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Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Audrey Kobayashi, Suzanne Mackenzie
February 28, 2016

This book highlights the increasingly important contribution of geographical theory to the understanding of social change, values, economic & political organization and ethical imperatives. As a cohesive collection of chapters from well-known geographers in Britain and North America, it...

Humanistic Geography: Problems and Prospects

Humanistic Geography: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

David Ley, Marwyn S. Samuels
February 01, 2016

Humanistic geography now has an established position in the intellectual development of contemporary geography. However there has so far been little attempt to draw together the humanistic approach in one broad statement. This book by the leading figures in the field provides a platform for the...

Geography Since the Second World War

Geography Since the Second World War

1st Edition

Ron Johnston, Paul Claval
January 21, 2016

The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ‘models’ – French,...

The Social Geography of Medicine and Health

The Social Geography of Medicine and Health

1st Edition

John Eyles, Kevin J. Woods
January 21, 2016

This book, originally published in 1983, drawing material from Europe, the USA, the Soviet Union and the Developing World, provides a comprehensive review of the key issues in medical geography. It sets the central problems of medical geography in a broad social context as well as in a spatial one...

The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Roger Minshull
December 21, 2015

This book is an introduction to the nature of geography. There are detailed sections on content, methods and purposes and an attempt is made to distinguish progress from those changes which are merely fashion and those which result in genuine progress. One of these, resulting partly from the...

David Harvey's Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

David Harvey's Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

John L. Paterson
December 21, 2015

The emphasis of this book is to explore two major philosophical influences in contemporary human geography, namely logical positivism and Marxism, and to explore the relationships between philosophy, methodology and geographical research. Rather than being a biography of David Harvey, the book...

The Scope of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Scope of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Rhoads Murphey
December 21, 2015

This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has...

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Essays on the Experience of Place

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Essays on the Experience of Place

1st Edition

Douglas C. D. Pocock
December 09, 2015

This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has...

The Power of Place (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Bringing Together Geographical and Sociological Imaginations

The Power of Place (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Bringing Together Geographical and Sociological Imaginations

1st Edition

John A. Agnew, James S Duncan
November 26, 2015

Reflecting the revival of interest in a social theory that takes place and space seriously, this book focuses on geographical place in the practice of social science and history. There is significant interest among scholars from a range of disciplines in bringing together the geographical and...

The Future of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Future of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Ron Johnston
November 26, 2015

The chapters in this book address fundamental questions of the nature and purpose of geography, scrutinising its contents, philosophy and methodology. Aimed at undergraduates its purpose is to broaden the debate about what geography had become during the 1980s and what shape it might take in the...

Regional Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Current Developments and Future Prospects

Regional Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Current Developments and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Ron Johnston, Joost Hauer, G. Hoekveld
November 26, 2015

This book urges the case for reinstating regional geography as a contemporary and relevant methodology. Much interest was shown in the 1980s in reviving, yet restructuring, the field of regional geography. The essays in this book both review that work and propose a way forward. The essays divide...

The Power of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): How Territory Shapes Social Life

The Power of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): How Territory Shapes Social Life

1st Edition

Jennifer Wolch, Michael Dear
November 26, 2015

This book illuminates the profound influence of geography on everyday life. Concentrating on the realm of social reproduction – gender, family, education, culture and tradition, race, ethnicity the contributors provide both an articulation of a theory of territory and reproduction and concrete...

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