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The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

By: John Agnew (editor), David N. Livingstone (editor)Hardback

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"A refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike." - Victoria Lawson, University of Washington "A Handbook that recasts geograph's history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, it looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts." - Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on geographical orientations, geography's venues, and critical geographical concepts and controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of "geography". The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought. Orientations includes chapters on: Geography - the Genealogy of a Term; Geography's Narratives and Intellectual HistoryGeography's Venues includes chapters on: Field; Laboratory; Observatory; Archive; Centre of Calculation; Mission Station; Battlefield; Museum; Public Sphere; Subaltern Space; Financial Space; Art Studio; Botanical/Zoological Gardens; Learned SocietiesCritical concepts and controversies - includes chapters on: Environmental Determinism; Region; Place; Nature and Culture; Development; Conservation; Geopolitics; Landscape; Time; Cycle of Erosion; Time; Gender; Race/Ethnicity; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; Glaciation; Ice Ages; Map; Climate Change; Urban/Rural. Comprehensive without claiming to be encyclopedic, textured and nuanced, this Handbook will be a key resource for all researchers with an interest in the pasts, presents and futures of geography.

About Author

Agnew is currently Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA). From 1975 until 1995 he was a professor at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Agnew teachescourses on political geography, the history of geography, European cities, and the Mediterranean World. My research interests congregate around several related themes: the histories of geographical knowledge, the spatiality of scientific culture, and the historical geographies of science and religion. I am currently involved in writing a social history of climatic determinism from Herodotus to Global Warming under the working title 'The Empire of Climate". This project is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Fellowship.


Introduction - John A. Agnew and David N. LivingstonePART ONE: ORIENTATIONSGeography's Geneologies - Robert J. MayhewGeography's Narratives and Intellectual History - Charles W. J. WithersPART TWO: GEOGRAPHY'S VENUESThe Field - Keith RichardsMuseums - Simon Naylor and Jude HillLaboratory/Observatory - Scott KirschArchive - Miles OgbornBotanical Gardens and Zoos - Nuala C. JohnsonLearned Societies - Michael HeffernanGeography Information Systems Laboratory - Michael F. GoodchildArt Studio - Stephen DanielsThe Weather Station and the Meteorological Office - Keith RichardsCentre of Circulation - Heike JoensRemote Sensing - Yongwei ShengSpaces of Hegemony? Circuits of Value, Finance Capital and Places of Financial Knowledge - Roger LeeThe Mission - Georgina EndfieldBattlefield - Gerard Toal/Gearoid O TuathailMaking Mathematical Models Perform in Geographical Space(s) - Stuart N. LaneSubaltern Space - Daniel ClaytonPublic Sphere - Mustafa DikecThe Role of Geography and Geographers in Policy and Government Departments - Tim UnwinPART THREE: CRITICAL CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIESNature and Society - Noel CastreeLandscape - John WylieSpace and Place - John AgnewTime - Mike CrangRegion and Regionalism - J. Nicholas EntrikinMap - Anne Godlewska and Jason Grek MartinEnvironmental Determinism - David N. LivingstoneSpatial Analysis - Trevor J. BarnesDynamics and Complexity - Christopher J. KeylockSocial Class - Eric Sheppard and James GlassmanRace/Ethnicity - Caroline BresseyGender - Joanne SharpThe Idea of Evolution in Geographical Thought - Neil RobertsEcosystem - George P. MalansonLandform - Nick SpeddingThe Cycle of Erosion: Changing Times, Changing Science - Antony R. OrmeGlaciation and Ice Ages - Bryan MarkRivers and Drainage Basins - Nick CliffordEnvironmental Change - Andrew GoudieGlobal Climate Change - Glen M. MacdonaldThe City - Phil HubbardUrban-Rural - Paul ClokeMobility - Tim CresswellConservation and Environmental Concern - Michael WilliamsDevelopment - Robert B. Potter and Dennis ConwayGeopolitics - Gerry Kearns

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412910811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9781412910811
  • ISBN10: 1412910811

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