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Envisioning Human Geographies





ISBN 9780340720127
Published January 30, 2004 by Routledge
258 Pages

 
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Book Description

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:



·space

·nature

·enclosure

·political-economy

·non-representation

·post-colonialism

·feminism

·post-structuralism

·computation

·morality

·spirituality

·activism.



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.

Table of Contents

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

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Author(s)

Biography

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.

Reviews

... 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