A comprehensive, stimulating and cutting-edge guide with the latest thinking on essential topics such as population, biogeography and environmental geographies and new and exciting areas such as mobilities, securities and public spaces.
Sen's 1997 work argues that the success or failure of international development cannot be measured by income alone. Having grown up in India, Sen brings his own understanding of poverty to the issue, arguing that the end goal of development must be human freedom.
Carson's 1962 work Silent Spring was one of the first books ever to highlight environmentalist issues. Focusing on the negative, widespread, and long-lasting effects of human activity on the environment-particularly through the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture-Carson argued that we are all morally obliged to look after the environment.
The Selfish Gene is that rarest of things: an outstanding work of scholarship that has seeped into popular culture. Richard Dawkins's contentious notion that organisms are survival mechanisms for 'selfish genes' has helped shape the debate in evolutionary biology for almost 40 years.
The work of 40 innovative and influential thinkers are profiled in this text to provide students with an engaging introduction to and intellectual survey of those who are and have been instrumental in the way we interact with cities
* The Second Edition of Kaplan's Urban Geography text aims to uncover the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling the wide variety of urban challenges. * Offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today.
Phantom Architecture tells the stories of some fifty unbuilt buildings, describing how they were conceived, exploring their amazing variety, and showing how they have inspired other architects and artists who have looked at their plans in amazement and awe.
An introduction to the theories of territoriality and the geographical outcomes of territorial control. The book takes account of all the substantial developments in the 1990s, exploring both macro- and micro-scale territoriality. Theory is supported by historical and contemporary examples.
This edited collection offers a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the longevity and impact of the spatial turn across disciplines. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in space and place in the humanities and social sciences.
In this bold, exciting and readable volume, Paul Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry Overman illustrate the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policy-making.
Urban Geography a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities.
Agricultural geography changed dramatically during the last decades of the 20th century, reflecting the transformation of the farming industry itself. This text embraces these changes, applying ideas and methods from contemporary social science.
Processes of globalisation, economic restructuring and urban redevelopment have placed events at the centre of strategies for change in cities. This title analyses the process of cultural event development, management and marketing and links these processes to their wider cultural, social and economic context.
Offers a series of visions for the future of human geography. This book presents a debate about what human geography could and should be concerned with in the twenty-first century. It address the shape and direction of human geographies, and contains chapters envisioning an intellectual future for the subject.
Provides a coherent, comprehensive introduction to urban geography. From a global perspective, the authors examine urban trends and their outcomes in both the developed and the less developed countries in order to understand, analyze, and interpret the landscapes, economies, and communities of towns and cities around the world.
* A triple perspective -- the city and economy; the city and society; the city and power. * Includes chapters on race, ethnicity and the city; and on gender, space and power. * Unites political, economic and cultural perspectives. * Examples range from all over the world.
Deals with the theory and practice in Human Geography. This title offers a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. It is suitable for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches.
Practising Human Geography is a critical introduction to key issues in the practice of human geography, informed by the question 'how do geographers do research?' In examining those methods and practices that are essential to doing geography, it presents a theoretically-informed discussion of the construction and interpretation of geographical data
The ambivalent status of urban space in terms of emancipation, democratisation, justice and citizenship is central to recent work in urban geography. Through exploration of the tensions and possibilities between freedoms and constraints offered by the city, the authors build on current perspectives to present an analysis of urban experience.
Explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline. Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', this title explains and discusses: qualitative and ethnographic methodologies; and the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods.
The Dictionary of Human Geography is the definitive guide to issues and ideas, methods and theories in human geography. Now in its fifth edition, this ground-breaking text has been comprehensively revised to reflect the changing nature and practice of human geography and its rapidly developing connections with other fields.
This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they react to the economic realities of the day. Bringing together studies from around the world at different scales.
Provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture and economy. This book features: Histories; Economies and Inequalities; Communities; and Order and Disorder.
Culture is big business. It is at the root of many urban regeneration schemes throughout the world. It is also one of the leaders of the post-Fordist economic revolution, yet the economy of culture is under-theorized and under-developed. In this wide-ranging and penetrating volume, the economic logi
A new series from SAGE Publications Written with reference to the Geography Benchmark Statement, Doing Cultural Geography emphasises active learning, and so will invite students to ask questions, look for the appropriate methods to answer those questions, and decide on the most effective way of representing the findings.
Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relationship between human and non-human, the social and the material, showing how they are intimately and variously linked. General arguments, informed by work in critical geography, feminist theory, environmental ethics, and science studies are illustrated throughout with detailed case-study material.
A interdisciplinary, student focused exploration of contemporary global urban economies. It covers the theoretical alongside the empirical, with boxed examples and suggested reading and websites for every chapter.
This book is an examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance.
Examining the way people imagine and interact in their cities, this book explores the post-cosmopolitan city. The contributors consider the effects of migration, national, and religious revivals (with their new aesthetic sensibilities), the dispositions of marginalized economic actors, and globalized tourism on urban sociality.
Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
This text, by an interdisciplinary team of international child-environment authorities, explores how crucial the relationship of the young and their surroundings is. Covering eight countries, it shows the enormous benefits of involving children in planning and implementing urban improvements.
A manual that shows how to conceptualize, structure and facilitate the participation of young people in the community development process. It is intended for urban planners, municipal officials, community development staff, non-governmental organizations, educators, youth-serving agencies, and youth advocates.
Cities have been destroyed throughout history. And yet in every instance they have risen, phoenix-like from the ashes. This anthology, edited by Lawrence J Vale and Thomas J Campanella, explores the resilience of cities, and the politics and processes that govern urban recovery in the wake of disaster, with case studies from around the globe.
Earth Matters describes the importance of soil, the many ways in which we depend on it, and how humans have worked with the soil throughout history. Exploring the reasons for increasing recognition and respect for soil even among town and city dwellers, Bardgett concludes with a look at current efforts to stop widespread soil degradation.
This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures.
The book outlines the key elements of these new strategies that are being touted as emblematic new configurations that can be unproblematically mobilised, transferred and inserted into other contexts and critically assesses their implications and relevance to other urban contexts.
Addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin. This work contains sixteen chapters each of which deal with a major geographical issue facing the Mediterranean. It also emphasis' the interaction between society and environment in terms of environmental management, differential regional development, and others.