Approaches to Human Geography (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
456
Utgivningsdatum
2014-12-15
Upplaga
2
Förlag
SAGE Publications Ltd
Medarbetare
Valentine, Gill
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
241 x 171 x 25 mm
Vikt
771 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
467:B&W 6.69 x 9.61 in or 244 x 170 mm (Pinched Crown) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781446276020
Approaches to Human Geography (häftad)

Approaches to Human Geography

Philosophies, Theories, People and Practices

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"The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective."

- Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University



A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it:


  • Section One ? Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies

  • Section Two ? People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts

  • Section Three ? Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars


Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.
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The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength of this book. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective.

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Dr. Stuart C. Aitken is Professor of Geography and June Burnett Chair at SDSU. He directs the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Young People and Space (ISYS). Stuarts research interests include critical social theory, qualitative methods, children, families and communities. His recent books include The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation (Ashgate 2014), The Fight to Stay Put (Verlag 2013), Young People. Border Spaces and Revolutionary Imaginations (Routledge 2011), Qualitative Geographies (Sage 2010) and The Awkward Spaces of Fathering (Ashgate 2009). Stuart has published over 200 papers in academic journals and edited book collections.

Professor Valentine has held prestigious international visiting fellowships at the Universities of Sydney, Australia and Otago, New Zealand and has visited and given keynote addresses at a range of prestigious international conferences. She was co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social and Cultural Geography, and co-edited Gender, Place and Culture. She has undertaken international research in Europe, Africa and the USA and is committed to developing the University of Sheffield's international strategy within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Ways of Knowing and Ways of Doing Geographic Research - Stuart C. Aitken and Gill Valentine Part I Philosophies Positivist Geography - Rob Kitchin Humanism and Democratic Place-Making - J. Nicholas Entrikin and John H. Tepple Feminist Geographies of Difference, Relation, and Construction - Deborah P. Dixon and John Paul Jones III Marx and the Spirit of Marx - George Henderson and Eric Sheppard Structuration Theory: Agency, Structure and Everyday Life - Isabel Dyck and Robin A. Kearns The Animal - David Lulka Realism as a Basis for Knowing the World - Andrew Sayer Postmodern Geographies and the Ruins of Modernity - David B. Clarke Poststructuralist Theories - Paul Harrison Actor-Network Theory, Networks, and Relational Geographies - Fernando J. Bosco Postcolonialism: Space, Textuality, and Power - Clive Barnett Geohumanities: engaging space and place in the humanities - Trevor M. Harris Geographical Information Sciences - Francis Harvey Part II People Institutions and Cultures - Gerard Rushton Places and Contexts - David Ley Memories and Desires - David Harvey Understanding the Heart of Place - Robin A. Kearns Personal and Political - Vera Chouinard How I Became a Geographer - Michael F. Goodchild Local and Global - Richa Nagar Movement and Encounter - Lawrence Knopp Spaces and Flows - Janice Monk Setting Out - Nigel Thrift Part III Practices Mapping and Geovisualization - Martin Dodge Quantification, Evidence and Positivism - A. Stewart Fotheringham Geographic Information Systems - Michael F. Goodchild Humanism and People-Centered Methods - Paul Rodaway To Build Another World: Activism in the light of Marxist Geographic Thought - Michael Samers, Patrick Bigger and Oliver Belcher Producing Feminist Geographies: Theory, Methodologies and Research Strategies - Kim England Poststructuralist Theories, Critical Methods and Experimentation - John W. Wylie Pricing Dignity: Psychoanalytical Frameworks and the Burden of Proof - Maureen Sioh Research is Theft: Environmental Inquiry in a Postcolonial World - Paul Robbins Contested Geographies: Culture Wars, Personal Clashes and Joining Debate - Gill Valentine and Stuart C. Aitken