Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412952425
  • ISBN-13: 9781412952422
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 616 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography, originally published in print format in 2006, offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

Key features include:

  • Examines a range of themes characterizing different schools of thought and addresses long-standing topics, such as urban, economic, and medical geography, as well as contemporary topics, including feminism, the social dimensions of GIS, and the social construction of nature
  • Explores many of the dualities that long characterized social science -- nature versus society, the individual versus the social, the historical versus the geographical, consumption versus production -- and breaks them down using postmodern and poststructuralist approaches
  • Illustrates how social and spatial structures draw upon people‚Äôs daily lives, which in turn structures their actions
  • Looks at how globalization has manifested differently from place to place by discussing topics such as transnational capital, international trade, global commodity chains, global cities, international financial and telecommunications systems, and how the global economy is reshaping geopolitics and governance

Key themes include:

  • Economic Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Social/Cultural Geography
  • Geographic Theory and History
  • Cartography/Geographical Information Systems