1080 Pages 232 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    1080 Pages 232 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    1080 Pages 232 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introducing Human Geographies is a ‘travel guide’ into the academic subject of human geography and the things that it studies. The coverage of the new edition has been thoroughly refreshed to reflect and engage with the contemporary nature and direction of human geography. 

    This updated and much extended fourth edition includes a diverse range of authors and topics from across the globe, with a completely revised set of contributions reflecting contemporary concerns in human geography. Presented in four parts with a streamlined structure, it includes over 70 contributions written by expert international researchers addressing the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. It maps out the big, foundational ideas that have shaped the discipline past and present; explores key research themes being pursued in human geography’s various sub-disciplines; and identifies emerging collaborations between human geography and other disciplines in the areas of technology, justice and environment. This comprehensive, stimulating and cutting-edge introduction to the field is richly illustrated throughout with full colour figures, maps and photos.

    The book is designed especially for students new to university degree courses in human geography across the world, and is an essential reference for undergraduate students on courses related to society, place, culture and space.

    Part 1 Introductions

    1 Understanding Human Geographies
    Mark Goodwin, Kelly Dombroski, Junxi Qian and Andrew Williams

    2 Doing Human Geographies
    Kelly Dombroski, Mark Goodwin, Junxi Qian and Andrew Williams

    Part 2 Foundations

    3 Scale
    Joe Blakey

    4 Time
    Kajsa Ellegard

    5 Place
    Soren Larsen

    6 Landscape
    John Wylie

    7 More-than-human
    Gay’wu Group of Women and Yandaarra  
    (Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Uncle Bud Marshall, Aunty Shaa Smith, Neeyan Smith, Sarah Wright, Lara Daley, Kate Lloyd, Sandie Suchet-Pearson and Paul Hodge)

    8 More-than-representation

    Paul Simpson

    9 Majority and Minority Worlds

    Nelson Oppong and Kelly Dombroski

    10 Indigeneity

    Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, Ritodhi Chakraborty and Aline Carrara

    11 Mobilities
    Peter Adey

    12 Gender and sexuality
    Lynda Johnston

    13 Ethnicity and race
    Heather Winlow

    Part 3 Themes

    Section 1 Area Geographies

    14 Knowing Area Geographies
    Junxi Qian and Andrew Williams

    15 Urban theory
    Regan Koch

    16 Global cities
    Ben Derudder

    17 Comparative urbanism
    Jennifer Robinson

    18 Rurality
    Menelaos Gkartzios 

    19 Comparative ruralities
    Li Yurui 

    20 Region
    Enrico Gualini 

    21 Lived regions
    Andrew McGregor 

    Section 2 Cultural geographies

    22 Knowing cultural geographies
    Junxi Qian and Andrew Williams 

    23 Imaginative geographies
    Ning An

    24 Affect and emotion
    Ben Anderson

    25 Performance and the performing arts
    Amanda Rogers and Charlotte Veal 

    26 Materialities
    Joseph Pierce

    27 Travel and tourism
    J.J. Zhang and T.C. Chang

    28 Religion
    Orlando Woods 

    29 Spectral geography
    Julian Holloway

    Section 3 Economic geographies

    30 Knowing Economies
    Mark Goodwin and Kelly Dombroski

    31 Money and Finance
    Sarah Hall

    32 Consumption
    Juliana Mansvelt

    33 Work
    Katharine McKinnon and Kelly Dombroski

    34 Informal economies
    Gengzhi Huang

    35 Economic globalisation
    Jana Kleibert 

    36 Global economies of care
    Gianne Sheena Sabio and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas 

    37 New economic geographies of development
    Elise Klein 

    38 Innovation for the pluriverse
    Suliasi Vunibola and Steven Ratuva 

    Section 4 Environmental geographies

    39 Knowing environments
    Kelly Dombroski and Junxi Qian

    40 Global and local environmental problems and activism 

    Amanda Thomas 

    41 Climate change
    Chie Sakakibara 

    42 Sustainability
    Kersty Hobson 

    43 Nature culture
    Bawaka Country  
    (including Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Sarah Wright, Lara Daley and Kate Lloyd)

    44 Political Ecology

    Jessica Dempsey and Juanita Sundberg 

    45 Rethinking environmental governance
    Meg Parsons and Melissa Nursey-Bray 

    Section 5 Political geographies

    46 Knowing Political Geographies

    Andrew Williams and Mark Goodwin

    47 Territory

    Rogério Haesbaert and Sam Halvorsen

    48 Nationalism and nation-states
    Angharad Closs Stephens and Franz Bernhardt 

    49 Colonisation and colonialism
    Amba J. Sepie 

    50 Borders
    Gabriel Popescu 

    51 Critical geopolitics
    Sara Fregonese 

    52 Neoliberalism
    Julie MacLeavy

    53 Activism and Protest
    Richard J. White

    Section 6 Social geographies

    54 Knowing social geographies
    Andrew Williams and Kelly Dombroski

    55 Social inequality
    Andrew Williams

    56 Stigma and exclusion
    Jon May

    57 Migration and diaspora
    Joris Schapendonk and Maggi Leung  

    58 Identity and difference
    Carl Bonner-Thompson 

    59 Age and the geographies of childhood and youth

    Peter Kraftl and Sophie Hadfield-Hill

    60 Health and well-being

    David Conradson

    61 Care and responsibility
    Miriam J. Williams and Emma R. Power

    Part 4 Collaborations

    Section 1 Collaborations for the Anthropocene

    62 Anthropocene collaborations
    Noel Castree

    63 Environmental humanities
    Donna Houston and Emily O’Gorman 

    64 Postcapitalist geographies
    Thomas Smith and Benedikt Schmid 

    65 Commons
    Jenny Cameron

    Section 2 Collaborations with technology

    66 Big Data
    Benjamin Adams

    67 Participatory cartographies for social change
    Luke Drake

    68 Smart cities and everyday urbanism
    Prince K Guma 

    69 Ordinary technologies of everyday life
    Chen Liu 

    Section 3 Collaborations with justice

    70 Black geographies
    Camilla Hawthorne

    71 Decolonisation
    Mike Ross, Rebecca Kiddle, Amanda Thomas, Bianca Elkington, Ocean Ripeka Mercier and Jennie Smeaton

    72 Queer geographies
    Rachel Bayer and Kath Browne 

    73 Spiritual activism and postsecularity
    Andrew Williams and Callum Sutherland 

    Part 5 Afterword

    74 Going forward with human geography
    Andrew Williams, Kelly Dombroski, Mark Goodwin and Junxi Qian


    Kelly Dombroski is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow and Associate Professor of Geography at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Mark Goodwin is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK.

    Junxi Qian is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.

    Andrew Williams is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Cardiff University, Wales.

    Paul Cloke was Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter, UK.