From Difference to Action
By (author) Ruth Panelli
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Social Geographies by Ruth Panelli
Book DescriptionHow 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; and, individual chapters on the key concepts of identity, power and action. It reviews of the core literature, with suggestions for further reading. It contains biographies of key contemporary social geographers. It features a glossary of key terms. For students beginning human geography courses, or in social geography modules, this book is the essential primer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761968948
(244mm x 170mm x 16mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Panelli
Key Concepts in Rural Geography, Paperback (May 2015)
Part of the Key Concepts in Human Geography series, this is a companion text dedicated to rural geography presenting over 20 key concepts and demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications.
Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Ruth Panelli
A collection of international research and collaborative theoretical innovation. It examines the socio-cultural contexts and negotiations that young people face when growing up in rural settings across the world. It presents both thematically organised case studies and co-authored commentaries.
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Author Biography - Ruth Panelli
Ruth Panelli is in the Department of Geography, University College London
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