- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
- Publication Year: 2012 |
- Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446261965 |
- Print ISBN: 9781412903691 |
- Online ISBN: 9781446261965 |
- Series: SAGE Fundamentals of Geography |
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- Subject: Human Geography (general)
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This four-volume set begins with a discussion of the histories and geographies of geographical knowledge. While human geography's succession of “theoretical turns” is important in understanding the discipline, this work also demonstrates the multiple, textured ways in which geography explains how we represent ourselves and others. Volumes III and IV focus on the central concerns of the discipline: Space (in relation to productions, practices and performances) and Nature (in relation to distinctions between “culture” and “nature”).
SAGE Fundamentals of Geography is a series of authoritative Major Works in Human Geography and Physical Geography edited by internationally recognised scholars. The first two in the series are overview volumes on these two main subject areas. Taken together, these two sets demonstrate what is singular about the geographical imagination ...
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[Page xxv]Editors' Introduction: Human GeographyandIntroduction
When we were invited by Sage to identify published work in human geography that represents what is best and most distinctive about the field it seemed an impossible task (it still does) because there is such a rich volume of material to draw from. We decided to focus on English-language and to a lesser extent other European contributions, although we are acutely aware of the irony, even the imperialism, of limiting a field like human geography to knowledges rooted in only a fraction of the world. We discuss below the dangers of delimiting Geography as a European or Euro-American science, and several of our selections return to this issue again and again. If there is a much richer geography ...