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Modern Geographical Thought

By: Richard Peet

342 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Apr 1998 | #83996 | ISBN: 1557863784
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Relates geographic thought to broader philosophical movements, covering existential phenomenology, humanistic geography, radical geography and Marxism, structuralism, structuration theory, realism, locality studies, poststructuralism, postmodernism and feminism.

Perhaps not since David Harvey's Explanation in Geography (1969) had the field been so thoroughly and rigorously examined through literatures both within and outside the discipline. ANNALS of the Association of American Geographers. "This is a very useful book for students and others who are unfamiliar with the current 'isms' in contemporary radical thought - not just in geography, but in the social sciences in general ... contains an excellent survey of the origins and growth of radical human geography ... relatively jargon free and very readable." Andrew Ryder, University of Portsmouth "This is an impressive work of erudition, written with authority and conviction." Progress in Human Geography "Modern Geographical Thought is the last, great and definitive work translating philosophy into human Geography" Alisdair Rogers,School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University.


List of Figures.Preface. 1. Introduction: Geography, Philosophy and Social Theory. 2. Existentialism, Phenomenology and Humanistic Geography. 3. Radical Geography, Marxism, and Marxist Geography. 4. Structuralism and Structural Marxist Geography. 5. Structuration, Realism and Locality Studies. 6. Poststructuralism, Postmodernism and Postmodern Geographies. 7. Feminism Theory and the Geography of Gender. 8. Conclusion. Bibliography.Index.

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Richard Peet is Professor at the Graduate School of Geography, Clark University and Co--Editor of Economic Geography. His previous books include Radical Geography (1978), International Capitalism and International Restructuring (with Nigel Thrift, 1987), New Models in Geography (2 volumes, 1989), Global Capitalism (1991) and Liberation Ecologies (with Michael Watts, 1996).

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