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Geographical thought : an introduction to ideas in human geography

Author: Anoop Nayak; Alexander Sam Jeffrey
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Geographical Thought provides a clear and accessible introduction to the key ideas and figures in human geography. The book provides an essential introduction to the theories that have shaped the study of societies and space. Opening with an exploration of the founding concepts of human geography in the nineteenth century academy, the authors examine the range of theoretical perspectives that have emerged within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nayak, Anoop.
Geographical Thought.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anoop Nayak; Alexander Sam Jeffrey
ISBN: 9781317904120 1317904125 1306175194 9781306175197
OCLC Number: 865332255
Description: 1 online resource (355 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Authors' acknowledgements; Publisher's acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Foundations; 1 Geographies of empire: the imperial tradition; Learning objectives; Introduction; Empire, imperialism and colonialism; The institutionalisation of geography; Environmental determinism: climate and race; Criticisms and dissent; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; 2 The quantitative revolution; Learning objectives; Introduction; The origins of the quantitative revolution; The quantitative revolution; Criticisms of quantification. The legacy of the quantitative revolutionConclusions; Summary; Further reading; 3 Humanistic geographies; Learning objectives; Introduction; Humanistic geography and the challenge to positivism; Phenomenology and existentialism; Humanistic geography in focus: the work of Yi-Fu Tuan; The challenge to humanism; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; 4 Marxist radical geographies; Learning objectives; Introduction; Karl Marx; Key Marxist ideas; Radical geography; The 'turn' to Marxism; Marxist geography and spatial constructions of class; The political ecology of Marxism; The limits of Marxism. Future horizonsConclusions; Summary; Further reading; 5 Human geography and the cultural turn; Learning objectives; Introduction; The meaning of culture; Early traditions of cultural geography; New maps of meaning: British Cultural Studies; The new cultural geography; The cultural turn from the margins to the centre; Rematerialising culture, reclaiming the social; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; Part 2 Geographies of difference; 6 Feminist geographies; Learning objectives; Introduction; First and second wave feminism; Political perspectives of feminism; Establishing feminist geography. Practising feminist geographyRethinking gender; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; 7 Geographies of sexuality; Learning objectives; Introduction; Engaging with the object of research; Heteronormativity; Geographies of sexuality; The politics of sexuality; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; 8 Geography, ethnicity and racialisation; Learning objectives; Introduction; The idea of race; Cultural racisms; Geography and the shadow of empire; Mapping and monitoring race; Urban cultural geographies of 'race'; Geographies of rural racism; Turning to whiteness. Anti-racist geographies: subverting a white disciplineConclusions; Summary; Further reading; Part 3 Representation and post-representation; 9 Post-modern geographies; Learning objectives; Introduction; Modernism and modernity; Post-modernity: a historical moment; Post-modernism: a critical practice; Post-modernism: a stylistic phenomenon; Geographical engagements: theory, method and practice; Post-modern criticisms; Conclusions; Summary; Further reading; 10 Critical geo-politics; Learning objectives; Introduction; Origins of geo-politics; Critical geo-politics; Formal, practical and popular geo-politics.
Responsibility: Anoop Nayak and Alex Jeffrey.

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Geographical Thought provides a clear and accessible introduction to the key ideas and figures in human geography. The book provides an essential introduction to the theories that have shaped the study of societies and space. Opening with an exploration of the founding concepts of human geography in the nineteenth century academy, the authors examine the range of theoretical perspectives that have emerged within human geography over the last century from feminist and marxist scholarship, through to post-colonial and non-representational theories. Each chapter contains insightful li.

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