Loading content
Professor Paul Cloke

Professor Paul Cloke

Professor of Human Geography

 4522

 Amory C422

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

Paul Cloke is a human geographer with research interests in social and cultural geographies of rurality, nature-society relations, ethics and care, and landscapes of spirituality. His work seeks to ground social theory in a range of places, practices, and performances, focussing most recently on issues relating to nature-places, homelessness, ethical consumption and the staging and performativities of religious faith.

Paul has worked previously in the Geography departments of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and the University of Bristol, before taking up an appointment at the University of Exeter in 2006. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and from 1984-2012 was Founder Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, an international and multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Science. He was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2002,  as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2005 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009.

Qualifications

B.A.(Southampton)
Ph.D. (London)
D.Sc. (Bristol)

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Paul has wide-ranging research interests in social and cultural geographies. His emphasis is to ground social and cultural theory in particular places, practices and performances, thus developing geographical interpretations which are relevant to the politics and sensibilities of everyday life.

Research projects

 

Postsecular Geographies 

Working with Dr Justin Beaumont (University of Groningen) and Dr Andy Williams and Dr Sam Thomas of the University of Exeter,  this research initially focused on the role of faith-based organisations in providing welfare and care services for marginalised people in the city. The research emphasised the scale and impact that faith-motivated individuals and groups are achieving in serving and caring for homeless people, asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, victims of indebtedness, and other socially excluded groups. More details can be found in Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities (Policy Press, 2012) and Working Faith (Paternoster Press, 2013). One of the key themes that arose from this research is that most schemes to provide services for excluded people involved a range of religious and secular motivations, and that such schemes serve as ethical devices through which all kinds of people can get involved in order to "do something about something". Following the ideas presented by Jurgen Habermas and Klaus Eder, these third sector services have been interpreted in terms of their achievement of postsecular rapprochement, in which cross-over narratives (ethical and political) are developed which transcend previously significant social and sacred divides. Paul is now involved in research that seeks to understand this postsecularity in a number of different empirical arenas.

Ethical Consumption
Working with Dr. Clive Barnett (Open University), Dr. Nick Clarke (Southampton University) and Dr. Alice Malpass (Bristol University), Paul is engaged in a research project entitled Governing the Subjects and Spaces of Ethical Consumption which is part of the ESRC/AHRC Cultures of Consumption research programme. The project is culminating in the preparation of two books one on Ethical Campaigning, to be published by Berg, and the other on Ethics and Consumption to be published in Blackwell’s RGS-IBG series. The project examines the pragmatics of getting people to adopt “ethical” consumption behaviour. It develops a theoretically informed understanding of the pragmatics of ethical action in consumption processes by investigating the organisational and discursive processes involved in the regulation of ethical consumption. It examines the political strategies used by campaigning organisations and policy makers to encourage the adoption of ethical consumption behaviour by ordinary consumers, and investigates the forms of subjectivity that ethical consumption practices enable people to develop in their everyday lives. Paul is particularly interested in issues of fairtrade, and in the place of faith in ‘ethical’ subjectivities and practices.

Homelessness
Working with Dr Jon May (Queen Mary, University of London) and Dr Sarah Johnsen (University of York), Paul has been researching homelessness in a range of places throughout England in an ESRC-funded project on The Uneven Geographies of Provision for Single Homeless People. The results of this research are reported in a series of academic papers, and will form the basis of a book on Swept Up Lives to be published by Blackwell in the RGS-IBG Series. This project has been seeking to move beyond the rather narrow accounts of homelessness, public space and the ‘revanchist’ city, exploring instead the various and complex experiences of, and responses to, street homelessness in the UK. This research traces the changing face of service provision for homeless people in an era of neo-liberal welfare ‘reform’, focussing on three key areas of concern:- New Labour policies on street homelessness and the changing geographies of emergency service provision; geographies of voluntarism and the role of volunteers in emergent spaces of care; and homeless people’s own understandings and experiences of voluntary service spaces and of the streets. This work builds on previous ESRC-funded research with Professor Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University) on Rural Homelessness.

Nature-Places
In a programme of work with Dr. Owain Jones (University of Exeter) Paul has been investigating how theories of nature-society relations inform grounded understandings of how place, agency, ethics, and performativity are co-constituted in hybrid assemblages involving the non-human as well as the human. An ESRC-funded project on The Place of Trees and an AHRC project on Children’s Landscapes have used dwelling theory to articulate these themes, and more recent research in New Zealand has explored animal geographies involving cetaceans. One of the key themes here is to re-explore rurality in terms of co-constructions of nature-society rather than simply via social constructions, although nature is by no means being conflated with rurality, and non-rural places have also been investigated. For example, more recently Paul has worked with Professor Eric Pawson (University of Canterbury, NZ) on the use of Trees for Memorial in the city of Christchurch.

Tourism
In a longstanding collaboration with Professor Harvey Perkins (Lincoln University, NZ) Paul has developed nature-society and ethical themes in the setting of tourism in New Zealand. This has involved British Academy funded projects on Adventure Tourism, Eco-tourism (specifically looking at the growth of whale-watching and swimming with dolphins) and the Ethics of Travel Writing.

Spiritual Landscapes
In a more recent research initiative, Paul has been working with Dr. J D Dewsbury (University of Bristol) to develop work on the staging of religious experience and the performativity of spiritual events. This work proposes that spiritual landscapes of various kinds may be best understood in terms of a collaboration of the routine and representational and more immanent notions of becoming.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Cloke PJ, Beaumont J (In Press). Geographies of postsecular rapprochement in the city. Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 37, 27-51.
Cloke P, Conradson D (2018). Transitional organisations, affective atmospheres and new forms of being-in-common: Post-disaster recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 43(3), 360-376. Abstract.
Williams A, Cloke P, May J, Goodwin M (2016). Contested space: the contradictory political dynamics of food banking in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 48(11), 2291-2316. Abstract.
Cloke P, Sutherland C, Williams A (2016). Postsecularity, Political Resistance, and Protest in the Occupy Movement. Antipode, 48(3), 497-523. Abstract.
Cloke P, May J, Williams A (2016). The geographies of food banks in the meantime. Progress in Human Geography, 41(6), 703-726.
May J, Cloke P (2014). Modes of Attentiveness: Reading for Difference in Geographies of Homelessness. Antipode, 46, 894-920. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Cloke PJ, Baker C, Sutherland C, Williams A (2019). Geographies of Postsecularity: Re-envisioning Politics, Subjectivity and Ethics. London, Routledge.
Cloke P, Pears M (eds)(2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Praxis. Milton Keynes, Authentic Media.
Cloke P, Pears M (eds)(2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Theory. Milton Keynes, Authentic media.
Pears M, Cloke P (2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Praxis., Authentic Media Inc. Abstract.
Cloke P, Crang P, Goodwin M (2014). Envisioning human geographies. Abstract.
Cloke P, Crang P, Goodwin M (eds)(2014). Introducing Human Geographies. London, Routledge.
Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams A (eds)(2013). Working Faith: Faith-based organizations and urban social justice.  Milton Keynes/ Carlisle, Paternoster Press.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (eds)(2012). Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities. Bristol, Policy Press.
Cloke PJ (eds)(2011). A Companion to Social Geography. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
Barnett C, Cloke P, Clarke N, Malpass A (2011). Globalizing Responsibility: the Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.
Cloke P (2011). Part Introduction.
Cloke P, May J, Johnsen S (2010). Swept up Lives: Re-envisioning the homeless city. Oxford, Blackwell.
Cloke P (2010). Theo-ethics and radical faith-based praxis in the postsecular city.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness. London, Routledge.
Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (2005). Handbook of Rural Studies. London, Sage.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Spaces of Geographic Thought. London, Sage.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Spaces of geographical thought: Deconstructing human geography's binaries. Abstract.
Cook IJ, Cloke P, Crang P, Philo C, Goodwin M, Painter J (2004). Practising human geography. London, Sage.

Journal articles

Cloke PJ, Beaumont J (In Press). Geographies of postsecular rapprochement in the city. Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 37, 27-51.
Olafsdottir G, Cloke PJ, Vogele C (In Press). Place, green exercise and stress: an exploration of lived experience and restorative effects. Health and Place
Cloke PJ, Dickinson S, Tupper S (In Press). The Christchurch earthquakes 2010, 2011: geogreaphies of an event. New Zealand Geographer
Cloke PJ, Dickinson S (2019). transitional ethics and aesthetics: reimagining the postdisaster city in Christchurch New Zealand. Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Schulz A, van Dyck Z, Eysteinsson T, Thorleifsdottir B, Vögele C (2018). Health Benefits of Walking in Nature: a Randomized Controlled Study Under Conditions of Real-Life Stress. Environment and Behavior Abstract.
Cloke P, Conradson D (2018). Transitional organisations, affective atmospheres and new forms of being-in-common: Post-disaster recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 43(3), 360-376. Abstract.
Williams A, Cloke P, May J, Goodwin M (2016). Contested space: the contradictory political dynamics of food banking in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 48(11), 2291-2316. Abstract.
Cloke P, Sutherland C, Williams A (2016). Postsecularity, Political Resistance, and Protest in the Occupy Movement. Antipode, 48(3), 497-523. Abstract.
Cloke P, May J, Williams A (2016). The geographies of food banks in the meantime. Progress in Human Geography, 41(6), 703-726.
May J, Cloke P (2014). Modes of Attentiveness: Reading for Difference in Geographies of Homelessness. Antipode, 46, 894-920. Abstract.
Williams APJ, Goodwin M, Cloke P (2014). Neoliberalism, Big Society and Progressive Localism. Environment and Planning A: international journal of urban and regional research, 46(12), 2798-2815. Abstract.
Xiao H, Jafari J, Cloke P, Tribe J (2013). Annals: 40-40 vision. Annals of Tourism Research, 40(1), 352-385. Abstract.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P (2013). Problematising practices: author’s response. Area, 45(2), 260-263. Full text.
Williams A, Cloke P, Thomas S (2012). Co-constituting neoliberalism: Faith-based organisations, co-option, and resistance in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 44(6), 1479-1501. Abstract.
Cloke P (2011). A farewell message from the editor. Journal of Rural Studies, 27(4).
Cloke P (2011). Emerging geographies of evil? Theo-ethics and postsecular possibilities. Cultural Geographies, 18(4), 475-493. Abstract.
Pykett J, Cloke P, Barnett C, Clarke N, Malpass A (2010). Learning to be global citizens: the rationalities of fair-trade education. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(3), 487-508. Abstract.
Dewsbury JD, Cloke P (2009). Spiritual landscapes: existence, performance and immanence. SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY, 10(6), 695-711. Author URL.
Johnsen S, May J, Cloke P (2008). Imagining "homeless places": using autophotography to (re) examine the geographies of homelessness. Area, 40, 194-207.
Cloke P, Pawson E (2008). Memorial trees and treescape memories. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26, 107-122.
Cloke P, May J, Johnsen S (2008). Performativity and affect in the homeless city. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26, 241-263.
Clarke N, Cloke P, Barnett C, Malpass A (2008). Spaces and ethics of organic food. Journal of Rural Studies, 24, 219-230.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2008). The elusive subjects of neoliberalism: beyond the analysis of governmentality. Cultural Studies, 22, 624-653.
May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2007). Alternative cartographies of homelessness: rendering visible British womens' experiences of homelessness. Gender Place and Culture, 14, 121-140.
Cater C, Cloke P (2007). Bodies in action: the performativity of adventure tourism. Anthropology Today, 23, 13-16.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2007). Ethical citizenship? Volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people. Geoforum, 38(6), 1089-1101.
Malpass A, Cloke P, Barnett C, Clarke N (2007). Fairtrade urbanism? the politics of place beyond place in the Bristol Fairtrade City campaign. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31, 633-645.
Clarke N, Barnett C, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). Globalising the consumer: politics in an ethical register. Political Geography, 26, 231-249.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2007). The periphery of care: Emergency services for homeless people in rural areas. Journal of Rural Studies, 23(4), 387-401. Abstract.
Clarke N, Barnett C, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). The political rationalities of fair-trade consumption in the United Kingdom. Politics and Society, 35, 583-607.
May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2006). Shelter at the margins: New Labour and the changing state of emergency accommodation for single homeless people in Britain. Policy and Politics, 34(4), 711-729. Abstract.
Cloke P, Jones O (2005). 'Unclaimed territory': Childhood and disordered space(s). Social and Cultural Geography, 6(3), 311-333. Abstract.
Cloke P, Perkins HC (2005). Cetacean performance and tourism in Kaikoura, New Zealand. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(6), 903-924. Abstract.
Barnett C, Cloke P, Clarke N, Malpass A (2005). Consuming ethics: Articulating the subjects and spaces of ethical consumption. Antipode, 37(1), 23-45. Abstract.
Johnsen S, Cloke P, May J (2005). Day centres for homeless people: Spaces of care or fear?. Social and Cultural Geography, 6(6), 787-811. Abstract.
Johnsen, S. May, J. (2005). Exploring ethos? Discourses of "charity" in the provision of emergency services for homeless people. Environment and Planning A, 37(3), 385-402.
May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2005). Re-phasing neoliberalism: New labour and Britain's crisis of street homelessness. Antipode, 37(4), 703-730. Abstract.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2005). The political ethics of consumerism. Consumer policy Review, 15, 45-51.
Cloke PJ, Jones O (2004). Turning in the graveyard: trees and the hybrid geographies of dwelling, monitoring and resistance in a Bristol cemetery. Cultural Geographies, 11(3), 313-341.
Cloke P, Jones O (2003). Grounding ethical mindfulness for/in nature: Trees in their places. Ethics, Place and Environment, 6(3), 195-214. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2003). The complex mobilities of homeless people in rural England. Geoforum, 34(1), 21-35. Abstract.
Cloke P, Perkins HC (2002). Commodification and adventure in New Zealand Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 5(6), 521-549. Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2002). Deliver us from evil? Prospects for living ethically and acting politically in human geography. Progress in Human Geography, 26(5), 587-604.
Cloke P, Jones O (2001). Dwelling, place, and landscape: an orchard in Somerset. Environment and Planning A, 33(4), 649-666. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Homelessness and rurality: Exploring connections in local spaces of rural England. Sociologia Ruralis, 41(4), 438-453. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Interconnecting housing, homelessness and rurality: Evidence from local authority homelessness officers in England and Wales. Journal of Rural Studies, 17(1), 99-111. Abstract.
Brace C (2001). Introducing human geographies. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 27(2), 309-310. Author URL.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Making the homeless count? Enumerating rough sleepers and the distortion of homelessness. Policy and Politics, 29(3), 259-279. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). The geographies of homelessness in rural England. Regional Studies, 35(1), 23-37. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). The local spaces of welfare provision: Responding to homelessness in rural England. Political Geography, 20(4), 493-512. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2000). Homelessness and rurality: 'out-of-place' in purified space?. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, 18(6), 715-735. Author URL.

Chapters

Cloke P (2015). Postsecular stirrings? geographies of rapprochement and crossover narratives in the contemporary city. In  (Ed) The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics, 2250-2264.  Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2015). postsecular stirrings? Geographies of rapprochement and crossover narratives in the contemporary city. In Brunn SD (Ed) The Changing World Religion Map, New York: Springer, 2251-2263.
Cloke P (2014). Deliver us from evil? prospects for living ethically and acting politically in human geography. In  (Ed) Envisioning Human Geographies, 210-228.
Cloke PJ (2014). Rurality. In  (Ed) Introducing Human Geographies, London: Routledge, 720-738.
Cloke PJ (2014). self-other. In  (Ed) Introducing Human Geographies, London: Routledge, 63-81.
Cloke P, Williams APJ, Thomas S (2013). 'CAP in two guises: a comparison of Christians Against Poverty and Church Action on Poverty'. In Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams APJ (Eds.) Working Faith: Faith-based Organizations and Urban Social Justice, Milton Keynes/ Carlisle: Paternoster Press.
Cloke P, Thomas S, Williams APJ (2013). 'Introduction: Faith-based organisations in the city'. In Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams APJ (Eds.) Working Faith: Faith-based Organizations and Urban Social Justice, Milton Keynes/ Carlisle: Paternoster Press.
Cloke P (2013). Masculinity and rurality. In  (Ed) Spaces of Masculinities, 41-57.  Abstract.
Cloke P (2013). Rural Landscapes. In  (Ed) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, 225-237.  Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2013). faith-based youthwork in local communities. In  (Ed) Working Faith, Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 111-128.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (2012). Conclusion: the faith-based organisation phenomenon. In  (Ed) Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, 265-278.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2012). Ethical citizenship?. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 127-154.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2012). Ethical citizenship? faith-based volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people. In  (Ed) Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, 127-151.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (2012). Introduction to the study of faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 1-36.
Cloke P, Thomas S, Williams A (2012). Radical faith praxis? Exploring the changing theological landscape of Christian faith motivation. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 105-126.
Herman A, Beaumont J, Cloke P, Walliser A (2012). Spaces of postsecular engagement in cities. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 59-80.
Cloke P, Beaumont J (2012). The faith-based organisation phenomenon. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 265-278.
Cloke P (2011). Emerging postsecular rapprochement in the contemporary city. In Beaumont J, Baker C (Eds.) Postsecular Cities, London: Continuum, 237-254.
Cloke P (2011). Geography and invisible powers: philosophy, social action and prophetic potential. In Brace C, Harvey D, Carter S (Eds.) Emerging Geographies of Belief, London: Cambridge Scholars, 9-29.
Cloke P (2011). Urban-rural. In  (Ed) The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge, 563-570.
Cloke P (2010). Theo-ethics and faith praxis in the postsecular city. In Beaumont J, Jedan C, Molendijk A (Eds.) Exploring the Postsecular: the Religious, the Political and the Urban, Rotterdam: Brill.
Cloke P, Williams APJ, Thomas S (2009). Faith-based Organizations and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom. In Dierckx D, Vranken J, Kerstens W (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Social Exclusion in European Cities. National Context Reports, Leuven: Acco, 283-342.
Jones O, Cloke P (2008). Non-human agencies: trees in place and time. In Knappett C, Malafouris L (Eds.) Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach, Springer, 79-96.
Cloke P (2007). Creativity and tourism in rural environments. In Richards G, Wilson J (Eds.) Tourism, Creativity and Development, London: Routledge, 37-48.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). Problematising choice: responsible consumers, sceptical citizens. In Bevir M, Trentmann F (Eds.) Governance and Consumption, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 231-256.
Cloke P (2007). Rurality and creative nature-culture connections. In Clout H (Ed) Contemporary Rural Geographies, London: Routledge, 96-110.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2006). Articulating ethics and consumption. In Bostrom M, Follesden A, Klintman M, Michelleti M, Sorensen M (Eds.) Political Consumerism, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers, 99-112.
Cloke P, May J (2006). Home. In Warf B (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, London: Sage, 225-226.
May J, Cloke P (2006). Homelessness. In Warf B (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Human geography, London: Sage, 226-227.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). Introduction: the hidden faces of rural homelessness. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 1-9.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Knowing homelessness in rural England. In  (Ed) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, 121-136.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Knowing homelessness in the UK: a national overview. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 121-136.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). Rural homelessness in the UK: a national overview. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 79-98.
Cloke P (2006). Rurality and otherness. In  (Ed) Handbook of Rural Studies, 447-456.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Writing / righting rural homelessness. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 261-274.
Cloke P (2005). Conceptualising rurality. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 18-29.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Deconstructing human geography's binaries. In Cloke P, Johnston R (Eds.) Spaces of Geographic Thought, Sage, 1-20.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and racialised others: out of place in the countryside?. In Chakraborti N, Garland J (Eds.) Rural Racism, Cullompton: Willan, 17-35.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and racialized others: out of place in the countryside. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 379-388.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and rural otherness. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 447-457.

Conferences

Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Epel E, Lin J, van Dyck Z, Thorleifsdottir B, Eysteinsson T, Gudjonsdottir M, Vogele C (2016). Green exercise is associated with better cell ageing profiles.  Author URL.
Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Epel E, Lin J, van Dyck L, Thorleifsdottir B, Eysteinsson T, Gudjonsdottir M, Beck H, Karlsdottir AE, et al (2016). OUTDOOR EXERCISE IS ASSOCIATED WITH BETTER CELL AGING PROFILES.  Author URL.
Johnsen S, Cloke P, May J (2005). Transitory spaces of care: serving homeless people on the street.  Abstract.  Author URL.

Reports

Cloke P, Barr SW, Barnett J, Williams A (2015). Housing Needs in Exeter: a report to Exeter City Council. Exeter City Council,  Exeter, University of Exeter. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Cloke PJ, Beaumont J (In Press). Geographies of postsecular rapprochement in the city. Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 37, 27-51.
Olafsdottir G, Cloke PJ, Vogele C (In Press). Place, green exercise and stress: an exploration of lived experience and restorative effects. Health and Place
Cloke PJ, Dickinson S, Tupper S (In Press). The Christchurch earthquakes 2010, 2011: geogreaphies of an event. New Zealand Geographer

2019

Cloke PJ, Baker C, Sutherland C, Williams A (2019). Geographies of Postsecularity: Re-envisioning Politics, Subjectivity and Ethics. London, Routledge.
Cloke PJ, Dickinson S (2019). transitional ethics and aesthetics: reimagining the postdisaster city in Christchurch New Zealand. Annals of the Association of American Geographers

2018

Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Schulz A, van Dyck Z, Eysteinsson T, Thorleifsdottir B, Vögele C (2018). Health Benefits of Walking in Nature: a Randomized Controlled Study Under Conditions of Real-Life Stress. Environment and Behavior Abstract.
Cloke P, Conradson D (2018). Transitional organisations, affective atmospheres and new forms of being-in-common: Post-disaster recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 43(3), 360-376. Abstract.

2016

Williams A, Cloke P, May J, Goodwin M (2016). Contested space: the contradictory political dynamics of food banking in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 48(11), 2291-2316. Abstract.
Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Epel E, Lin J, van Dyck Z, Thorleifsdottir B, Eysteinsson T, Gudjonsdottir M, Vogele C (2016). Green exercise is associated with better cell ageing profiles.  Author URL.
Cloke P, Pears M (eds)(2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Praxis. Milton Keynes, Authentic Media.
Cloke P, Pears M (eds)(2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Theory. Milton Keynes, Authentic media.
Pears M, Cloke P (2016). Mission in Marginal Places: the Praxis., Authentic Media Inc. Abstract.
Olafsdottir G, Cloke P, Epel E, Lin J, van Dyck L, Thorleifsdottir B, Eysteinsson T, Gudjonsdottir M, Beck H, Karlsdottir AE, et al (2016). OUTDOOR EXERCISE IS ASSOCIATED WITH BETTER CELL AGING PROFILES.  Author URL.
Cloke P, Sutherland C, Williams A (2016). Postsecularity, Political Resistance, and Protest in the Occupy Movement. Antipode, 48(3), 497-523. Abstract.
Cloke P, May J, Williams A (2016). The geographies of food banks in the meantime. Progress in Human Geography, 41(6), 703-726.

2015

Cloke P, Barr SW, Barnett J, Williams A (2015). Housing Needs in Exeter: a report to Exeter City Council. Exeter City Council,  Exeter, University of Exeter. Abstract.
Cloke P (2015). Postsecular stirrings? geographies of rapprochement and crossover narratives in the contemporary city. In  (Ed) The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics, 2250-2264.  Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2015). postsecular stirrings? Geographies of rapprochement and crossover narratives in the contemporary city. In Brunn SD (Ed) The Changing World Religion Map, New York: Springer, 2251-2263.

2014

Cloke P (2014). Deliver us from evil? prospects for living ethically and acting politically in human geography. In  (Ed) Envisioning Human Geographies, 210-228.
Cloke P, Crang P, Goodwin M (2014). Envisioning human geographies. Abstract.
Cloke P, Crang P, Goodwin M (eds)(2014). Introducing Human Geographies. London, Routledge.
May J, Cloke P (2014). Modes of Attentiveness: Reading for Difference in Geographies of Homelessness. Antipode, 46, 894-920. Abstract.
Williams APJ, Goodwin M, Cloke P (2014). Neoliberalism, Big Society and Progressive Localism. Environment and Planning A: international journal of urban and regional research, 46(12), 2798-2815. Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2014). Rurality. In  (Ed) Introducing Human Geographies, London: Routledge, 720-738.
Cloke PJ (2014). self-other. In  (Ed) Introducing Human Geographies, London: Routledge, 63-81.

2013

Cloke P, Williams APJ, Thomas S (2013). 'CAP in two guises: a comparison of Christians Against Poverty and Church Action on Poverty'. In Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams APJ (Eds.) Working Faith: Faith-based Organizations and Urban Social Justice, Milton Keynes/ Carlisle: Paternoster Press.
Cloke P, Thomas S, Williams APJ (2013). 'Introduction: Faith-based organisations in the city'. In Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams APJ (Eds.) Working Faith: Faith-based Organizations and Urban Social Justice, Milton Keynes/ Carlisle: Paternoster Press.
Xiao H, Jafari J, Cloke P, Tribe J (2013). Annals: 40-40 vision. Annals of Tourism Research, 40(1), 352-385. Abstract.
Cloke P (2013). Masculinity and rurality. In  (Ed) Spaces of Masculinities, 41-57.  Abstract.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P (2013). Problematising practices: author’s response. Area, 45(2), 260-263. Full text.
Cloke P (2013). Rural Landscapes. In  (Ed) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, 225-237.  Abstract.
Cloke P, Beaumont J, Williams A (eds)(2013). Working Faith: Faith-based organizations and urban social justice.  Milton Keynes/ Carlisle, Paternoster Press.
Cloke PJ (2013). faith-based youthwork in local communities. In  (Ed) Working Faith, Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 111-128.

2012

Williams A, Cloke P, Thomas S (2012). Co-constituting neoliberalism: Faith-based organisations, co-option, and resistance in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 44(6), 1479-1501. Abstract.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (2012). Conclusion: the faith-based organisation phenomenon. In  (Ed) Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, 265-278.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2012). Ethical citizenship?. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 127-154.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2012). Ethical citizenship? faith-based volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people. In  (Ed) Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, 127-151.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (eds)(2012). Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities. Bristol, Policy Press.
Beaumont J, Cloke P (2012). Introduction to the study of faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 1-36.
Cloke P, Thomas S, Williams A (2012). Radical faith praxis? Exploring the changing theological landscape of Christian faith motivation. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 105-126.
Herman A, Beaumont J, Cloke P, Walliser A (2012). Spaces of postsecular engagement in cities. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 59-80.
Cloke P, Beaumont J (2012). The faith-based organisation phenomenon. In Beaumont J, Cloke P (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities, Bristol: Policy Press, 265-278.

2011

Cloke PJ (eds)(2011). A Companion to Social Geography. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
Cloke P (2011). A farewell message from the editor. Journal of Rural Studies, 27(4).
Cloke P (2011). Emerging geographies of evil? Theo-ethics and postsecular possibilities. Cultural Geographies, 18(4), 475-493. Abstract.
Cloke P (2011). Emerging postsecular rapprochement in the contemporary city. In Beaumont J, Baker C (Eds.) Postsecular Cities, London: Continuum, 237-254.
Cloke P (2011). Geography and invisible powers: philosophy, social action and prophetic potential. In Brace C, Harvey D, Carter S (Eds.) Emerging Geographies of Belief, London: Cambridge Scholars, 9-29.
Barnett C, Cloke P, Clarke N, Malpass A (2011). Globalizing Responsibility: the Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.
Cloke P (2011). Part Introduction.
Cloke P (2011). Urban-rural. In  (Ed) The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge, 563-570.

2010

Pykett J, Cloke P, Barnett C, Clarke N, Malpass A (2010). Learning to be global citizens: the rationalities of fair-trade education. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(3), 487-508. Abstract.
Cloke P, May J, Johnsen S (2010). Swept up Lives: Re-envisioning the homeless city. Oxford, Blackwell.
Cloke P (2010). Theo-ethics and faith praxis in the postsecular city. In Beaumont J, Jedan C, Molendijk A (Eds.) Exploring the Postsecular: the Religious, the Political and the Urban, Rotterdam: Brill.
Cloke P (2010). Theo-ethics and radical faith-based praxis in the postsecular city.

2009

Cloke P, Williams APJ, Thomas S (2009). Faith-based Organizations and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom. In Dierckx D, Vranken J, Kerstens W (Eds.) Faith-based Organisations and Social Exclusion in European Cities. National Context Reports, Leuven: Acco, 283-342.
Dewsbury JD, Cloke P (2009). Spiritual landscapes: existence, performance and immanence. SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY, 10(6), 695-711. Author URL.

2008

Johnsen S, May J, Cloke P (2008). Imagining "homeless places": using autophotography to (re) examine the geographies of homelessness. Area, 40, 194-207.
Cloke P, Pawson E (2008). Memorial trees and treescape memories. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26, 107-122.
Jones O, Cloke P (2008). Non-human agencies: trees in place and time. In Knappett C, Malafouris L (Eds.) Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach, Springer, 79-96.
Cloke P, May J, Johnsen S (2008). Performativity and affect in the homeless city. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26, 241-263.
Clarke N, Cloke P, Barnett C, Malpass A (2008). Spaces and ethics of organic food. Journal of Rural Studies, 24, 219-230.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2008). The elusive subjects of neoliberalism: beyond the analysis of governmentality. Cultural Studies, 22, 624-653.

2007

May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2007). Alternative cartographies of homelessness: rendering visible British womens' experiences of homelessness. Gender Place and Culture, 14, 121-140.
Cater C, Cloke P (2007). Bodies in action: the performativity of adventure tourism. Anthropology Today, 23, 13-16.
Cloke P (2007). Creativity and tourism in rural environments. In Richards G, Wilson J (Eds.) Tourism, Creativity and Development, London: Routledge, 37-48.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2007). Ethical citizenship? Volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people. Geoforum, 38(6), 1089-1101.
Malpass A, Cloke P, Barnett C, Clarke N (2007). Fairtrade urbanism? the politics of place beyond place in the Bristol Fairtrade City campaign. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31, 633-645.
Clarke N, Barnett C, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). Globalising the consumer: politics in an ethical register. Political Geography, 26, 231-249.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). Problematising choice: responsible consumers, sceptical citizens. In Bevir M, Trentmann F (Eds.) Governance and Consumption, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 231-256.
Cloke P (2007). Rurality and creative nature-culture connections. In Clout H (Ed) Contemporary Rural Geographies, London: Routledge, 96-110.
Cloke P, Johnsen S, May J (2007). The periphery of care: Emergency services for homeless people in rural areas. Journal of Rural Studies, 23(4), 387-401. Abstract.
Clarke N, Barnett C, Cloke P, Malpass A (2007). The political rationalities of fair-trade consumption in the United Kingdom. Politics and Society, 35, 583-607.

2006

Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2006). Articulating ethics and consumption. In Bostrom M, Follesden A, Klintman M, Michelleti M, Sorensen M (Eds.) Political Consumerism, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers, 99-112.
Cloke P, May J (2006). Home. In Warf B (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, London: Sage, 225-226.
May J, Cloke P (2006). Homelessness. In Warf B (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Human geography, London: Sage, 226-227.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness. London, Routledge.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). Introduction: the hidden faces of rural homelessness. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 1-9.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Knowing homelessness in rural England. In  (Ed) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, 121-136.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Knowing homelessness in the UK: a national overview. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 121-136.
Milbourne P, Cloke P (2006). Rural homelessness in the UK: a national overview. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 79-98.
Cloke P (2006). Rurality and otherness. In  (Ed) Handbook of Rural Studies, 447-456.
May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2006). Shelter at the margins: New Labour and the changing state of emergency accommodation for single homeless people in Britain. Policy and Politics, 34(4), 711-729. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P (2006). Writing / righting rural homelessness. In Milbourne P, Cloke P (Eds.) International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London: Routledge, 261-274.

2005

Cloke P, Jones O (2005). 'Unclaimed territory': Childhood and disordered space(s). Social and Cultural Geography, 6(3), 311-333. Abstract.
Cloke P, Perkins HC (2005). Cetacean performance and tourism in Kaikoura, New Zealand. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(6), 903-924. Abstract.
Cloke P (2005). Conceptualising rurality. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 18-29.
Barnett C, Cloke P, Clarke N, Malpass A (2005). Consuming ethics: Articulating the subjects and spaces of ethical consumption. Antipode, 37(1), 23-45. Abstract.
Johnsen S, Cloke P, May J (2005). Day centres for homeless people: Spaces of care or fear?. Social and Cultural Geography, 6(6), 787-811. Abstract.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Deconstructing human geography's binaries. In Cloke P, Johnston R (Eds.) Spaces of Geographic Thought, Sage, 1-20.
Johnsen, S. May, J. (2005). Exploring ethos? Discourses of "charity" in the provision of emergency services for homeless people. Environment and Planning A, 37(3), 385-402.
Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (2005). Handbook of Rural Studies. London, Sage.
May J, Cloke P, Johnsen S (2005). Re-phasing neoliberalism: New labour and Britain's crisis of street homelessness. Antipode, 37(4), 703-730. Abstract.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and racialised others: out of place in the countryside?. In Chakraborti N, Garland J (Eds.) Rural Racism, Cullompton: Willan, 17-35.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and racialized others: out of place in the countryside. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 379-388.
Cloke P (2005). Rurality and rural otherness. In Cloke P, Marsden T, Mooney P (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies, London: Sage, 447-457.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Spaces of Geographic Thought. London, Sage.
Cloke P, Johnston R (2005). Spaces of geographical thought: Deconstructing human geography's binaries. Abstract.
Barnett C, Clarke N, Cloke P, Malpass A (2005). The political ethics of consumerism. Consumer policy Review, 15, 45-51.
Johnsen S, Cloke P, May J (2005). Transitory spaces of care: serving homeless people on the street.  Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Cook IJ, Cloke P, Crang P, Philo C, Goodwin M, Painter J (2004). Practising human geography. London, Sage.
Cloke PJ, Jones O (2004). Turning in the graveyard: trees and the hybrid geographies of dwelling, monitoring and resistance in a Bristol cemetery. Cultural Geographies, 11(3), 313-341.

2003

Cloke P, Jones O (2003). Grounding ethical mindfulness for/in nature: Trees in their places. Ethics, Place and Environment, 6(3), 195-214. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2003). The complex mobilities of homeless people in rural England. Geoforum, 34(1), 21-35. Abstract.

2002

Cloke P, Perkins HC (2002). Commodification and adventure in New Zealand Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 5(6), 521-549. Abstract.
Cloke PJ (2002). Deliver us from evil? Prospects for living ethically and acting politically in human geography. Progress in Human Geography, 26(5), 587-604.

2001

Cloke P, Jones O (2001). Dwelling, place, and landscape: an orchard in Somerset. Environment and Planning A, 33(4), 649-666. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Homelessness and rurality: Exploring connections in local spaces of rural England. Sociologia Ruralis, 41(4), 438-453. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Interconnecting housing, homelessness and rurality: Evidence from local authority homelessness officers in England and Wales. Journal of Rural Studies, 17(1), 99-111. Abstract.
Brace C (2001). Introducing human geographies. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 27(2), 309-310. Author URL.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). Making the homeless count? Enumerating rough sleepers and the distortion of homelessness. Policy and Politics, 29(3), 259-279. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). The geographies of homelessness in rural England. Regional Studies, 35(1), 23-37. Abstract.
Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2001). The local spaces of welfare provision: Responding to homelessness in rural England. Political Geography, 20(4), 493-512. Abstract.

2000

Cloke P, Milbourne P, Widdowfield R (2000). Homelessness and rurality: 'out-of-place' in purified space?. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, 18(6), 715-735. Author URL.

Refresh publications

External Engagement and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand

Adjunct Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ


Committee/panel activities

Fellow of the British Academy  2008

Steering Group member: ESRC’s International Benchmarking Review of Human Geography

Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences


Editorial responsibilities

Founder Editor , Journal of Rural Studies (Elsevier) to 2012


External Examiner Positions

External Examiner at University of Manchester, Queens University Belfast, University of Swansea and University of Edinburgh.

External Examiner for 17 PhD theses, of which 8 international.


Invited lectures & workshops

Plenary Lecture, Postsecular Cities, University of Groningen, 2008

Plenary Lecture, Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 2010

Plenary Lecture, Postsecular geographies, Roskilde University, 2011

David Smith Memorial Lecture, Queen Mary, University of London, 2013

Citizenship Lecture, University of South Florida, 2013

Plenary Lecture, Ethics, Justice and Human Rights Specailty Group, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, 2013

Teaching

Undergraduate modules:

  • GEO1105 Geographies of Place, Identity and Culture
  • GEO3117 Geographies of Rurality
  • GEOM110 Geographies of Nature-Society

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Richard Carter-White (ESRC) Photography, memory and tourist places
  • Agatha Herman (University Studentship) Fairness and empowerment in the South African wine industry
  • Cath Johnston (ESRC) Animals and relationships of dwelling
  • Dean Meadows (GWR and OC Robotics Ltd) Developing new methodologies and approaches to the spaces of human-robot interaction gap
  • Jessica Pykett (ESRC) Citizenship and education (University of Bristol)
  • Louise Rutt (University Studentship) New practices of giving
  • Sian Taylder There's God in them there Hills: Encounters with the Spiritual Landscape
  • Lindsay Whetter Faith-based Organisations in Prisons: An ethnographic exploration of Kainos, HMP The Verne
  • Sunnie Wu

Alumni

  • John Canning (PHD 2003) (ESRC) Multi-cultural ruralities
  • Carl Cater (PhD 2001) (ESRC) Embodiment and adventure tourism
  • David Conradson (PhD 2001) (University Studentship) Spaces of care in the city
  • Simon Dickinson (PhD 2018) The roles of third-sector organisations (TSOs) in mid-term disaster recovery
  • Richard Head (PhD 2001) (ESRC) Rurality and idyll in Australia
  • John Horton (PhD 2004) (ESRC) Children and consumption
  • Rachel Hughes (PhD 2005) (ESRC) The New Deal in rural areas
  • Dave Land (PhD 2005) (ESRC) Geographies of charity
  • Judith Lawlor (PhD 2006) (ESRC) Sustainable gardening
  • Simon Narbeth (PhD 2003) (University Studentship) Geographies of food and vulnerability
  • Gunnpora Olafsdottir (PhD 2007) (University Studentship) Nature's aura in Icelandic tourism (University of Bristol)
  • Caroline Scarles (PhD 2006) (ESRC) Visuality and tourist performance
  • Jessica Sellick (PhD 2005) (ESRC) The animality of cows
  • Sergei Shubin (PhD 2004) (University Studentship) Rural poverty and development
  • Louise Smith (PhD 2002) (ESRC) Adventurous tourism places
  • Kieron Stanley (PhD 2004) (ESRC) Regulating the immutable mobiles of olive oil
  • Vanessa Stevens (PhD 2010) (ESRC) 'Governing education: The ethical spaces of citizenship education in primary schools.'
  • Sarah Tupper (PhD 2018) (ESRC) the experiences of longer phase recovery for older people post-disaster
  • John Wylie (PhD 2001) (ESRC) Landscape and ways of seeing

Back | Edit Profile