Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction presents an engaging and accessible account of the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.
This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.
Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory
Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style
Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought
Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live
Tim Cresswell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Place: A Short Introduction (2004) and On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006). He has also co-edited four collections, including Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects (2011).
1 Introduction 1
2 Early Geographies 14
3 The Emergence of Modern Geography 35
4 Thinking About Regions 58
5 Spatial Science and the Quantitative Revolution 79
6 Humanistic Geographies 103
7 Marxist Geographies 122
8 Feminist Geographies 147
9 Postmodernism and Beyond 170
10 Toward Poststructuralist Geographies 196
11 Relational Geographies 218
12 More-than-Human Geographies 239
13 Geography's Exclusions 261
As a platform for thinking about geography as a culturalliteracy, I recommend this title to any teacher who is consideringexposing his or her students to the fundamentally different ways inwhich geographical thought has been Constructed. (New Zealand Geographer, 13 August 2014) On the whole, this is a very good book that will deservedby widely deployed in history and philosophy ofgeography courses. A quick second edition with arevised. (Singapore Journal of TropicalGeography, 7 July 2014 This is absolutely the type of book I wish I had beengiven at the beginning of my own geographicaleducation. (Cultural Geographies, 1 October2013) Nevertheless, the author has reduced what is complex to avery readable level that will be of utility to students ofgeography and the history of science. Summing Up:Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. (Choice, 1 October 2013)
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