DescriptionThis 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
Notes on Contributors.
1 Introduction (John A. Agnew and James S. Duncan).
Part I Foundations.
2 Where Geography Came From (Peter Burke for David Lowenthal).
3 Cosmographers, Explorers, Cartographers, Chorographers: Defi ning, Inscribing and Practicing Early Modern Geography, c.1450–1850 (Robert J. Mayhew).
4 Colonizing, Settling and the Origins of Academic Geography (Daniel Clayton).
Part II The Classics.
5 German Precursors and French Challengers (Vincent Berdoulay).
6 Creating Human Geography in the English-Speaking World (Ron Johnston).
7 Landscape Versus Region – Part I (Nicolas Howe).
8 Landscape Versus Region – Part II (Kent Mathewson).
9 From Region to Space – Part I (Trevor J. Barnes).
10 From Region to Space – Part II (Anssi Paasi).
Part III Contemporary Approaches.
11 Nature – Part I (Noel Castree).
12 Nature – Part II (Jamie Lorimer).
13 Landscape – Part I (Don Mitchell and Carrie Breitbach).
14 Landscape – Part II (Mitch Rose and John W. Wylie).
15 Place – Part I (Tim Cresswell).
16 Place – Part II (Steven Hoelscher).
17 Territory – Part I (Stuart Elden).
18 Territory – Part II (Jacques Lévy).
19 Globalization – Part I (Richard Florida).
20 Globalization – Part II (Emily Gilbert).
21 World Cities – Part I (Carolyn Cartier).
22 World Cities – Part II (Paul L. Knox).
23 Governance – Part I (Wendy Larner).
24 Governance – Part II (Stephen Legg).
25 Mobility – Part I (David Ley).
26 Mobility – Part II (George Revill).
27 Scale and Networks – Part I (Andrew E.G. Jonas).
28 Scales and Networks – Part II (John Paul Jones III, Sallie A. Marston, and Keith Woodward).
29 Class – Part I (Andrew Herod).
30 Class – Part II (Clive Barnett).
31 Race – Part I (Kay Anderson).
32 Race – Part II (Arun Saldanha).
33 Sexuality – Part I (Natalie Oswin).
34 Sexuality – Part II (Mary E. Thomas).
35 Gender – Part I (Michael Landzelius0.
36 Gender – Part II (Joanne P. Sharp).
37 Geopolitics – Part I (Phil Kelly).
38 Geopolitics – Part II (Merje Kuus).
39 Segregation – Part I (Larry S. Bourne and R. Alan Walks).
40 Segregation – Part II (Steve Herbert).
41 Development – Part I (Glyn Williams).
42 Development – Part II (Wendy Wolford).
“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)