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Edited by Dr Rob Kitchen, Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at the National University of Ireland, the Key Concepts in Human Geography series is an innovative set of companion texts for undergraduate students of the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, they provide a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in their field. All books in the series are authored by internationally recognized academics and include an introductory chapter and extensive pedagogic features in the form of a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. Morrissey et al have produced a detailed yet expansive guide to an area in which students have been poorly served in the past. Key Concepts in Historical Geography brings alive the human geographies of the past, and demonstrates their relevancy for understanding key aspects of the contemporary world. This new and innovative includes entries on: Colonial and Postcolonial geographies Globalization Space Power Intended Audience: Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Historical Geography.

Class, Hegemony and Resistance
Class, hegemony and resistance
Ulf Strohmayer
Introduction

Historically motivated scholarship is not primarily renowned for the conceptual work it bequeaths to future generations; prizing ‘accuracy’, ‘plausibility’ and, perhaps, the ability to order developments that take place in some ‘longue durée’ or another, historical writing in general and historical geography in particular have only relatively recently acquired a more pronounced taste for conceptually centred labour. It is hence no surprise to see concepts that had achieved wide circulation in human geography such as ‘class’, ‘race’ or ‘gender’ – to name but the principal foci of this section of the book – become explicit and legitimized tools of scholarship only towards the latter part of the twentieth century. Of course, the crucial word being ...

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