An Introduction to Human Geography (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
552
Utgivningsdatum
2004-11-01
Upplaga
2
Förlag
Prentice Hall
Medarbetare
Bradshaw, Michael / Shaw, Denis / Sidaway, James
Illustrationer
Illustrations, maps
Dimensioner
266 x 196 x 20 mm
Vikt
1018 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780131217669

An Introduction to Human Geography

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An introduction to human geography provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within human geography, including settlements, population, resources, the economy, consumption, citizenship, culture, society, the politics of place and globalisation. Coherent and substantial chapters ensure balanced treatment across the field of human geography.

Focussing on some of the key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century, this stimulating text examines the forces that shape economies and societies on what the Editors describe as our, ...interconnected, contradictory, complex, conflict-ridden and fantastically diverse planet.

All chapters are written by specialists in the field and offer original, critical and engaging perspectives.

KEY FEATURES OF THE SECOND EDITION

  • New chapters on


    • Territory, space and society
    • Social inequalities and spatial exclusions
    • Environment and environmentalism


  • An improved range of pedagogical features that help clarify, extend and apply understanding, including


    • Spotlight boxes that provide deeper analysis of a key topic or concept
    • Thematic case studies that illustrate a real-world theme or example
    • Regional case studies that explore topics in relation to a specific place or part of the world


Go there to access practical study skills guidance, including material on

    • Improving essay-writing
    • Strategies for note-taking and revision
    • Planning exam answers
 

An introduction to human geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and related disciplines in the social sciences.

Peter Daniels and Denis Shaw are at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Mike Bradshaw is at the Department of Geography, University of Leicester.  James Sidaway is at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.
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Editor's acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements

Introduction

Geography: a discipline for the twenty-first century
Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw and James Sidaway

SECTION 1: WORLDS IN THE PAST: CHANGING SCALES OF EXPERIENCE
Edited by Dennis Shaw
Chapter 1:  Pre-capitalist worlds, Denis Shaw
Chapter 2: The rise and spread of capitalism, Terry Slater
Chapter 3: The making of the twentieth-century world, Denis Shaw

SECTION 2: POPULATION, RESOURCES, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Edited by Michael Bradshaw
Chapter 4: Demographic transformations, Tony Champion
Chapter 5: Resources and development, Michael Bradshaw
Chapter 6: Environment and environmentalism, Andrew Millington & Jenny Pickeril
Chapter 7: Changing geographies of global food production, Brian Ilbery
Chapter 8: Worlds apart: global difference and inequality, Marcus Power

SECTION 3:SOCIETY, SETTLEMENT AND CULTURE
Edited by Denis Shaw
Chapter 9: Cities, Allan Cochrane
Chapter 10: Rural Alternatives, Ian Bowler
Chapter 11: Social inequalities and spatial excursions, Phil Hubbard
Chapter 12: Geography, culture and global change, Cheryl McEwan

SECTION 4: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND CONSUMPTION
Edited by Peter Daniels
Chapter 13: The geography of the economy, Peter Daniels
Chapter 14: The global production system: from Fordism to post-Fordism, John Bryson & Nick Henry
Chapter 15: The global financial system: worlds of monies, Jane Pollard
Chapter 16: Consumption and its geographies, Philip Crang

SECTION 5: TERRITORY, STATES, CITIZENSHIP AND GEOPOLITICS
Edited by James Sidaway
Chapter 17: Geopolitical traditions, James Sidaway
Chapter 18: Territoriality: claiming space, David Storey
Chapter 19: The place of the nation state, Carl Grundy-Warr & James Sidaway
Chapter 20: States, citizenship and collective action, Murray Low

Conclusions, challenges and promises
Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw and James Sidaway

Glossary
Bibliography
Index