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Introducing Human Geographies


By: Paul Cloke(Editor), Philip Crang(Editor), Mark Goodwin(Editor)

368 pages, b/w photos, illustrations

Hodder Arnold

Paperback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 3 | #210811 | ISBN-13: 9781444135350
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Hardback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 3 | #210812 | ISBN-13: 9780415826631
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Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities, non-representational geographies, population geographies, public geographies and securities. Presented in three parts with 60 contributions written by expert international researchers, this text addresses the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part I: Foundations engages students with key ideas that define human geography's subject matter and approaches, through critical analyses of dualisms such as local-global, society-space and human-nonhuman. Part II: Themes explores human geography's main sub-disciplines, with sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, cultural geographies, development geographies, economic geographies, environmental geographies, historical geographies, political geographies, population geographies, social geographies, urban and rural geographies. Finally, Part III: Horizons assesses the latest research in innovative areas, from mobilities and securities to non-representational geographies.

"A truly wonderful book, vastly wide ranging in its coverage and tremendously exciting in its approach. It is lively, engaging and highly accessible, and provides a thorough grounding for students learning to interpret the world through geographers' eyes. The editors have crafted an indispensable companion for undergraduates setting out on a geographical journey."
- Jon Shaw, Associate Head, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, UK

"A substantial expansion of earlier editions, though still a fantastic, progressive, critical introduction to the discipline. The presentation is clear, the writing is wonderfully accessible and the updated selection of themes remains relevant and challenging."
- Michael Collyer, Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sussex, UK


Part 1 Foundations
1. Local-global Phil Crang
2. Society-space Jo Little
3. Human-non-human Hayden Lorimer
4. Modern-postmodern Mark Goodwin
5. Self-other Paul Cloke
6. Masculinity-femininity Geraldine Pratt & Molly Kraft
7. Science-art David Gilbert
8. Explanation-understanding Rob Kitchin
9. Representation-reality Mike Crang

Part 2 Themes
Section 1 Biogeographies
10. Nature & human Geography Sarah Whatmore
11. Animals and plants Russell Hitchings
12. Political Ecology Juanita Sundberg & Jessica Dempsey
Section 2 Cartography
13. Power of maps Jeremy Crampton
14. Geographical information systems Muki Haklay
15. Counter geographies Wen Lin
Section 3 Cultural Geographies
16. Imaginative geographies Felix Driver
17. Place Tim Cresswell
18. Landscape John Wylie
19. Material geographies Philip Crang
Section 4 Development Geographies
20. Theories of development Katie Willis
21. Rethinking development Sarah A. Radcliffe
22. Survival & resistance Paul Routledge
23. Human geographies of the Global South Katherine Brickell
Section 5 Economic Geographies
24. Spaces of production Kris Olds
25. Money and finance Sarah Hall
26. Consumption-reproduction Juliana Mansvelt
27. Commodities Michael Watts
28. Economic globalization Andrew Jones
Section 6 Environmental Geographies
29. Global & local environmental problems Sally Eden
30. Sustainability Mark Whitehead
31. Climate change Harriet Bulkeley
Section 7 Historical Geographies
32. Modernity & modernization Miles Ogborn
33. Colonialism & postcolonialism Richard Phillips
34. Space, memory & identity Nuala C. Johnson
Section 8 Political Geographies
35. Critical geopolitics Joanne P. Sharp
36. War & peace Scott Kirsch
37. Nationalism Pyrs Gruffudd
38. Citizenship & governance Mark Goodwin
Section 9 Population Geographies
39. Age Peter Kraftl
40. Health & well-being David Conradson
41. Migrants & refugees Khalid Koser
Section 10 Social Geographies
42. Identities Peter Jackson
43. Identity and difference: dis/ability & sexuality Sarah L. Holloway
44. Exclusion Jon May
45. Diasporas Claire Dwyer
Section 11 Urban & rural geographies
46. Urban forms Chris Hamnett
47. Urban senses Lisa Law
48. Rurality Paul Cloke

Part 3 Horizons
Section 1 Non-representational Geographies
49. Emotion Hester Parr
50. Affect Ben Anderson
51. Performances Amanda Rogers
Section 2 Mobilities
52. Mobilities: politics, practices, places Peter Adey
53. Touring mobilities Claudio Minca & Lauren Wagner
54. Virtual mobilities Julia Verne
Section 3 Securities
55. Risk/fear/surveillance David Murakami Wood
56. Resources Klauss Dodds
57. Securing life: new hazards & biosecurity Stephen Hincliffe
Section 4 Publics
58. How to think about public space Clive Barnett
59. Ethical Spaces Keith Woodward

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Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. Philip Crang is Professor of Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Mark Goodwin is Professor of Human Geography and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

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