The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

By: James S. Duncan (editor), John A. Agnew (editor)Hardback

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This volume provides an up-to-date, authoritative synthesis of the discipline of human geography. Unparalleled in scope, the companion offers an indispensable overview to the field, representing both historical and contemporary perspectives. * Edited and written by the world's leading authorities in the discipline * Divided into three major sections: Foundations (the history of human geography from Ancient Greece to the late nineteenth century); The Classics (the roots of modern human geography); Contemporary Approaches (current issues and themes in human geography) * Each contemporary issue is examined by two contributors offering distinctive perspectives on the same theme

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John A. Agnew is Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught at a number of universities including Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Siena. He has authored or co-authored numerous books including Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics (2008) and Globalization and Sovereignty (2009). He was co-editor of the Blackwell Companion to Political Geography (2003). James S. Duncan is an Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has written extensively on Culture Theory and landscape interpretation in contemporary America and nineteenth century Sri Lanka. Recent publications include Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb (2004, with Nancy Duncan) and In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (2007).


List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors. 1 Introduction (John A. Agnew and James S. Duncan). Part I Foundations. 2 Where Geography Came From (Peter Burke for David Lowenthal). 3 Cosmographers, Explorers, Cartographers, Chorographers: Defi ning, Inscribing and Practicing Early Modern Geography, c.1450 1850 (Robert J. Mayhew). 4 Colonizing, Settling and the Origins of Academic Geography (Daniel Clayton). Part II The Classics. 5 German Precursors and French Challengers (Vincent Berdoulay). 6 Creating Human Geography in the English-Speaking World (Ron Johnston). 7 Landscape Versus Region Part I (Nicolas Howe). 8 Landscape Versus Region Part II (Kent Mathewson). 9 From Region to Space Part I (Trevor J. Barnes). 10 From Region to Space Part II (Anssi Paasi). Part III Contemporary Approaches. 11 Nature Part I (Noel Castree). 12 Nature Part II (Jamie Lorimer). 13 Landscape Part I (Don Mitchell and Carrie Breitbach). 14 Landscape Part II (Mitch Rose and John W. Wylie). 15 Place Part I (Tim Cresswell). 16 Place Part II (Steven Hoelscher). 17 Territory Part I (Stuart Elden). 18 Territory Part II (Jacques Levy). 19 Globalization Part I (Richard Florida). 20 Globalization Part II (Emily Gilbert). 21 World Cities Part I (Carolyn Cartier). 22 World Cities Part II (Paul L. Knox). 23 Governance Part I (Wendy Larner). 24 Governance Part II (Stephen Legg). 25 Mobility Part I (David Ley). 26 Mobility Part II (George Revill). 27 Scale and Networks Part I (Andrew E.G. Jonas). 28 Scales and Networks Part II (John Paul Jones III, Sallie A. Marston, and Keith Woodward). 29 Class Part I (Andrew Herod). 30 Class Part II (Clive Barnett). 31 Race Part I (Kay Anderson). 32 Race Part II (Arun Saldanha). 33 Sexuality Part I (Natalie Oswin). 34 Sexuality Part II (Mary E. Thomas). 35 Gender Part I (Michael Landzelius0. 36 Gender Part II (Joanne P. Sharp). 37 Geopolitics Part I (Phil Kelly). 38 Geopolitics Part II (Merje Kuus). 39 Segregation Part I (Larry S. Bourne and R. Alan Walks). 40 Segregation Part II (Steve Herbert). 41 Development Part I (Glyn Williams). 42 Development Part II (Wendy Wolford). Index.

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  • publication date: 08/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405189897
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781405189897
  • weight: 1282
  • ISBN10: 1405189894

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