Reading Human Geography: The Poetics and Politics of Inquiry

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This introduction to the philosophy of geography explores some of the liveliest areas of geographical argument. Each selection begins with an editorial that summarizes the debate that follows. Offers an accessible and comprehensive look at the philosophy of geography. Features a contemporary selection of readings.
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Overview

This introduction to the philosophy of geography explores some of the liveliest areas of geographical argument. Each selection begins with an editorial that summarizes the debate that follows. Offers an accessible and comprehensive look at the philosophy of geography. Features a contemporary selection of readings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340632086
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Arnold Readers in Geography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,038,646
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Reading Human Geography: the Poetics and Politics of Enquiry 1
1 The Spaces of Knowledge: Contributions Towards a Historical Geography of Science 27
2 On the Borders of Social Theory: Learning from Other Regions 48
3 Getting Personal: Reflexivity, Positionality, and Feminist Research 69
4 The Practice of Human Geography: Theory and Empirical Specificity in the Transition from Fordism to Flexible Accumulation 92
5 Fragmentation, Coherence and Limits to Theory in Human Geography 98
6 Realism and Geography 112
7 Understanding Diversity: The Problem of/for "Theory" 124
8 Lines of Power 145
9 Deconstructing the Map 155
10 Spatial Metaphors and Speaking Positions 168
11 The Matter of Nature 183
12 (Re)mapping Mother Earth: A Geographical Perspective on Environmental Feminisms 195
13 Ecology, Objectivity and Critique in Writings on Nature and Human Societies 211
14 The Socio-spatial Dialectic 244
15 Between Space and Time: Reflections on the Geographical Imagination 256
16 Bodies in Space: Foucault's Account of Disciplinary Power 279
17 The Betweenness of Place 299
18 A Global Sense of Place 315
19 Prospect, Perspective and the Evolution of the Landscape Idea 324
20 Looking at Landscape: The Uneasy Pleasures of Power 342
21 Arguments for a Humanistic Geography 364
22 On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time 376
23 Human Agency and Human Geography Revisited: A Critique of "New Models" of the Self 407
24 Unnatural Discourse: "Race" and Gender in Geography 445
25 Ironies of Distance: An Ongoing Critique of the Geographies of AIDS 460
26 Mapping Meaning, Denoting Difference, Imagining Identity: Dialectical Images and Postmodern Geographies 489
Glossary 503
Index 516
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