Introducing Social Geographies

Introducing Social Geographies


By (author) Rachel Pain, By (author) Michael Barke, By (author) Jamie Gough, By (author) Robert MacFarlene, By (author) Graham Mowl, By (author) Duncan Fuller


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  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 20mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340720069
  • ISBN 13: 9780340720066
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 100 illustrations, maps, photos
  • Sales rank: 808,447

Product description

'Introducing Social Geographies' is a major new text offering a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this important area of human geography. It presents a broad overview of social geography, clearly outlining the key theoretical and political positions, and making extensive use of examples to show how these frameworks can be used to analyse real social issues. The book is ideal for undergraduates first encountering social geography and includes topic overviews, summaries of key points, critiques, boxed case studies and suggestions for further reading.

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Author information

Rachel Pain is Deputy Head of the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK.

Review quote

Good value for money; it is highly recommended as essential reading for students engaging with the central concerns of a modern social geography. Submitted to Geography, April 2002 An ideal book for students first encountering social geography and a must for social geography courses. Educational Book Review

Table of contents

Introduction Part A Society, material life and geography: Work, class and social life The place of leisure Communities. Part B: Power, identity and social geography: Race and ethnicity Geographies of gender and sexuality Age, generation and life course Geographies of disability. Part C: Social Geography and social problems: Society, nature and landscape Housing, space and society Crime, space and inequality Geographies of poverty Bibliography.