A core text on the philosophy and theory of geography A module like philosophy/theory/history of geography is compulsory in most undergraduate degree programmes. Although the focus in these modules is usually on Human Geography, students of Physical Geography and Environmental Geography also have to take these modules. As well as providing an overview of the ideas The Foundations of Geographic Enquiry is written to be specifically accessible to – and used by – Human Geographers and Physical Geographers.

Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Postmodernism: Life at the Surface

Structuralism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism: Life at the surface

One morning in January 2011, residents of Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, awoke to find a grand piano sitting on a sand bar roughly 200 yards offshore in the bay. Local photographer Suzanne Beard and her husband took their boat out for a closer look, and Suzanne later posted one of her pictures on the National Geographic website. When this was spotted by Yahoo News the ‘piano bar’ went global, reported all across the US and beyond. Responses were mixed, some delighting in the oddity while others disapproved (Kruse, 2012, p. 133). How did the piano get there? Why would a piano be sitting on a sand bar? On the ...

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