Call for book chapters– Milton Santos: Pioneer in Geography

This initiative is part of  the project of translating and introducing Santos to the English speaking community. One of the three books will be a compilation of texts by authors who have applied Santos's concepts to their research. The goal of this book is to show how powerful the theory and concepts created by Santos are and how they have been applied to different geographical topics. Among the topics already covered are: urban violence, law, political economy, music industry, geo technologies, rural studies,urban planning, the Amazon, and public health.

There is still room to include one or two more authors.Potential contributors should submit a 300-word abstract (with tentative title) and a mini-cv (150 words maximum) to  lucas.melgaco (at)

Deadline: 20 June. Selected authors will be contacted as of 25 June.

Chapters will be 3500 words max. Texts must answer the question: “How can Santos'stheory and concepts help us understand ...”? The format leans towards an essay rather than a typicalscientific article. For reference, please consult the article “Security and Surveillance in Times ofGlobalization: an Appraisal of Milton Santos’ Theory”, recently published in the InternationalJournal of E-Planning Research.

Full call for papers available here.