1st Edition

Envisioning Human Geographies

Edited By Paul Cloke, Philip Crang, Mark Goodwin Copyright 2004
    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    Bringing together many of the leading human geographers from around the English-speaking world, Envisioning Human Geographies offers a series of personal visions for the future of human geography. The result is a vigorous and far-sighted debate about what human geography could and should be concerned with in the twenty-first century.

    The individual contributors develop their arguments to address the shape and direction of human geographies, with each chapter looking forward and envisioning an intellectual future for the subject. The result is a set of powerful statements written around the themes of:













    The statements are tied via an introduction that discusses the ideological, academic and aesthetic prompts that fire the human geographical imagination.

    Envisioning Human Geographies maps out important new territories of enquiry for human geography, and is essential reading for all students studying the nature and philosophy of the subject.

    On vision and envisioning
    Space and substance in geography
    Engaging ecologies
    Enclosure: a modern spatiality of nature
    Recovering the future: a post-disciplinary perspective on geography and political-economy
    Summoning life
    Postcolonial geographies: spatial narratives of inequality and interconnection
    Feminist geographies: spatialising feminist politics
    Poststructuralist geography: the essential selection
    Computing geographical futures
    Morality, ethics and social justice
    Deliver us from evil? Prospects for living ethically and acting politically in Human Geography
    Activist geographies: building possible worlds


    Paul Cloke in Professor of Geography at the University of Exeter. Philip Crang is Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London. Mark Goodwin is Professor of Geograpy at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

    ... offer geographers and social scientists an insight into what makes this discipline more thank just an account of "notions of space".
    The Times Higher Education Supplement