Geographies of Global Change: Remapping the World / Edition 2

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This volume provides students with a series of critical insights into the economic, political, social, cultural and ecological dimensions of change at every geographical scale from the global to the local.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of the previous edition:
"A wonderfully rich and invigorating mapping of late modern geographies; essential reading for anyone striving to understand the complexity and diversity of the contemporary world at the end of the twentieth century - Geographies of Global Change is clearly written, rigorously argued, and gripping reading. It redefines what we mean by a "textbook" and sets new standards for teachers and students alike." John Pickles, Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky.

"This book is a remarkably coherent collection and altogether a significant accomplishment. It is notable for the high standards achieved by the individual contributions and also for the contemporary relevances of the arguments marshalled. Accessible and informative, it should be indispensable reading for every geography major. Teachers will enjoy using it. Editors and authors alike are to congratulated on an impressive achievement." Kevin R Cox, Professor of Geography, The Ohio State University.

"There is no better text for helping to grasp the breadth of issues implied by global change, and for getting a sense of what needs to be done." Neil Smith, Professor of Geography, Rutgers University.

Second edition-

"This is an excellent collection which more than maintains the high standards of the first edition... has been expanded and revised to take into account changes over the last six years, changes that are substantive in character, as well as changes in emphasis in the ongoing and broader debate about globalization. Always clear in its arguments, it takes the fertile theme of globalization in all its variety of expression, to demonstrate the many and nuanced ways in which geography matters. It will appeal particularly to undergraduates but it is a book from which we can all learn something." Kevin Cox, Ohio State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631222866
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Johnston is Professor of Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol.

Peter J. Taylor is Professor of Geography at the University of Loughborough.

Michael Watts is Chancellor's Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.



1. Geography/Globalization. (Peter J. Taylor, Michael J Watts, and R J Johnston).

Part I: Geoeconomic Change.

2. A Hyperactive World. (Nigel Thrift).

3. Trading Worlds. (Peter Dicken).

4. From Farming to Agribusiness: Global Agri-food Networks. (Sarah Whatmore).

5. Transnational Corporations and Global Divisions of Labor. (Richard Wright).

6. Global Change in a World of Organized Labor. (Andrew Herod).

7. Trajectories of Development Theory: Capitalism, Socialism and Beyond. (David Slater).

Part II: Geopolitical Change.

8. Democracy and Human Rights After the Cold War. (John Agnew).

9. The Renaissance of Nationalism. (Nuala C. Johnson).

10. Global Regulation and Trans-state Organization. (Susan M. Roberts).

11. The Rise of the Workfare State. (Joe Painter).

12. Post-Cold War Geopolitics: Contrasting Superpowers in a World of Global Dangers. (Gerard OTualhail).

Part III: Geosocial Change.

13. Population Crisis: From Global to Local. (Elspeth Graham and Paul Boyle).

14. Global Change and Patterns of Death and Disease. (John Eyles).

15. Changing Women's Status in a Global Economy. (Susan Christopherson).

16. Stuck in Place: Children in the Globalization of Social Reproduction. (Cindi Katz).

17. Race and Globalization. (Ruth Wilson Gilmore).

Part IV: Geocultural Change.

18. Consumption in the Globalizing World. (Peter Jackson).

19. Understanding Diversity: The Problem of/for “Theory”. (Linda McDowell).

20. Resisting and Reshaping Destructive Development: Social Movements and Globalizing Networks. (Paul Routledge).

21. World Cities and the Organization of Global Space. (Paul L. Knox).

22. The Emerging Geographies of Cyberspace. (Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge).

Part V: Geoenvironmental Change.

23.The Earth Transformed: Trends, Trajectories, and Patterns. (William B. Meyer and B. L. Turner II).

24.The Earth as Input: Resources. (Jody Emel, Gavin Bridge, and Rob Krueger).

25.The Earth as Output: Pollution. (David K. C. Jones).

26.Sustainable Development? (W.M Adams).

27.Environmental Governance. (Simon Dalby).

Part VI: Conclusion.

28. Remapping the World. What sort of map? What sort of world? (Peter J Taylor, Michael J Watts, and R J Johnston).



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