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Description - Theory and Methods by Chris Philo

This volume tackles the complex terrain of theory and methods, seeking to exemplify the major philosophical, social-theoretic and methodological developments - some with clear political and ethical implications - that have traversed human geography since the era of the 1960s when spatial science came to the fore. Coverage includes Marxist and humanistic geographies, and their many variations over the years, as well as ongoing debates about agency-structure and the concepts of time, space, place and scale. Feminist and other 'positioned' geographies, alongside poststructuralist and posthumanist geographies, are all evidenced, as well as writings that push against the very 'limits' of what human geography has embraced over these fifty plus years. The volume combines readings that are well-known and widely accepted as 'classic', with readings that, while less familiar, are valuable in how they illustrate different possibilities for theory and method within the discipline. The volume also includes a substantial introduction by the editor, contextualising the readings, and in the process providing a new interpretation of the last half-century of change within the thoughts and practices of human geography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754627098
ISBN-10: 0754627098
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 698
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris Philo

Chris Philo was appointed to a Chair in Geography at the University of Glasgow in 1995. His research interests concern the historical, cultural and rural geographies of mental ill-health, as well as social geographies of 'outsiders'; children's geographies; new animal geographies; historical and contemporary figurations of public space; Foucauldian studies and the history, historiography and theoretical development of geography William Bunge, D. Sibley, Trevor J. Barnes, David Harvey, Edward W. Soja, Margaret Fitzsimmons, Yi-Fu Tuan, Denis Cosgrove, Derek Gregory, Steve Pile, Benno Werlen, Allan Pred, Erik Wallin, Doreen Massey, Eric Sheppard, Neil Brenner, Sallie A. Marston, John Paul Jones III, Keith Woodward, Alison M. Hayford, Peter Jackson, Jenny Robinson, Katherine McKittrick, Felix Driver, Linda McDowell, D.P. Dixon, Marcus A. Doel, Jonathan Murdoch, Heidi J. Nast, Liz Bondi, Nigel Thrift, Gunnar Olsson, Jon Binnie, Neil Smith.

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