Key Texts in Human Geography
- Phil Hubbard - Kings College, London, UK, Loughborough University, UK, University of Kent, UK
- Rob Kitchin - Maynooth University, Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
- Gill Valentine - Sheffield University, UK
Human Geography | Introduction to Human Geography
"An essential synopsis of essential readings that every human geographer must read. It is highly recommended for those just embarking on their careers as well as those who need a reminder of how and why geography moved from the margins of social thought to its very core."
—Barney Warf, Florida State University
"Key Texts in Human Geography will surely become a 'key text' itself. Read any chapter and you will want to compare it with another. Before you realize, an afternoon is gone and then you are tracking down the originals…"
—James D. Sidaway, School of Geography, University of Plymouth
A unique resource for students, Key Texts in Human Geography provides concise but rigorous overviews of the key texts that have formed post-war human geography.
The text has been designed as a student-friendly guide that will:
- explain the text in relation to the geographical debates at the time of writing
- discuss the text's main arguments and sources of evidence
- review the initial reception, subsequent evaluation, and continued influence of each key texts contribution to how geographers understand space and place
Intended Audience: Written in a clear and accessible way, by acknowledged scholars of the texts, an essential resources for undergraduates, Key Texts in Human Geography will be widely used and highly cited in courses on methods and approaches in geography.
We hardly can lay our hands on most of the works put together in this book in Nigeria. So it is a great book with collections of previous works needed to thrive as a contemporary forward looking geographer.
The book has very interesting comments about fundamental writings of important geographers. I consider those authors in my course, and with this book we can go in depth with their writings.
an excellent guding companion resource
Particularly helpful in undergraduate seminars where previous knowledge of students does not always suffice for understanding primary texts.
A useful single volume access to key papers. I would have liked a better degree of cross-referencing with the companion volumes in the series (e.g. key thinkers on space and place and key concepts).
Good breadth and depth - excellent and useful reviews of important material
Excellent text, well organized and thorough
The book is recommended text at our master course "History and Philosophy of geography"