A Companion to Social Geography / Edition 1

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A Companion to Social Geography / Edition 1

This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both itshistorical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers toreflect critically on the tensions that run through socialgeographic thought.

  • Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses throughwhich social geographies can be discussed
  • Presents an original intervention into the debates about socialgeography
  • Highlights the importance of social geography within thebroader field of geography

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405189774
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography Series
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. is Professor and Chair ofGeography at California State University, Long Beach. He haspublished extensively on social geography, the geographies ofhealth, geographic methodologies, critical cartography, andrepresentational politics. His recent books include SocialGeography: A Critical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) andMapping Tourism (2003).

Mary E. Thomas is Assistant Professor of Geography andWomen's Studies at Ohio State University. Her research examinesracial segregation among US youth populations and the perpetuationof racism, sexism, and white hegemony in the practices of youngwomen. Her book on teen girls, racial segregation, and urbaneducation in Los Angeles, California is forthcoming.
Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography at the Universityof Exeter. He has published widely on the social and culturalgeographies of rural areas, and is Founder Editor of the Journalof Rural Studies. His recent books include Swept Up Lives? Re-envisioning the Homeless City (with Jon May and SarahJohnsen, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Globalizing Responsibility:The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption (with CliveBarnett, Nick Clarke, and Alice Malpass, Wiley-Blackwell,2011).

Ruth Panelli is former Reader in Human Geography atUniversity College London and is now participating in communitywork and research in rural New Zealand. She has published writingson responses to individual and collective experiences of differenceand her books include Social Geographies: From Difference toAction (2004) and Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood andYouth (ed. with Samantha Punch and Elsbeth Robson, 2007).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Contributors ix

1 Introduction 1
Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, and Ruth Panelli

Part I Ontological Tensions in/of Society and Space 11

Introduction 11
Paul Cloke

2 Difference 17
Sarah de Leeuw, Audrey Kobayashi, and Emilie Cameron

3 Identification 37
Katharine McKinnon

4 Social Natures 55
Katharine Meehan and Jennifer L. Rice

5 Economie$ 72
Geoff Mann

6 Community 91
Marcia England

7 Belonging 108
Caroline Nagel

Part II Thinking and Doing Social Geographies 125

Introduction 125
Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.

8 Knowing/Doing 131
Richard Howitt

9 Framing the Field 146
Joanne Sharp and Lorraine Dowler

10 On the Ground 161
Bettina van Hoven and Louise Meijering

11 Leaving the Field 181
Carolyn Gallaher

12 The Worldly Work of Writing Social Geography 198
Lieba Faier

13 Participatory Praxis and Social Justice 214
mrs c kinpaisby-hill

14 Using Social Geography 235
Sarah Johnsen

Part III Matters and Meaning 251

Introduction 252
Mary E. Thomas

15 Molecular Life 257
Gail Davies

16 Psychic Life 275
Hester Parr and Joyce Davidson

17 Sexual Life 293
Gavin Brown, Kath Browne, and Jason Lim

18 Emotional Life 309
Deborah Thien

19 Affective Life 326
Keith Woodward

20 Embodied Life 346
Isabel Dyck

21 Discursive Life 362
Chris Philo

22 Spiritual Life 385
Julian Holloway

23 Virtual Life 401
Mike Crang

Part IV Power and Politics 417

Introduction 417
Ruth Panelli

24 Geopolitics 421
Nancy Hiemstra and Alison Mountz

25 The Geographies of Marginalization 437
Dan Trudeau and Chris McMorran

26 Care and Caring 454
David Conradson

27 The Challenges of and from Indigenous Geographies 472
Brad Coombes, Nicole Gombay, Jay T. Johnson, and Wendy S. Shaw

28 Transnational Geographies and Human Rights 490
Amy Ross

29 Resistance(s) and Collective Social Action 508
Paul Chatterton and Nik Heynen

Index 526

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"Social Geography succeeds in providing useful and accessible supplementary reading for those interested in social geography. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

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