Geography And Geographers 6th Edition: Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945 by Ron JohnstonGeography And Geographers 6th Edition: Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945 by Ron Johnston

Geography And Geographers 6th Edition: Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945

byRon Johnston, James Sidaway

Paperback | May 28, 2004

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Geography and Geographers provides a survey of the major debates, key thinkers and schools of thought in human geography in the English-speaking world, setting them within the context of economic, social, cultural and political as well as intellectual changes. It focuses on the debates among geographers regarding what their discipline should study and how that should be done, and draws on a wide reading of the geographical literature produced during a fifty-year period characterised by both growth in the number of academic geographers and substantial shifts in conceptions of the discipline's scientific rationale.



The pace and volume of change within the discipline show no sign of diminishing, and this sixth edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect both continued developments within established fields of inquiry and the introduction of significantly new approaches during the last decade. There is more material on cultural geography, 'radical approaches', and feminist geographies, alongside comprehensive coverage of recent changes across the discipline. Above all, the book maintains its traditional strength of offering a thoroughly contemporary perspective on human geography.







Praise for Geography and Geographers



'has probably done more to shape human geographers' collective sense of what geography is and has been about than any other single source' Political Geography



'this is a fine book. It has no equal for providing a comprehensive tour d'horizon of modern human geography.' Environment and Planning A
Ron Johnston is Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. James Sidaway is Professor in Human Geography at the University of Plymouth, UK.
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Title:Geography And Geographers 6th Edition: Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:542 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:May 28, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340808608

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Table of Contents

1. The nature of an academic discipline
      Disciplines and institutions
      The academic working environment
      Three types of science
      The external environment
      Academic life
      Conclusions
2. Foundations
      Geography in the modern period
      Exploration
      Environmental determinism and possibilism
      The region and regional geography
      Geography in the early 1950s
3. Growth of systematic studies and the adoption of ¿scientific method¿
      The critique of regional geography
      Schaefer¿s paper and the response
      Developments in systematic geography in the United States
      Scientific method in human geography
      Spread of scientific method
      Conclusions
4. Human geography as spatial science
      Spatial variables and spatial systems
      Spatial theory
      Systems
      Spatial separatism
      Behavioural geography
      Spatial (or geo-) statistics
      Computers and GIS
      Moving forward
      Conclusions
5. Humanistic geography
      Cultural and historical behavioural geography
      The attack on positivism
      The practice of humanistic geography
      Conclusions
6. ¿Radical¿ geographies
      Radical beginnings
      Structuralist Marxisms and regulation theory
      ¿Localities¿
      A ¿new regional geography¿
      Realism and structuration
      The production of nature
      Radicals in debate
      Conclusions
7. Postmodern geographies
      Posts- and turns
      Postmodernism
      Poststructuralism: power, language, texts and discourse
      Postcolonialism: decolonising human geography?
      Conclusions
8. Feminist geographies
      Diverse strands
      Rethinking histories of geography
      From the geography of women to socialist feminisms
      Feminist geographies of difference
      Sexuality and space
      Conclusions
9. Applied geography and the relevance debate
      Disenchantment and disillusion in academic geography
      Relevance, to what and for whom?
      The liberal contribution
      Inequality, justice and ethics
      Environmentalism
      Geographers and policy
      Changing contexts and applied geography
      Continuing debates
      Conclusions
10. A changing discipline?
      Human geographers and models of disciplinary progress
      Geography and its environment
      Geographies of geography?
      Human geography: paradigms, or research programmes, or ¿?
      An abundance of turbulence
      And the future?
Bibliography
General Index
Author Index

Editorial Reviews

A great updated sixth edition - once again the market leader in the field.Dr Myles Gould, University of Leeds 'A revamped classic, essential for student reading.'Dr A Nayak, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne This text will be invaluable for students on our new Geography and Planning degree as a crucial survey of the evolution of geography since 1945. It is without equal as a summary of the discipline and its contemporary development.Mr D. Valler, University of Sheffield, UK