Modern Geographical Thought / Edition 1

Modern Geographical Thought / Edition 1

by Richard Peet
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557863784

ISBN-13: 9781557863782

Pub. Date: 06/16/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Richard Peet looks in detail at the main trends in human geographic thought over the last thirty years, relating these to broader themes in philosophy and social theory. Beginning with existential phenomenology and humanistic geography, the book covers Marxism and radical geography, structuralism, structuration theory, realism, locality studies, various streams of

Overview

Richard Peet looks in detail at the main trends in human geographic thought over the last thirty years, relating these to broader themes in philosophy and social theory. Beginning with existential phenomenology and humanistic geography, the book covers Marxism and radical geography, structuralism, structuration theory, realism, locality studies, various streams of poststructuralism and postmodernism, and feminism.

Each chapter examines a few theories in depth, concentrating on the major works and the nature of their contribution. Many of the ideas covered are dense and complex, but the reader is drawn gradually into the text through notions understandable to students. After spending time with this book the reader should be able to tackle virtually any philosophical theme in contemporary geographic thought.

The book will be central to courses in geographical thought and the history of geographical thought, and as part of virtually all courses in human geography whcih entail philosophy and theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557863782
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/1998
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Preface.

1. Introduction: Geography, Philosophy and Social Theory.

2. Existentialism, Phenomenology and Humanistic Geography.

3. Radical Geography, Marxism, and Marxist Geography.

4. Structuralism and Structural Marxist Geography.

5. Structuration, Realism and Locality Studies.

6. Poststructuralism, Postmodernism and Postmodern Geographies.

7. Feminism Theory and the Geography of Gender.

8. Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.

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