Key Ideas in Geography

Series Editors: Sarah Holloway, Gill Valentine

The Key Ideas in Geography series will provide strong, original, and accessible texts on important spatial concepts for academics and students working in the fields of geography, sociology and anthropology, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of urban and rural studies, development and cultural studies. Each text will locate a key idea within its traditions of thought, provide grounds for understanding its various usages and meanings, and offer critical discussion of the contribution of relevant authors and thinkers.

  • Mobility

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Adey

    Paperback – 2017-03-01 
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    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Migration

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Samers, Michael Collyer

    While the subject of migration has received enormous attention in academic journals and books across the social sciences, introductory texts on the matter are few and far between. Even fewer books have explored migration through a critical and explicit engagement with spatial concepts. Now in its…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 
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  • Creativity

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Creativity, whether lauded as the oil of the 21st century, touted as a driver of international policy, or mobilised by activities, has been very much part of the zeitgeist of the last few decades. Offering the first accessible, but conceptually sophisticated account of the critical geographies of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03 
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  • Wilderness

    By Phillip Vannini, April Vannini

    Wilderness provides a multidisciplinary introduction into the diverse ways in which we make sense of wilderness: how we conceptualise it, experience it, interact with, and imagine it. Drawing upon key theorists, philosophers, and researchers who have contributed important knowledge to the topic,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-12
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  • Citizenship

    By Richard Yarwood

    The idea of citizenship is widely used in daily life. ‘Citizenship tests’ are used to determine who can inhabit a country; ‘citizen charters’ have been used to prescribe levels of service provision; ‘citizens’ juries’ are used in planning or policy enquiries; ‘citizenship’ lessons are taught in…

    Paperback – 2013-12-13
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  • Rural

    By Michael Woods

    The division of ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ is one of the oldest ideas in Geography and is deeply engrained in our culture. Throughout history, the rural has been attributed with many meanings: as a source of food and energy; as a pristine wilderness, or as a bucolic idyll; as a playground, or a place of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-06
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  • Scale

    By Andrew Herod

    Geographical scale is a central concept enabling us to make sense of the world we inhabit. Amongst other things, it allows us to declare one event or process a national one and another a global or regional one. However, geographical scales and how we think about them are profoundly…

    Paperback – 2010-08-11
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  • Migration

    By Michael Samers

    In the context of global security concerns, humanitarian crises and skill shortages migration and immigration have become central to economic, political and social debates at the beginning of the twenty-first century. And while migration and immigration have certainly not escaped the attention of…

    Paperback – 2009-11-30
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    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Mobility

    By Peter Adey

    As everything from immigration, airport security and road tolling become headline news, the need to understand mobility has never been more pertinent. Yet ‘mobility’ remains remarkably elusive in summary and definition. This introductory text makes ‘mobility’ tangible by explaining the key theories…

    Paperback – 2009-07-14
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  • Landscape

    By John Wylie, John Wylie

    Landscape is a stimulating introduction to and contemporary understanding of one of the most important concepts within human geography. A series of different influential readings of landscape are debated and explored, and, for the first time, distinctive traditions of landscape writing are…

    Paperback – 2007-07-16
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    Key Ideas in Geography

  • City

    By Phil Hubbard, Phil Hubbard

    City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of ‘the city’ nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of ‘the city’…

    Paperback – 2006-09-21
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  • Home

    By Alison Blunt, Robyn Dowling

    ‘Home’ is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across…

    Paperback – 2006-08-03
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  • Nature

    By Noel Castree

    Exploring the shifting ways in which geographers have studied nature, this book emphasizes the relationships and differences between human geography, physical geography and resource and hazards geography. The first to consider the topic of nature in modern geography as a whole, this distinctive…

    Paperback – 2005-07-21
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    Key Ideas in Geography