Place: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

Place: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

by Tim Cresswell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405106727

ISBN-13: 9781405106726

Pub. Date: 03/15/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Place is one of the most fundamental concepts in human geography. This short introduction marries familiar everyday uses of the term with the more complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.

This text makes debates about intelligible to students, using illustrations from the news, popular culture, and everyday life as a way into more abstract ideas.

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Place is one of the most fundamental concepts in human geography. This short introduction marries familiar everyday uses of the term with the more complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.

This text makes debates about intelligible to students, using illustrations from the news, popular culture, and everyday life as a way into more abstract ideas. It traces the development of the concept of place from the 1950s through its subsequent appropriation by cultural geography and the linking of place to politics. Substantial parts of exemplary papers by Doreen Massey and David Harvey are included as a focus for discussion, and the author also considers empirical examples of ways in which the concept of place has been mobilised in research.

Teaching and learning aids include an annotated bibliography, lists of key readings and texts, a survey of web resources, and suggestions for pedagogical resources and student projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106726
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Series:
Short Introductions to Geography Series, #3
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Series Editors' Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1Introduction: Defining Place1
Space and Place8
Place and Landscape10
Place as a Way of Understanding11
The Remainder of the Book12
2The Genealogy of Place15
Regional Geography16
Discovering Place: Humanistic Geography18
Place as Home24
Radical Human Geography and the Politics of Place26
Place as 'Being-in-the-World' versus Place as Social Construct29
Place, Practice and Process33
Place, Openness and Change39
The End of Place?43
Conclusion: Versions of Place49
3Reading 'A Global Sense of Place'53
Historial Context53
Harvey on Place55
A Global Sense of Place63
Beyond Reactionary and Progressive Senses of Place75
Conclusions79
4Working with Place81
Creating Places82
In Place/Out-of-Place: Anachorism102
Conclusions122
5Place Resources125
Key Books on Place125
Key papers on Place130
Introductory Texts on Place132
Other Books and Papers on Place132
Other Approaches to Place: Ecology, Planning, Architecture134
Key Journals136
Web Resources138
Student Projects and Exercises139
Bibliography145
Index151

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