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Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Geography


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Geography of the National Health (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) An Essay in Welfare Geography

Geography of the National Health (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): An Essay in Welfare Geography

1st Edition

By John Eyles
August 04, 2016

This book considers the social and geographical context in which the National Health Service (NHS) operated during the 1970s and 1980s. It argues that disease and health care systems are the product to a large degree of the wider social and cultural context. It explores the relationship between ...

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Edited By Audrey Kobayashi, Suzanne Mackenzie
February 29, 2016

This book highlights the increasingly important contribution of geographical theory to the understanding of social change, values, economic & political organization and ethical imperatives. As a cohesive collection of chapters from well-known geographers in Britain and North America, it ...

Humanistic Geography Problems and Prospects

Humanistic Geography: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By David Ley, Marwyn Samuels
January 29, 2016

Humanistic geography now has an established position in the intellectual development of contemporary geography. However there has so far been little attempt to draw together the humanistic approach in one broad statement. This book by the leading figures in the field provides a platform for the ...

Geography Since the Second World War

Geography Since the Second World War

1st Edition

Edited By Ron Johnston, Paul Claval
January 20, 2016

The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ‘models’ – French, ...

The Social Geography of Medicine and Health

The Social Geography of Medicine and Health

1st Edition

By John Eyles, Kevin Woods
January 20, 2016

This book, originally published in 1983, drawing material from Europe, the USA, the Soviet Union and the Developing World, provides a comprehensive review of the key issues in medical geography. It sets the central problems of medical geography in a broad social context as well as in a spatial one ...

David Harvey's Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

David Harvey's Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

By John Paterson
December 18, 2015

The emphasis of this book is to explore two major philosophical influences in contemporary human geography, namely logical positivism and Marxism, and to explore the relationships between philosophy, methodology and geographical research. Rather than being a biography of David Harvey, the book ...

The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

By Roger Minshull
December 18, 2015

This book is an introduction to the nature of geography. There are detailed sections on content, methods and purposes and an attempt is made to distinguish progress from those changes which are merely fashion and those which result in genuine progress. One of these, resulting partly from the ...

The Scope of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Scope of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

By Rhoads Murphey
December 18, 2015

This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has ...

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) Essays on the Experience of Place

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Essays on the Experience of Place

1st Edition

Edited By Douglas Pocock
December 07, 2015

This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has ...

Regional Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) Current Developments and Future Prospects

Regional Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography): Current Developments and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By R. J. Johnston, Joost Hauer, G. Hoekveld
November 24, 2015

This book urges the case for reinstating regional geography as a contemporary and relevant methodology. Much interest was shown in the 1980s in reviving, yet restructuring, the field of regional geography. The essays in this book both review that work and propose a way forward. The essays divide ...

The Future of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Future of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Edited By R. J. Johnston
November 24, 2015

The chapters in this book address fundamental questions of the nature and purpose of geography, scrutinising its contents, philosophy and methodology. Aimed at undergraduates its purpose is to broaden the debate about what geography had become during the 1980s and what shape it might take in the ...

The Geography of Crime (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

The Geography of Crime (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

1st Edition

Edited By David Evans, David Herbert
November 24, 2015

This book presents original research into contemporary geographical aspects of the study of crime. The contributors, drawn from different disciplines within the social sciences and from various countries, give a review of the subject which provides a valuable insight into the geography of crime. ...

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