A Companion to Social Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

A Companion to Social Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

By: Paul Cloke (editor), Ruth Panelli (editor), Mary E. Thomas (editor), Dr. Vincent J. Del Casino (editor)Hardback

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This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both its historical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers to reflect critically on the tensions that run through social geographic thought. * Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses through which social geographies can be discussed * Presents an original intervention into the debates about social geography * Highlights the importance of social geography within the broader field of geography

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Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. is Professor and Chair of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. He has published extensively on social geography, the geographies of health, geographic methodologies, critical cartography, and representational politics. His recent books include Social Geography: A Critical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and Mapping Tourism (2003). Mary E. Thomas is Assistant Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at Ohio State University. Her research examines racial segregation among US youth populations and the perpetuation of racism, sexism, and white hegemony in the practices of young women. Her book on teen girls, racial segregation, and urban education in Los Angeles, California is forthcoming. Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. He has published widely on the social and cultural geographies of rural areas, and is Founder Editor of the Journal of Rural Studies. His recent books include Swept Up Lives? Re-envisioning the Homeless City (with Jon May and Sarah Johnsen, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption (with Clive Barnett, Nick Clarke, and Alice Malpass, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Ruth Panelli is former Reader in Human Geography at University College London and is now participating in community work and research in rural New Zealand. She has published writings on responses to individual and collective experiences of difference and her books include Social Geographies: From Difference to Action (2004) and Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth (ed. with Samantha Punch and Elsbeth Robson, 2007).


List of Illustrations viii List of Contributors ix 1 Introduction 1 Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, and Ruth Panelli Part I Ontological Tensions in/of Society and Space 11 Introduction 11 Paul Cloke 2 Difference 17 Sarah de Leeuw, Audrey Kobayashi, and Emilie Cameron 3 Identification 37 Katharine McKinnon 4 Social Natures 55 Katharine Meehan and Jennifer L. Rice 5 Economie$ 72 Geoff Mann 6 Community 91 Marcia England 7 Belonging 108 Caroline Nagel Part II Thinking and Doing Social Geographies 125 Introduction 125 Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. 8 Knowing/Doing 131 Richard Howitt 9 Framing the Field 146 Joanne Sharp and Lorraine Dowler 10 On the Ground 161 Bettina van Hoven and Louise Meijering 11 Leaving the Field 181 Carolyn Gallaher 12 The Worldly Work of Writing Social Geography 198 Lieba Faier 13 Participatory Praxis and Social Justice 214 mrs c kinpaisby-hill 14 Using Social Geography 235 Sarah Johnsen Part III Matters and Meaning 251 Introduction 252 Mary E. Thomas 15 Molecular Life 257 Gail Davies 16 Psychic Life 275 Hester Parr and Joyce Davidson 17 Sexual Life 293 Gavin Brown, Kath Browne, and Jason Lim 18 Emotional Life 309 Deborah Thien 19 Affective Life 326 Keith Woodward 20 Embodied Life 346 Isabel Dyck 21 Discursive Life 362 Chris Philo 22 Spiritual Life 385 Julian Holloway 23 Virtual Life 401 Mike Crang Part IV Power and Politics 417 Introduction 417 Ruth Panelli 24 Geopolitics 421 Nancy Hiemstra and Alison Mountz 25 The Geographies of Marginalization 437 Dan Trudeau and Chris McMorran 26 Care and Caring 454 David Conradson 27 The Challenges of and from Indigenous Geographies 472 Brad Coombes, Nicole Gombay, Jay T. Johnson, and Wendy S. Shaw 28 Transnational Geographies and Human Rights 490 Amy Ross 29 Resistance(s) and Collective Social Action 508 Paul Chatterton and Nik Heynen Index 526

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405189774
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781405189774
  • weight: 1178
  • ISBN10: 1405189770

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