Geography: History and Concepts by Arild Holt-Jensen

Geography: History and Concepts by Arild Holt-Jensen

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Revised and updated edition of this well-established historical and philosophical introduction to geography.

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Now in a fourth edition, this standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography; now including a detailed explanation of key ideas in human geography's post-modernist and post-structuralist 'turns'. The book is organized into six sections: *What is Geography?: an introduction to the discipline, and a discussion of its organization and basic research approaches, informed by the question 'what difference does it make to think geographically?' *Foundations of Geography: an examination of geography from Antiquity to the 1950s, with a special focus on human/environment relation. *Geography 1950-1980: a critical review of the development of geography as a spatial science. *Paradigms and Revolutions: an analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, introducing students to key debates in the philosophy of science. *Positivism and its Critics: a detailed discussion of positivism, critical theory, humanistic geography, behavioural geography, and structuralism. *New Trends and Ideas developing critical responses: structuration theory, realism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism and actor-network theory. This text explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. Illustrated throughout with research examples and explanations in text boxes, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and a concept glossary, this is the essential student companion to the discipline.

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SKU GOR007108877
Title Geography: History and Concepts
Author By (author) Arild Holt-Jensen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 280
ISBN 10 1412946506
ISBN 13 9781412946506
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Now in a fourth edition, this standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography; now including a detailed explanation of key ideas in human geography's post-modernist and post-structuralist 'turns'. The book is organized into six sections: *What is Geography?: an introduction to the discipline, and a discussion of its organization and basic research approaches, informed by the question 'what difference does it make to think geographically?' *Foundations of Geography: an examination of geography from Antiquity to the 1950s, with a special focus on human/environment relation. *Geography 1950-1980: a critical review of the development of geography as a spatial science. *Paradigms and Revolutions: an analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, introducing students to key debates in the philosophy of science. *Positivism and its Critics: a detailed discussion of positivism, critical theory, humanistic geography, behavioural geography, and structuralism. *New Trends and Ideas developing critical responses: structuration theory, realism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism and actor-network theory. This text explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. Illustrated throughout with research examples and explanations in text boxes, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and a concept glossary, this is the essential student companion to the discipline.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007108877
Title Geography: History and Concepts
Author By (author) Arild Holt-Jensen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 280
ISBN 10 1412946506
ISBN 13 9781412946506
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No