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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:</p> <p></p> <p>· A comprehensive contexualising essay: Introducing Philosophies, People and Practices</p> <p></p> <p>· 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</p> <p></p> <p>· 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</p> <p></p> <p>· 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</p> <p></p> <p>· Student Exercises and Glossary</p> <p></p> <p>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.</p> <p></p> <p>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.

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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. 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.

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ISBN:
9780761942634
Author:
Aitken, Stuart C.
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Editor:
Valentine, Gill
Editor:
Aitken, Stuart
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
349
Dimensions:
9.52x6.66x.74 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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. 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.
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