Approaches To Human Geography

Author: Stuart C. Aitken
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 147390742X
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"The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective." - Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it: Section One – Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies Section Two – People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts Section Three – Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.

Approaches To Human Geography

Author: Stuart Aitken
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446222772
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Approaches to Human Geography is the essential student primer on theory and practice in human geography. It is a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. In three sections, the text provides: · A comprehensive contexualising essay: Introducing Philosophies, People and Practices · Philosophies: written by the principal proponents, easily comprehensible accounts of: Positivistic Geographies; Humanism; Feminist Geographies; Marxism; Structuration Theory; Behavioral Geography; Realism; Post Structuralist Theories; Actor-Network Theory; and Post Colonialism · People: prominent geographers explain events that formed their ways of knowing; the section offers situated accounts of theory and practice by, for example: David Ley; Linda McDowell; and David Harvey · Practices: applied accounts of Quantification, Evidence and Positivism; Geographic Information Systems; Humanism; Geography, Political Activism, and Marxism; the Production of Feminist Geographies; Poststructuralist Theory; Environmental Inquiry in a Postcolonial World; Contested Geographies · Student Exercises and Glossary Avoiding jargon - while attentive to the rigor and complexity of the ideas that underlie geographic knowledge – the text is written for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches before. This is a beginning guide to geographic research and practice. Comprehensive and accessible, it will be the core text for courses on Approaches to Human Geography; Philosophy and Geography; and the History of Geography; and a key resource for students beginning research projects.

Methods In Human Geography

Author: Robin Flowerdew
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582473218
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An accessible guide to a wide variety of contemporary research methods, providing an overview of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, together with guidance on how to develop each approach.

People And Environment

Author: D.J. Walmsley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317897323
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Human Geography

Author: John Carl Lowe
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
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Methods And Techniques In Human Geography

Author: Guy M. Robinson
Editor: John Wiley & Son Limited
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The study of Human Geography has changed. From the quantitative revolution of the 1960s to the recent ‘cultural turn’, new theories, approaches, methodologies and arguments have completely remapped the discipline of Geography. Methods and Techniques in Human Geography provides the fullest available introduction and assessment of these changes in both quantitative and qualitative Geography. Clearly, concisely and generously written, Methods and Techniques in Human Geography will become the students’ companion to one of the most widely misunderstood, contested and fascinating areas of Human Geography. Geography / Social Science Contents Introduction Exploring Geographical Data Testing Hypotheses Measuring Associations Multivariate Analysis Generalised Linear Models and Categorical Data Analysis Spatial Allocation Spatial Interaction Spatial Statistics, Spatial Models and Spatial Structure Space and Time Systems and Geographical Information Systems Investigating Behaviour and Perception Qualitative Methods Marxist Analysis in Human Geography Feminist Geographies Postmodern Geographies.

Qualitative Research Methods In Human Geography

Author: Iain Hay
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ISBN: 9780199010905
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"Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography is a comprehensive, practical guide to understanding and conducting qualitative research in human geography. Using a unique "how-to" approach to focus on the practical application of research in human geography by providing real-world examples of research methods at work in case studies, this fourth edition teaches students how to plan, execute, interpret, and effectively communicate qualitative research. With the inclusion of new Canadian and North American examples throughout, in addition to international and Asia-Pacific examples, the text achieves its goal of providing an in-depth overview of qualitative research methods relevant to human geography that is both readable and accessible for students. Now in its fourth edition, Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography returns with improved readability for undergraduate students, end-of-chapter review exercises, and an appendix of example field notes, making the text much more accessible, current, andrelevant to today's human geography students. Three new chapters have also been added on the topics of feminist and indigenous approaches, visual methods, and new media."--

Human Mosaic

Author: Mona Domosh
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464115524
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The classic text originated by Terry Jordan remains a bestselling classroom favorite, continually offering students a cohesive framework for exploring both the defining core topics of human geography and the most important, emerging issues in the field. In the new edition, authors Mona Domosh, Roderick Neumann, and Patricia Price offer their take on Terry Jordan's unique approach, organizing each chapter around five essential themes: • Region • Mobility • Globalization • Nature-Culture • Cultural Landscape Within this thematic approach, the new edition offers fully updated coverage, new features and pedagogy, and new media options.

Qualitative Methods In Human Geography

Author: John Eyles
Editor: Barnes & Noble Imports
ISBN: 9780389208044
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To find more information on Rowman & Littlefield titles, please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

Approaching Human Geography

Author: Paul J. Cloke Chris Philo David Sadler
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446223048
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This introduction to the development of new theoretical approaches to human geography sets out to explain the key features of these new approaches, and to trace their antecedents and implications. The authors also highlight points of comparison and contrast, inter-connection and dissimilarity. An introductory chapter describes and accounts for the theoretical diversity present within twentieth-century human geography, and particular attention is paid to the transition from environmental and regional approaches to the spatial science of the 1960s. This chapter then sets the stage for the later chapters, which deal systematically with different post-1960s approaches: Marxism, humanism, realism, structuration and postmodernism. Each of these chapters deals with the chronological development of the appropriate literature, describes the key claims and arguments, and then presents a worked example to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of an approach in practice. A concluding chapter re-integrates the diverse themes and reflects briefly on possible future theoretical developments in human geography in the 1990s. The principal chapters of the book are framed by both a preface and an epilogue, which address questions about relativism in approaching human geography, while also stressing the need for continued commitment and critical sensitivity in geographical enquiry. The book is written in an easily accessible style with generous expositions of key claims and arguments, and thorough cross-referencing between chapters.

Key Methods In Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446243633
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"Its range is far broader than the majority of methods texts, being concerned with both human and physical geography... Given the seriousness with which Key Methods in Geography approaches all aspects of research, it will continue to find wide favour among undergraduate geographers." - Times Higher Education Textbook Guide "All geographers, whatever their interest, need to do research. This book will help them get started in the best possible way, with thoughtful advice on everything from project design, through choice of methods, to data analysis and presentation. The editors have assembled an impressive array of authors, all experts in their chosen field." - Tim Burt, University of Durham "Excellent book. Valuable teaching aid. Well written and covers a wide range of methods thoroughly." - Sue Rodway-Dyer, Exeter University "This is an excellent book and deals with a number of topics (which I teach) outside of the tutorial module where it is a recommended text for geographers. A very useful textbook throughout a 3 year Geography programme." - Ian Harris, Bangor University Key Methods in Geography is an introduction to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It is unique in the reference literature for providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. An accessible primer, it will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. This second edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on internet mediated research, diaries as a research method, making observations and measurements in the field, and the analysis of natural systems. Organized into four sections: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Generating and Working with Data in Human Geography; Generating and Working with Data in Physical Geography; Representing and Interpreting Geographical Data; each chapter comprises: A short definition A summary of the principal arguments A substantive 5,000-word discussion Use of real-life examples Annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 2nd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

Human Geography

Author: D. J. Walmsley
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
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Contemporary Approaches To Geography

Author: Charles Rawding
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ISBN: 9781899857968
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Contemporary Approaches to Geography Volume 1: Human Geography is part of a series of three titles intended to introduce the latest ideas in geographical thinking into the secondary classroom.

Philosophy And Human Geography

Author: R. J. Johnston
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470249666
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Johnston traced the debates within human geography since 1945 over philosophical and methodological issues. In the present book, the aim is the complementary one of giving an introduction to the foundation of those discussions, assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy.

Concepts In Human Geography

Author: Associate Professor of Geography Kent Mathewson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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This collection explores the origins, development, and applications of the most fundamental and enduring concepts in human geography. Providing the most comprehensive examination of the field to date, nine essays on substantive concepts, such as nature, culture, space, time, region, and ecology, are flanked by seven essays on methodological concepts ranging from maps and models to feminism and postmodernism. More universal in scope, more conceptual in content, and more accessible in exposition than books on themes and contemporary debates in geography, Concepts in Human Geography makes an excellent text in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in geographic methods, history, and philosophy.

An Introduction To The Geography Of Health

Author: Peter Anthamatten
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415498058
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Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A geographic approach to the study of health offers a critical perspective to these issues, considering how changing relationships between people and their environments influence human health. An Introduction to the Geography of Health provides an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field, covering theoretical and methodological background. The text is divided into three sections which consider distinct approaches and techniques related to health geographies. Section one introduces ecological approaches, with a focus on how natural and built environments affect human health. For instance, how have irrigation projects influenced the spread of water-borne diseases? How can modern healthcare settings, such as hospitals, affect the spread and evolution of pathogens? Section two discusses social aspects of health and healthcare, considering health as not merely a biological interaction between a pathogen and human host, but as a process that is situated among social factors which ultimately drive who suffers from what, and where disease occurs. Section three then considers spatial techniques and approaches to exploring health, giving special focus to the growing role of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of health. This clearly written text contains a range of pedagogical features including a wealth of global case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a colour plate section and over eighty diagrams and figures. The accompanying website also provides presentations, exercises, further resources, and tables and figures. This book is an essential introductory text for undergraduate students studying Geography, Health and Social Studies.

Philosophy And Human Geography

Author: Ronald John Johnston
Editor: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780713163858
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Making Human Geography

Author: Kevin R. Cox
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462512917
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This book cogently examines how human geography has developed from a field with limited self-awareness regarding method and theory to the vibrant study of society and space that it is today. Kevin R. Cox provides an interpretive, critical perspective on Anglo-American geographic thought in the 20th and 21st centuries. He probes the impact of the spatial-quantitative revolution and geography's engagement with other social sciences, particularly in social theory. Key concepts and theories in the field are explained and illustrated with instructive research examples. Cox explores both how new approaches to human geography get constructed and what each school of thought has contributed to understanding the world in which we live.