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Human Geography

A History for the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition


224 pages

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'Human Geography' examines the major trends, debates, research and conceptual evolution of human geography during the twentieth century. Considering each of the subject's primary subfields in turn, it addresses developments in both continental European and Anglo-American geography, providing a cutting-edge evaluation of each.

Written clearly and accessibly by leading researchers, the book combines historical astuteness with personal insights and draws on a range of theoretical positions. A central theme of the book is the relative decline of the traditional subdisciplines towards the end of the twentieth century, and the continuing movement towards interdisciplinarity in which the various strands of human geography are seen as inextricably linked.

This stimulating and exciting new book provides a unique insight into the study of geography during the twentieth century, and is essential reading for anyone studying the history and philosophy of the subject.


'Up-to-date, comprehensive and truly cosmopolitan.'
Mr P Hubbard, Loughborough University

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Geographical Visions: the Evolution of Human Geographic Thought in the 20th Century by Peter Gould (Penn State) and Ulf Strohmayer (NUI, Galway)
Chapter 2: Cultural Geography: place and landscape between continuity and change by Paul Claval (Paris-IV) and J. Nicholas Entrikin (UCLA)
Chapter 3: Economic Geography: towards the Century of Globalisation by Georges Benko (Paris-I) and Allen J Scott (UCLA)
Chapter 4: Historical Geography: Locating Time in the Spaces of Modernity by Mark Bassin (UCL) and Vincent Berdoulay (Pau)
Chapter 5: Political Geography: Spaces Between War and Peace by Peter J Taylor (Loughborough) and Herman van der Wusten (Amsterdam)
Chapter 6: Social Geography: Looking for Society in its Spaces by Chris Philo (Glasgow) and Ola Söderström (Neuchâtel)

About the Originator

Ulf Strohmayer is Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Georges Benko is Lecturer at the L'Université Paris 1.

The editors previously combined on Geography, History and Social Science (Kluwer, 1995) and Space and Social Theory: Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity (Blackwell, 1997).

About the Series

Human Geography in the Making

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography