This new key textbook for introductory courses in human geography provides first and second-year undergraduates with a comprehensive thematic approach to the changing human geography of the UK at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering local, regional, national, European and global issues, it also explores in some detail topics which are part of the lived experience of undergraduates themselves, such as crime, unemployment, social exclusion and AIDS.
User-friendly textbook features include:
* chapter introductions, summaries and important theoretical principles
* up-to-date further reading and key on-line sources
* case studies, examples and revision questions.
Table of Contents
Part I - The Human Geography of the UK: Some Issues 1. Approaches to the human geography of the UK 2. The UK in a global context 3. Processes of socio-economic change 4. An era of exclusion: polarisation and division 5. Cultural change 6. Political change Part II - The UK in a Period of Change 7. The UK population 8. Work 9. Consumption and leisure 10. Health and wellbeing 11. Culture and identity 12. Policy responses Part III - The UK: a Society and State Divided? 13. Constitutional and political change with Peter Shirlow 14. Geographical divisions: a tale of two regions 15. The haves and the have-nots 16: The geography of polarisation and division with Peter Shirlow