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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography

John A. Agnew (Editor), James S. Duncan (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-9582-2
624 pages
March 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume provides an up-to-date, authoritative synthesis of the discipline of human geography. Unparalleled in scope, the companion offers an indispensable overview to the field, representing both historical and contemporary perspectives.
  • Edited and written by the world's leading authorities in the discipline
  • Divided into three major sections: Foundations (the history of human geography from Ancient Greece to the late nineteenth century); The Classics (the roots of modern human geography); Contemporary Approaches (current issues and themes in human geography)
  • Each contemporary issue is examined by two contributors offering distinctive perspectives on the same theme
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors x

1 Introduction 1
John A. Agnew and James S. Duncan

Part I Foundations 9

2 Where Geography Came From 11
Peter Burke for David Lowenthal

3 Cosmographers, Explorers, Cartographers, Chorographers: Defining, Inscribing and Practicing Early Modern Geography, c.1450–1850 23
Robert J. Mayhew

4 Colonizing, Settling and the Origins of Academic Geography 50
Daniel Clayton

Part II The Classics 71

5 German Precursors and French Challengers 73
Vincent Berdoulay

6 Creating Human Geography in the English-Speaking World 89
Ron Johnston

7 Landscape Versus Region – Part I 114
Nicolas Howe

8 Landscape Versus Region – Part II 130
Kent Mathewson

9 From Region to Space – Part I 146
Trevor J. Barnes

10 From Region to Space – Part II 161
Anssi Paasi

Part III Contemporary Approaches 177

11 Nature – Part I 179
Noel Castree

12 Nature – Part II 197
Jamie Lorimer

13 Landscape – Part I 209
Don Mitchell and Carrie Breitbach

14 Landscape – Part II 221
Mitch Rose and John W. Wylie

15 Place – Part I 235
Tim Cresswell

16 Place – Part II 245
Steven Hoelscher

17 Territory – Part I 260
Stuart Elden

18 Territory – Part II 271
Jacques Lévy

19 Globalization – Part I 283
Richard Florida

20 Globalization – Part II 298
Emily Gilbert

21 World Cities – Part I 313
Carolyn Cartier

22 World Cities – Part II 325
Paul L. Knox

23 Governance – Part I 336
Wendy Larner

24 Governance – Part II 347
Stephen Legg

25 Mobility – Part I 361
David Ley

26 Mobility – Part II 373
George Revill

27 Scale and Networks – Part I 387
Andrew E.G. Jonas

28 Scales and Networks – Part II 404
John Paul Jones III, Sallie A. Marston, and Keith Woodward

29 Class – Part I 415
Andrew Herod

30 Class – Part II 426
Clive Barnett

31 Race – Part I 440
Kay Anderson

32 Race – Part II 453
Arun Saldanha

33 Sexuality – Part I 465
Natalie Oswin

34 Sexuality – Part II 475
Mary E. Thomas

35 Gender – Part I 486
Michael Landzelius

36 Gender – Part II 501
Joanne P. Sharp

37 Geopolitics – Part I 512
Phil Kelly

38 Geopolitics – Part II 523
Merje Kuus

39 Segregation – Part I 534
Larry S. Bourne and R. Alan Walks

40 Segregation – Part II 547
Steve Herbert

41 Development – Part I 559
Glyn Williams

42 Development – Part II 575
Wendy Wolford

Index 588

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Author Information

John Agnew is Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught at a number of universities including Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Siena. He has authored or co-authored numerous books including Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics (2008) and Globalization and Sovereignty (2009). He is co-editor of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography (2015). 

James Duncan is an Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has written extensively on Culture Theory and landscape interpretation in contemporary America and nineteenth century Sri Lanka. Recent publications include Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb (2004, with Nancy Duncan) and In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (2007).
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Reviews

“There is a small set of materials that I consider essential reading for all my graduate students who call themselves human geographers; this collection has now become one of them.”  (The AAG Review of Books, 10  January 2014)

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