The social relations of difference – from race and class to gender and inequality – is at the heart of the concept of social geography and this Handbook reconsiders and redirects research in the discipline while examining the changing ideas of individuals and their relationship with structures of power. Organized into five sections, The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies maps out the 'connections' anchored in social geography.
As I write, participation is both in vogue and in crisis. The interest in participation and use of participatory approaches within social geography has been growing enthusiastically (Kindon et al., 2007; Pain and Kindon, 2007; Pain, 2004). This enthusiasm has been spurred on by academics ...