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By Arild Holt-Jensen

Now in a fourth edition, this commonplace pupil reference has been absolutely revised and up-to-date. It is still the definitive creation to the background, philosophy, and method of human geography; now together with a close clarification of key rules in human geography's post-modernist and post-structuralist 'turns'. The ebook is prepared into six sections:

  • What is Geography?: an advent to the self-discipline, and a dialogue of its association and simple learn methods, knowledgeable via the query 'what distinction does it make to imagine geographically?'
  • Foundations of Geography: an exam of geography from Antiquity to the Fifties, with a different specialise in human/environment relation.
  • Geography 1950-1980: a serious evaluation of the improvement of geography as a spatial science.
  • Paradigms and Revolutions: an research of paradigm shifts in geography, introducing scholars to key debates within the philosophy of science.
  • Positivism and its Critics: an in depth dialogue of positivism, severe concept, humanistic geography, behavioural geography, and structuralism.
  • New traits and concepts constructing severe responses: structuration concept, realism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism and actor-network theory. 

This textual content explores advanced principles in an intelligible and available variety. Illustrated all through with learn examples and motives in textual content bins, questions for dialogue on the finish of every bankruptcy and an idea word list, this can be the basic pupil significant other to the discipline.

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