de la bibliographie de Jean Gottmann (1915-1994), géographe français et cosmopolite, connu pour ses études de géographie urbaine et notamment sur la mégalopolis du Nord-Est des États-Unis. Dans les années 1990, la redécouverte posthume de ses écrits de géographie polit...
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With 414 entries, this work presents the most complete and updated version of the bibliography of Jean Gottmann (1915-1994), the French and cosmopolitan geographer, known for his studies of urban geography, and especially for those on the megalopolis of the Northeastern seaboard of the United States. In the 1990s, the posthumous rediscovery of his...
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This paper analyses Gottmann's spatial model in relation to his complex biography which took place during some of the great historical changes of the 20 th century. In particular, it relates the concept of Megalopolis to his theoretical writings in political geography. The development of the latter ones could not be fully understood without referen...
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"Je crois que la pensee humaine a subi vers le milieu du siecle (entre 1945 et 1960) une inflexion notable due aux effet des chocs successifs de la bombe d´Hiroshima, du Sputnik, des radios de poche et de la premiere vague d´ordinateurs. L´humanite fut amenee a reconsiderer ses propres capacites envers l´Univers et envers elle-meme. Elle s´est mise...
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Gottmann's geographic literature spans over sixty years of activity -- between 1933 and 1994 -- and is composed of almost 400 titles, about twenty of which are books. Published mostly in French and English, his writings were translated in fourteen languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Tamil, Dutch, Turkish, Slovenian, Japanese, Polish,...
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This paper analyses Gottemann's spatial model in relation to his complex biography which took place during some of the great historical changes of the 20th century. In particular, it relates the concept of Megalopolis to his theoretical wrigtings in political geography. The development of the latter ones could not be fully understood without refere...

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