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Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions to Geography)


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This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.
  • Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style
  • Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought
  • Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live

About the Author

Tim Cresswell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Place: A Short Introduction (2004) and On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006). He has also co-edited four collections, including Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects (2011).

Table of Contents

Preface viii

1 Introduction 1

2 Early Geographies 14

3 The Emergence of Modern Geography 35

4 Thinking About Regions 58

5 Spatial Science and the Quantitative Revolution 79

6 Humanistic Geographies 103

7 Marxist Geographies 122

8 Feminist Geographies 147

9 Postmodernism and Beyond 170

10 Toward Poststructuralist Geographies 196

11 Relational Geographies 218

12 More-than-Human Geographies 239

13 Geography's Exclusions 261

Glossary 275

Index 283

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A Critical Introduction
Cresswell, Tim
Human Geography
History & Philosophy of Geography
Sociology - General
Critical Introductions to Geography
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