Place: A Short Introduction

Place: A Short Introduction

by Tim Cresswell
     
 

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This text introduces students of human geography to the fundamental concept of place, marrying everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.
  • A short introduction to one of the most fundamental concepts in human geography
  • Marries everyday uses of the term "place" with the more complex theoretical debates

Overview

This text introduces students of human geography to the fundamental concept of place, marrying everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.

  • A short introduction to one of the most fundamental concepts in human geography
  • Marries everyday uses of the term "place" with the more complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it
  • Makes the debates intelligible to students, using familiar stories as a way into more abstract ideas
  • Excerpts and discusses key papers on place by Doreen Massey and David Harvey
  • Considers empirical examples of ways in which the concept of place has been used in research
  • Teaching and learning aids include an annotated bibliography, lists of key readings and texts, a survey of web resources, suggested pedagogical resources and possible student projects

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a truly wonderful book. It is short but not trite or superficial. It is in depth without being dense. It is timely without ignoring classic issues and debates. There is a clear pedagogy here, which is often missing in texts, and it is well written by an outstanding geographer, and so I predict this book will sell very well indeed." Michael Brown, University of Washington

"The idea of place lies at the heart of most significant geographical issues, yet place can often be a difficult and highly contested notion. There is no more authoritative writer on place than Tim Cresswell, and here he presents a formidable multifaceted introduction...which should be read by every student of human geography." Paul Cloke, Bristol University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118725443
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/05/2013
Series:
Short Introductions to Geography
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
607 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Cresswell is Professor in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of In Place / Out of Place (1996) and The Tramp in America (2001). He is also the co-editor of Mobilizing Place. Placing Mobility (2003) and Engaging Film (2002).

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