Thinking Geographically

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A&C Black, 1 oct. 2004 - 288 pages
Thinking Geographically offers students and faculty alike an elegant, concise, and thorough overview of contemporary theoretical concerns in geography. Easily accessible to those unfamiliar with social theory, this volume "pushes the envelope" of understanding by sketching the contours of post-structuralist spatial thought, including such critical emerging topics as geographies of text, the body, money, and globalisation. Brief biographies of influential theorists demonstrate how ideas are embodied and personified. This volume is highly useful for courses in human geography, the history and status of the discipline, and will stand as a milestone in the discipline's conceptual understanding over the next decade or more."
Barney Warf, Florida State University

The last decade has seen Geography transformed by an astonishing range of cultural and philosophical concepts and approaches. Thinking Geographically is designed for students as an accessible and enjoyable introduction to this new landscape of geographical ideas.

The book takes the reader through the history of geographic thought up to a survey of the present. Contemporary theory is then used to explore real world issues drawn from across the discipline of social, cultural, political and economic geography.

Entertainingly written and packed with examples and with profiles of key theorists, the book is an ideal introduction for any student who wants to discover the potential of thinking geographically.
 

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Table des matières

Practising Theoretical Geographies
95
Conclusion
231
References
241

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À propos de l'auteur (2004)

Brendan Bartley is Lecturers in Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Phil Hubbard is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Loughborough.

Rob Kitchin is Lecturer in Human Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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