ISBN-10:
1462512836
ISBN-13:
9781462512836
Pub. Date:
02/18/2014
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Making Human Geography

Making Human Geography

by Kevin R. Cox PhDKevin R. Cox PhD
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Overview

This book cogently examines how human geography has developed from a field with limited self-awareness regarding method and theory to the vibrant study of society and space that it is today. Kevin R. Cox provides an interpretive, critical perspective on Anglo-American geographic thought in the 20th and 21st centuries. He probes the impact of the spatial-quantitative revolution and geography's engagement with other social sciences, particularly in social theory. Key concepts and theories in the field are explained and illustrated with instructive research examples. Cox explores both how new approaches to human geography get constructed and what each school of thought has contributed to understanding the world in which we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462512836
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kevin R. Cox, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University and has been a Guggenheim Fellow. He has written a number of books, including Political Geography: Territory, State and Society and Spaces of Globalization: Reasserting the Power of the Local.

Table of Contents

1. Human Geography: The First Half Century
2. Long Live the Revolution!
3. Social Theory and Human Geography: Material Matters
4. Social Theory and Human Geography: Worlds of Meaning
5. New Understandings of Space
6. Methods in Question
7. Human Geography and How and Why Things Happen
8. Making Space for Human Geography in the Social Sciences
9. Making Sense of Human Geography, Past and Present
Postscript

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Students and instructors in geography. Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in geographic thought and human geography.

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