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Geography and Geographers: Anglo-American Human Geography Since 1945
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GEOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHERS: ANGLO-AMERICAN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY SINCE 1945

PAPERBACK BY JOHNSTON, RON; SIDAWAY, JAMES D.

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ISBN
9780340808603
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EDITION
6TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
542 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 MAY 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

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 a scientific methoda (TM) The critique of regional geography Schaefera (TM)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. a Radicala (TM) geographies Radical beginnings Structuralist Marxisms and regulation theory a Localitiesa (TM) A a new regional geographya (TM) 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 a |? An abundance of turbulence And the future? Bibliography General Index Author Index