Human Geography (Fundamentals of Geography)

Human Geography (Fundamentals of Geography)

By: Derek Gregory (editor), Noel Castree (editor)Hardback

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Human geography is a diverse and vibrant subject. It aims to understand human occupancy of the earth's surface: the places created; boundaries constructed; environments altered; and connections made by people as they seek to meet their various needs and wants. Because of its high intellectual ambition, human geography is a broad and plural subject in which a wide range of research is undertaken. Making sense of the field can be challenging, even for seasoned practitioners. This four-volume collection provides a map for anyone seeking to reconnoitre the landscape of human geography today. Focusing mostly on Anglophone contributions, it begins with a discussion of the histories and philosophies of geographical knowledge and continues through to the central concerns of the discipline: space (in relation to productions, practices and performances); and nature (in relation to distinctions between 'culture' and 'nature'). Volume One: Histories, Philosophies and Politics Volume Two: Theories, Methods and Practices Volume Three: Space, Place and Landscape Volume Four: Nature, Environment and the Non-Human

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Noel Castree is a Professor of Geography at Manchester University, England. His main research interest is in the political economy of environmental change, and the role that representations of nature and its collateral concepts play in modern life. He's the author of Making Sense of Nature (Routledge, 2013) and Nature (Routledge 2004), and coeditor of Social Nature: theory, practice & politics (2001, Blackwell) and Remaking Reality: nature at the millennium (1998 Routledge).

Contents

VOLUME ONE PART ONE: HISTORIES, PHILOSOPHIES AND POLITICS Histories of Geographical Knowledges Tropical Hermeneutics and the Climatic Imagination - David Livingstone Writing Travels: Power, Knowledge and Ritual on the English East India Company's Voyages - Miles Ogborn The Political Pivot of Geography - Gerry Kearns Between Regions: Science, Militarism and American Geography from World War to Cold War - Trevor Barnes and Matt Farish The Meaning and Social Origins of Discourse on the Spatial Foundations of Society - Allen Scott Philosophies in Human Geography The Culture of Epistemology - Ulf Strohmayer Postmodernist Thought in Geography: A Realist View - Andrew Sayer Strategic Positivism - Elvin Wyly Spatialising the Subject of Feminism - Geraldine Pratt Section Three: Situated Knowledges Cook's Tour - Derek Gregory Situated Knowledges: Positionality, Reflexivity and Other Tactics - Gillian Rose The Limits of Responsibility: A Postcolonial Politics of Academic Knowledge Production - Tariq Jazeel and Colin McFarlane Politics and Ethics in Human Geography Social Justice Revisited - David Smith Development Ethics: Distance, Difference, Plausibility - Stuart Corbridge Poststructuralist Ethics: Subjectivity, Responsibility and the Space of Community - E. Jeffrey Popke Practical Orientalism: Bodies, Everyday Life and the Construction of Otherness - Michael Haldrup, Lasse Koefoed and Kirsten Simonsen VOLUME TWO Intra-Disciplinary Divides and Debates Geography as an Art - Donald Meinig Geographic Information Science - Michael Goodchild Geography: Coming Apart at the Seams? - Ron Johnston Beyond Difference: From Canonical Geography to Hybrid Geographies - Mei-Po Kwan PART TWO: THEORIES, METHODS AND PRACTICES Theory and Theorizing Towards Minor Theory - Cindi Katz Understanding Diversity: The Problem Of/For Theory - Linda McDowell Fuzzy Concepts, Scanty Evidence, Policy Distance: The Case for Rigour and Policy Relevance in Critical Regional Studies - Anne Markusen Numbering, Modelling and Interpreting From Models to Marx - David Harvey Quantitative Geography: Representations, Practices and Possibilities - Eric Sheppard Arguments for a Humanistic Geography - Stephen Daniels Denaturalizing Dispossession: Critical Ethnography in the Age of Resurgent Imperialism - Gillian Hart Fieldwork Masculinist Epistemologies and the Politics of Fieldwork in Latin Americanist Geography - Juanita Sundberg For Ethnography - Steve Herbert The Rigours of an Arctic Experiment: The Precarious Authority of Field Practices in the Canadian High Arctic, 1958-1970 - Richard Powell Maps and mappings Cartography without Progress: Reinterpreting the Nature and Historical Development of Map-Making - Matthew Edney Subverting Cartography: The Situationists and Maps of the City - David Pinder Rethinking Maps - Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge Visuality and visual methods Visuality - Fraser MacDonald Feminist Visualization: Re-Envisioning GIS as a Method in Feminist Geographic Research - Mei-Po Kwan Imagining Geographies of Film - Stuart Aitken and Deborah Dixon Digging in to Google Earth: an Analysis of Crisis in Darfur - Lisa Parks VOLUME THREE Researching and intervening Geography and Public Policy: The Case of the Missing Manifesto - Ron Martin 'Give Up Activism' and Change the World in Unknown Ways: Or, Learning to Walk With Others on Uncommon Ground - Paul Chatterton Participatory GIS: A People's GIS - Christine Dunn Radical Scholarship: A Polemic on Making a Difference Outside the Academy - Don Mitchell PART THREE: KEY CONCEPTS Theorizing space The Spatio-Temporality of Capitalism - Noel Castree Power, Modernity and Historical Geography - Cole Harris Philosophy and Politics of Spatiality: Some Considerations - Doreen Massey Space: The Fundamental Stuff of Geography - Nigel Thrift Globalization and Geographical Scale The Spaces and Times of Globalization: Place, Scale, Networks, and Positionality - Eric Sheppard After Geopolitics? From The Geopolitical Social to Geoeconomics - Deborah Cowen and Neil Smith Querying Globalization - Julie-Kathie Gibson-Graham Human Geography without Scale - Sallie Marston, John Paul Jones and Keith Woodward Places and Everyday Life A Day in the Life - Allan Pred Driving Places - Peter Merriman The Effacement of Place: US Foreign Policy and the Spatiality of the Gulf Crisis - Gearoid O'Tuathail VOLUME FOUR Landscapes Prospect, Perspective and the Evolution of the Landscape Idea - Denis Cosgrove Dead Labor and the Political Economy of Landscape - Don Mitchell Climate, Race and Imperial Authority: The Symbolic Landscape of the British Hill Station in India - Judith Kenny Performing On the Landscape versus Doing Landscape - Kenneth Olwig Regions Taking Los Angeles Apart: Towards a Postmodern Geography - Edward Soja Regions, Globalization, Development - Michael Storper and Allan Scott Regions Unbound: Towards a New Politics of Place - Ash Amin Bounded Spaces in the Mobile World: Deconstructing Regional Identity - Anssi Paasi Territory and Borderlands Borders on the Mind: Re-Framing Border Thinking - John Agnew Land, Terrain, Territory - Stuart Elden Besieging Cartographies - Derek Gregory Stateless by Design - Alison Mountz PART FOUR: NATURE, ENVIRONMENT AND THE NON-HUMAN Political Economies of Environment and Natural Resources The Production of Nature - Neil Smith California's Golden Road to Riches: Natural Resources and Regional Capitalism, 1848 - 1940 - Richard Walker The Political Economy of a Crisis - Scott Prudham Resource Curse? Governmentality, Oil and Power in the Niger Delta, Nigeria - Michael Watts Social Vulnerability and Un/Natural Hazards The Space of Vulnerability: The Causal Structure of Hunger and Famine - Michael Watts and Hans Bohle White Death - Kris Olds, James Sidaway and Matt Sparke The Geopolitical Economy of Resource Wars - Philippe Le Billon VOLUME FIVE Political Ecologies Converting the Wetlands, Engendering the Environment: The Intersection of Gender with Agrarian Change in the Gambia - Judith Carney Landscapes of Disaster: Water, Modernity and Urban Fragmentation in Mumbai - Matt Gandy Human Geography and the 'New Ecology': The Prospect and Promise of Integration - Karl Zimmerer Producing and Consuming Chemicals: The Moral Economy of the American Lawn - Paul Robbins and Julie Sharp Cultures of 'Nature' Unstable Climates: Exploring the Statistical and Social Constructions of 'Normal' Climate - Mike Hulme Buried Epistemologies: The Politics of Nature in (Post) Colonial British Columbia - Bruce Braun Agrarian Moral Economies and Neoliberalism in Brazil: Competing Worldviews and the State in the Struggle for Land - Wendy Wolford Biopolitical Geographies Foucault's Population Geographies: Classifications, Biopolitics and Governmental Spaces - Steve Legg The Securitization of Fear in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka - Jennnifer Hyndman Exceptional Sovereignty: Guantanamo Bay and the Re-Colonial Present - Simon Reid-Henry More-than-Human Geographies Transspecies Urban Theory - Jennifer Wolch, Kathleen West and Thomas Gaines The Nature That Capital Can See: Science, State and Market in the Commodification of Ecosystem Services - Morgan Robertson Living Cities: Towards A Politics of Conviviality - Steve Hinchliffe and Sarah Whatmore Ecologies of Empire: On the New Uses of the Honeybee - Jake Kosek

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  • publication date: 09/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412903691
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2136
  • ID: 9781412903691
  • ISBN10: 1412903696

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