Geography and Geographers continues to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of human geography available. It provides a survey of the major debates, key thinkers and schools of thought in the English-speaking world, setting them within the context of economic, social, cultural, political and intellectual changes. It is essential reading for all undergraduate geography students.
It draws on a wide reading of the geographical literature and addresses the ways geography and its history are understood and the debates among geographers regarding what the discipline should study and how.
This extensively updated seventh edition offers a thoroughly contemporary perspective on human geography for new and more experienced students alike.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of an Academic Discipline 2. Foundations 3. Growth of Systematic Studies and the Adoption of 'Scientific Method’ 4. Human Geography as Spatial Science 5. Humanistic Geography 6. 'Radical' Geographies 7. Postmodernism, Poststructuralism and Postcolonialism 8. Gendered Geographies 9. Applied Geography and the Relevance Debates 10. A Changing Discipline?
Ron Johnston is Professor of Geography at the University of Bristol.
James D. Sidaway is Professor of Political Geography at the National University of Singapore.
‘Has probably done more to shape human geographers’ collective sense of what geography is and has been about than any other single source.’
Murray Low [commenting on the fifth edition], Political Geography (2004)
Comments on the seventh edition:
"This new edition of Geography and Geographers is especially welcome. By providing what the authors call "wider discussions of the contexts" within which geographical endeavour has been located, it shows that the historical geography of geography has come of age. As a working map of the territory, this is a superlative piece of intellectual cartography that no geographers wanting to orientate themselves can afford to be without."
Professor David N. Livingstone, Queen’s University Belfast
"Geography and Geographers is a living classic. It provides a compelling and subtle narrative of the key intellectual shifts shaping contemporary Geography, one that is sensitive to the range of factors that shape academic knowledge. An invaluable resource for scholars from students to professors, and an intellectual achievement in its own right."
Professor Clive Barnett, Professor of Geography and Social Theory, University of Exeter