This text introduces students of human geography to the fundamental concept of place, marrying everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it. * A short introduction to one of the most fundamental concepts in human geography* Marries everyday uses of the term "place" with the more complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it* Makes the debates intelligible to students, using familiar stories as a way into more abstract ideas* Excerpts and discusses key papers on place by Doreen Massey and David Harvey* Considers empirical examples of ways in which the concept of place has been used in research* Teaching and learning aids include an annotated bibliography, lists of key readings and texts, a survey of web resources, suggested pedagogical resources and possible student projects
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(230mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Tim Cresswell
Tim Cresswell is Professor in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of In Place / Out of Place (1996) and The Tramp in America (2001). He is also the co--editor of Mobilizing Place. Placing Mobility (2003) and Engaging Film (2002).