The Spatial Turn
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Spatial Turn by Professor Barney Warf
Book DescriptionAcross the disciplines, the study of space has undergone a profound and sustained transformation. Space, place, mapping, and geographical imaginations have become commonplace topics in a variety of analytical fields in part because globalization has accentuated the significance of location. While this transformation has led to a renaissance in human geography, it also has manifested itself in the humanities and other social sciences. The purpose of this book is not to announce that space is significant, which by now is well known, but to explore how space is analyzed by a variety of disciplines, to compare and contrast these approaches, identify commonalities, and explore how and why differences appear. The volume includes works by 13 scholars from a variety of geographical regions and disciplines. The chapters combine up-to-date literature reviews concerning the role of space in each discipline and several offer original empirical analyses. Some chapters are concerned with Geography while others explore the role of space in contemporary Anthropology, Sociology, Religion, Political Science, Film, and Cultural Studies. The introduction surveys the development of the spatial turn across the fields under consideration. Despite frequent reference to the spatial turn, this is the first volume to explicitly address how theory and practice concerning space, is used in a variety of fields from diverse conceptual perspectives. This book will appeal to everyone conducting conceptual and theoretical research on space, not simply in Geography, but in related fields as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415775731
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Barney Warf
Revitalizing Electoral Geography, Hardback (September 2011)
Electoral Geography, the analysis of spatial patterns of voting, is undergoing a renaissance with new methodological advances, theoretical shifts and changes in the political landscape. This title moves electoral geography beyond its traditional, empiricist focus on the United States to engage with contemporary theoretical developments.
Encyclopedia of Geography, Hardback (September 2010)» View all books by Professor Barney Warf
Containing hundreds of colour illustrations and a map section, the six volumes of this encyclopedia cover a very diverse array of topics and give a useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.
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Author Biography - Professor Barney Warf
Barney Warf is Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography, particularly economic and political issues. Santa Arias is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. She specializes in the literatures of colonial Latin America and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature and culture.
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