Social Geography: A Reader

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The past two decades have seen social geography in the throes of a major theoretical and methodological flux. Its traditional descriptive identity has been challenged by the flurry of work on Marxism, feminism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, and social and cultural theory more generally. The purpose of this Reader is to capture some of these major intellectual shifts of the last twenty years and to examine the nature of contemporary social geography. Chris Hamnett's rich selection of articles covers a wide ...
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Overview


The past two decades have seen social geography in the throes of a major theoretical and methodological flux. Its traditional descriptive identity has been challenged by the flurry of work on Marxism, feminism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, and social and cultural theory more generally. The purpose of this Reader is to capture some of these major intellectual shifts of the last twenty years and to examine the nature of contemporary social geography. Chris Hamnett's rich selection of articles covers a wide range of issues and highlights the variety of methods and theoretical approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340662823
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Arnold Readers in Geography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 From The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project 26
2 Absolute Rent and the Structuring of Space by Governmental and Financial Institutions 34
3 From Social Geography and the Taken-for-Granted World 51
4 From Locality and Social Representation: Space, Discourse and Alternative Definitions of the Rural 68
5 "Race" and Sexuality: Challenging the Patriarchal Structuring of Urban Social Space 102
6 From Gender, Class, and Space 123
7 From Women and Children Last: The Poverty and Marginalization of One-parent Families 144
8 From Livelihoods under Stress: A Case Study of Refugee Vulnerability in Greece 167
9 From From Violence to Reconstruction: The Making, Disintegration and Remaking of an Apartheid City 183
10 From Cultural Hegemony and the Race-Definition Process in Chinatown, Vancouver, 1880-1980 209
11 From Locality, Politics, and Culture: Popular in the 1920s 235
12 From Sow What You Know: The Struggle for Social Reproduction in Rural Sudan 255
13 From Contesting Places of Memory: The Case of Auschwitz 271
14 Social Justice, Postmodernism and the City 291
15 Society, Space and Citizenship: A Human Geography for the "New Times"? 309
16 Situated Knowledge through Exploration: Reflections on Bunge's "Geographical Expeditions" 328
References 348
Index 359
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