“An essential synopsis of essential readings that every human geographer must read. It is highly recommended for those just embarking on their careers as well as those who need a reminder of how and why geography moved from the margins of social thought to its very core.” —Barney Warf, Florida State University “Key Texts in Human Geography will surely become a ‘key text’ itself. Read any chapter and you will want to compare it with another. Before you realize, an afternoon is gone and then you are tracking down the originals…” —James D. Sidaway, School of Geography, University of Plymouth A unique resource for students, Key Texts in Human Geography provides concise but rigorous overviews of the key texts that have formed post-war human geography. The text has been designed as a student-friendly guide that will: explain the text in relation to the geographical debates at the time of writing discuss the text's main arguments and sources of evidence review the initial reception, subsequent evaluation, and continued influence of each key texts contribution to how geographers understand space and place Intended Audience: Written in a clear and accessible way, by acknowledged scholars of the texts, an essential resources for undergraduates, Key Texts in Human Geography will be widely used and highly cited in courses on methods and approaches in geography.

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape (1984): Denis Cosgrove

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape (1984): Denis Cosgrove

Social formation and symbolic landscape (1984): Denis Cosgrove

The Palladian country house and its enclosed parkland of sweeping lawns, artistically grouped trees and serpentine lakes offers a synthesis of motifs owing their origins to a range of sources: late renaissance Italy, classical humanism, the literary pastoral and the seventeenth-century painters in Rome. The finest of these ‘landscapes’, the parks at Stowe, Stourhead, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Blenheim or The Leasowes, have come to be regarded as representative almost of the very character of the English countryside. From a rather different perspective they represent the victory of a new concept of landownership, best identified by that favourite eighteenth century word, property. The ideology of English parkland landscape may perhaps best ...

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