“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.

Logics of Dislocation (1996): Trevor J. Barnes

Logics of Dislocation (1996): Trevor J. Barnes

Logics of dislocation (1996): Trevor J. Barnes

[K]nowledge is acquired in many different ways; there is no single epistemology that reveals the ‘truth’. To see how knowledge is acquired, we must examine the local context; that is, we must see how knowledge is obtained, used, and verified in a particular place and time. This view is relativist; there are no absolutes because one's knowledge is always ‘local’ in origin. (Barnes, 1996: 95)


If there is one core idea that the reader of Logics of Dislocation is intended to take away, it is that there is no core idea that should guide the sub-discipline of economic geography (or indeed any project of knowledge production). Barnes' book is an argument against foundations, ...

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