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Titel: Key Texts in Human Geography

ISBN: 1412922615
EAN: 9781412922616
Paperback.
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin, Gill Valentine
SAGE Publications Ltd

1. Mai 2008 - kartoniert - 258 Seiten

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"A book that will delight students… Key Texts in Human Geography is a primer of 26 interpretive essays designed to open up the subject's landmark monographs of the past 50 years to critical interpretation... The essays are uniformly excellent and the enthusiasm of the authors for the project shines through… It will find itself at the top of a thousand module handouts."

- THE Textbook Guide




"Will surely become a 'key text' itself. Read any chapter and you will want to compare it with another. Before you realize, an afternoon is gone and then you are tracking down the originals."

- Professor James Sidaway, University of Plymouth





'An essential synopsis of essential readings that every human geographer must read. It is highly recommended for those just embarking on their careers as well as those who need a reminder of how and why geography moved from the margins of social thought to its very core." - Barney Warf, Florida State University





Undergraduate geography students are often directed to 'key' texts in the literature but find them difficult to read because of their language and argument. As a result, they fail to get to grips with the subject matter and gravitate towards course textbooks instead.

Key Texts in Human Geography serves as a primer and companion to the key texts in human geography published over the past 40 years. It is not a reader, but a volume of 26 interpretive essays highlighting:



  • the significance of the text

  • how the book should be read

  • reactions and controversies surrounding the book

  • the book's long-term legacy.


It is an essential reference guide for all students of human geography and provides an invaluable interpretive tool in answering questions about human geography and what constitutes geographical knowledge.



Torsten Hagerstrand 'Innovation Diffusion as Spatial Process' (1953) - Bo Lenntrop
William Bunge 'Theoretical Geography' (1962) - Michael F. Goodchild
Peter Haggett 'Locational Analysis in Human Geography' (1965) - Martin Charlton
David Harvey 'Explanation in Geography' (1969) - Ron Johnston
Kevin Cox 'Conflict, Power and Politics in the City' (1973) - Andy Wood
Edward Relph 'Place and Placelessness' (1976) - David Seamon and Jacob Sowers
Yi-Fu Tuan 'Space and Place' (1977) - Tim Cresswell
David Harvey 'The Limits to Capital' (1982) - Noel Castree
Neil Smith 'Uneven Development' (1984) - Martin Phillips
Doreen Massey 'Spatial Divisions of Labour' (1984) - Nick Phelps
Women in Geography Study Group 'Geography and Gender' (1984) - Susan Hanson
Denis Cosgrove 'Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape' (1984) - David Gilbert
Stuart Corbridge 'Capitalist World Development' (1986) - Satish Kumar
Peter Dicken 'Global Shift' (1986) - Jonathan Beaverstock
David Harvey 'The Condition of Postmodernity' (1989) - Keith Woodward and John Paul Jones III
Edward Soja 'Postmodern Geographies' (1989) - Claudio Minca
Michael Storper and Richard Walker 'The Capitalist Imperative' (1989) - Neil Coe
David Livingstone 'The Geographic Tradition' (1992) - Nick Spedding
Gillian Rose 'Feminism and Geography' (1992) - Robyn Longhurst
Derek Gregory 'Geographical Imaginations' (1995) - John Pickles
David Sibley 'Geographies of Exclusion' (1995) - Phil Hubbard
Gearoid O'Tuathail 'Critical Geopolitics' (1996) - Jo Sharp
Trevor Barnes 'Logics of Dislocation' (1996) - Philip Kelly
Sarah Whatmore 'Hybrid Geographies' (2002) - Sarah Dyer
Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift 'Cities' (2002) - Alan Latham
Doreen Massey 'For Space' (2005) - Ben Anderson

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 21 books and over 130 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography, and for eleven years was the editor of Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts in Human Geography. His book Code/Space (with Martin Dodge) won the Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for the outstanding book in the discipline in 2011 and a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011 award from the American Library Association He has successfully written or been a principal investigator on forty grants, totalling c. 34m, including funding from PRTLI 2, 4, 5, IRC, ERC, SFI, ESRC, NSF, Interreg and RIA. He is currently a PI on the Programmable City project, the Digitial Repository of Ireland, and the All-Island Research Observatory. He has delivered over 100 invited talks at conferences and universities in over a dozen countries and his research has been cited over 600 times in local, national and international media. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy's Gold Medal for the Social Sciences. See more at: http://www.nuim.ie/people/rob-kitchin#sthash.FCT29LTQ.dpuf 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.
A book that will delight students... Key Texts in Human Geography is a primer of 26 interpretive essays designed to open up the subject's landmark monographs of the past 50 years to critical interpretation. The commissioned essays aim to assess the impacts, responses, significance and legacies of the books they discuss while evaluating their key arguments and providing a guide to how they should be read. In this sense, the book is brilliantly successful. The essays are uniformly excellent and the enthusiasm of the authors for the project shines through...
For those students who would have engaged with the original texts anyway, this will be an invaluable companion; for many others, it will be an invaluable crib sheet... for my money, this is as good a list as any and one that accurately reflects the curricula of the courses for which it is designed... it will find itself at the top of a thousand module handouts
THE Textbook Guide
Key Texts in Human Geography will surely become a 'key text' itself. Read any chapter and you will want to compare it with another. Before you realize, an afternoon is gone and then you are tracking down the originals...
Prof James D Sidaway
School of Geography, University of Plymouth
An essential synopsis of essential readings that every human geographer must read. It is highly recommended for those just embarking on their careers as well as those who need a reminder of how and why geography moved from the margins of social thought to its very core
Barney Warf
Florida State University
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