“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.
Chapter 5: Conflict, Power and Politics in the City (1973): Kevin Cox
Conflict, Power and Politics in the City (1973): Kevin Cox
The American city is in a state of crisis. The melting pot of yesterday has become a Pandora's box of troubles – flight to the suburbs, ghetto poverty, racial conflict, inadequacies in public provision are fodder for contemporary urban politics. Conflict has become endemic in the metropolitan areas: between the ‘turfs’ of social groups, between suburbs and central city, and between neighborhoods and the city itself. This book is concerned with the geography of these conflicts. (Cox, 1973: 1)
Kevin Cox's third book Conflict, Power and Politics in the City: A Geographic View, had the misfortune to be published in 1973 – the same year as David ...