Academic books

I am (co)author or (co)editor of 34 academic books and a 12 volume encyclopedia.  Four of the books below are open access – Atlas of Cybersace, Mapping Cyberspace, Radical Theory/Critical Praxis and How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables – and a couple have their own websites with additional resources.




Gilmartin, M., Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R. and Roberts, S. (eds) (2024) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. 3rd edition. Sage, London.



Kitchin, R. (2024) Researching Digital Life: Orientations, Methods and Practice. Sage, London.




Kitchin, R. (2023) Digital Timescapes: Technology, Temporality and Society. Polity Books, Cambridge.

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Kitchin, R. (2022) The Data Revolution: A Critical Approach to Big Data, Open Data, and Data Infrastructures. 2nd edition. Sage, London.

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Kitchin, R. (2021) Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World. Bristol University Press.

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Kitchin, R. and Fraser, A. (2020) Slow Computing: How To Create More Balanced Digital Lives. Bristol University Press.

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Cardullo, P., di Feliciantonio, C. and Kitchin, R. (eds) (2019) The Right to the Smart City. Emerald, Bingley.

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Graham, M., Kitchin, R., Mattern, S. and Shaw, J. (eds) (2019) How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables. Meatspace Press, Oxford.

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Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. and Kitchin, R. (eds) (2018) Creating Smart Cities. Routledge, London.

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Ash, J., Kitchin, R. and Leszczynski, A. (Eds) (2018) Digital Geographies. Sage, London.

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Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T.P. and McArdle, G. (Eds) (2017) Data and the City. Routledge, London.

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Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T.P. and Wilson, M. (Eds) (2017) Understanding Spatial Media.  Sage, London.  PB: 978-1-4739-4968-3 HB: 978-1-4739-4967-6

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Kitchin, R. and Perng, S-Y. (2016) Code and the City. Routledge, London.  PB: 9781138922112, HB: 9781138922105

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Kitchin, R. (2014) The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences. Sage, London. PB: 9781446287484; HB 9781446287477

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Lee, R., Castree, N., Kitchin, R., Lawson, V., Paasi, A., Philo, C., Radcliffe, S., Roberts, S. and Withers, C. (Eds) (2014) SAGE Handbook of Human Geography. Sage, London. 2 volumes. HB: 9780857022486

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oxford dictionary of human geography


Castree, N., Kitchin, R. and Rogers, A. (2013) Oxford Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford University Press. 978-0199599868

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Code spaceKitchin, R. and Dodge, M. (2011) Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life. MIT Press.

Winner: Meridian Prize by American Association of Geographers for best book in discipline. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011 (American Library Association prize). 978-0262042482

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The Map ReaderDodge, M., Kitchin, R. and Perkins, C. (Eds) (2011) The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. 978-0470742839

Winner of the Cantemir Prize 2012, Berendel Foundation

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key thinkers 2


Hubbard, P. and Kitchin, R. (Eds) (2010) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. 2nd edition. Sage PB 978-1849201025.

Being translated into Chinese (Commercial Press)

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international encyclopediaKitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (Co)Editor-in-Chief, International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (Elsevier, 2005-) 12 volumes, 914 entries, 844 contributors. 978-0080449111

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2010. (American Library Association prize)

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Dodge, M., Kitchin, R. and Perkins, C. (Eds) (2009) Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory. Routledge, London   PB 978-0415676670, HB 978-0415461528

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key texts

Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R. and Valentine, G. (Eds) (2008) Key Texts in Human Geography. Sage, London. PB: 9781412922616, HB: 9781412922609

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atlas of the island of ireland

Gleeson, J., Kitchin, R. Bartley, B., Driscoll, J. Foley, R., Fotheringham, S. and Lloyd, C. (2008) The Atlas of the Island of Ireland. AIRO/ICLRD, Naas. HB: 0-901519-91-X


mapping worlds


Kitchin, R. (Ed) (2007) (Ed) Mapping Worlds: International Perspectives on Social and Cultural Geographies. Taylor and Francis. HB: 0-415-43828-4; PB: 978-0-415-49490-8.

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understand contemporary Ireland


Bartley, B. and Kitchin, R. (Eds) (2007) Understanding Contemporary Ireland. Pluto Press, London PB: 0-7453-2594-7, HB 0-7453-2595-5

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academics guide


Kitchin, R. and Fuller, D. (2005) The Academic’s Guide to Publishing. Sage, London. PB: 1-4129-0083-2; HB 1-4129-0082-4

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Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R. and Valentine, G. (Eds) (2004) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. 1st edition. Sage, London. PB: 0-7619-4963-1, HB 0-7619-4962-3

Being translated into Japanese (Nakanishiya Publishers).,


radical theory


Fuller, D. and Kitchin, R. (Eds) (2004) Radical Theory, Critical Praxis: Making a Difference Beyond the Academy? Praxis E-Press.  0973456108

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thinking geographically


Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R., Bartley, B. and Fuller, D. (2002) Thinking Geographically:Space, Theory and Contemporary Human Geography. Continuum, London. PB: 0-8264-5625-1; HB: 0-8264-5624-3

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Kitchin, R. and Kneale, J. (Eds) (2002) Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction. Continuum, London. PB: 0-485-00639-1, HB: 0-485-00448-8

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cognition of geographic spaec


Kitchin, R. and Blades, M. (2001) The Cognition of Geographic Space. IB Taurus, London. PB: 1-860-64705-7, HB: 1-860-64704-9

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atlas of cyberspace


Dodge, M. and Kitchin, R. (2001) Atlas of Cyberspace. Addison-Wesley. HB: 0-130-89720-5.

Free download of book under creative commons license


Disability space


Kitchin, R. (2000) Disability, Space and Society. Geographical Association, Changing Geography Series. 1-899085-87-4

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mapping cyberspace


Dodge, M. and Kitchin, R. (2000) Mapping Cyberspace. Routledge, London. PB: 0-415-19884-4, HB: 0-415-19883-6.

Translated into Chinese (Weber Publications, Taiwan).

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cog map


Kitchin, R. and Freundschuh, S. (Eds) (2000) Cognitive Mapping: Past, Present and Future. Routledge, London. HB: 0-415-20806-8

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conducting research


Kitchin, R. and Tate, N. (1999) Conducting Research in Human Geography: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Prentice Hall. PB: 0-582-29797-4.

Translated into Chinese (Commercial Press, Beijing)

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Kitchin, R. (1998) Cyberspace: The World in the Wires. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. PB: 0-417-97862-0. HB: 0-471-97861-2

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