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Social Geographies
From Difference to Action

First Edition

August 2008 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do we describe ourselves?

Where have we, do we, will we, live our lives?

Why are the differences between people a source of tension?

How can social change occur?

Social geography can assist in addressing these questions. It provides ways of understanding and living in our contemporary world.

Providing students with the resources to understand both the theoretical and empirical approaches social geographers take when investigating social difference, this text outlines key theoretical approaches and traces the core geographies of difference: class, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. It concludes by showing how geographers work across these ideas of difference to understand questions of identity, power and action.

Using illustrative examples from around the world, Social Geographies includes:

- Individual chapters on the main theoretical approaches to difference

- Individual chapters on the key concepts of identity, power and action

- Reviews of the core literature, with suggestions for further reading

- Biographies of key contemporary social geographers

- Glossary of key terms

For students beginning human geography courses, or in social geography modules, this book is the essential primer.


 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS
 
Contemporary Social Geographies
Perspectives on Difference, Identity, Power and Action  
 
Contemporary Social Geographies
Negotiating Science, Theories and Positions  
 
PART TWO: CATEGORIES OF SOCIAL DIFFERENCE
 
Class
 
Gender
 
Race and Ethnicity
 
Sexuality
 
PART THREE: ACROSS AND BEYOND SOCIAL DIFFERENCE
 
Identity
 
Power
 
Social Action
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS AND OUTLOOKS
 
Conclusions and Future Directions
 
PART FIVE: INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES
 
Andrew Herod
 
Jo Little
 
Kay Anderson
 
Larry Knopp
 
Karen M Morin
 
Michael Woods
 
J K Gibson-Graham

Generally good overview of key concepts within Social Geography. Comprehensively written for the undergraduate audience which it is aimed at. Effective summaries conclude each chapter.

Dr James Robinson
Department of Geography, University of Leicester
June 17, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF of Chapter 7

PDF of Chapter 1


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