Key Concepts in Historical Geography

Key Concepts in Historical Geography

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Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: * An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field *24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject * Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 20mm | 419.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 1412930448
  • 9781412930444
  • 499,401

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This ambitious volume reviews the best recent work in historical geography and sets this literature in a novel interpretative framework shaped in part by the continental European and Irish intellectual contexts within which the four authors were trained. It demonstrates how a dual sense of history and geography is necessary to understand such key areas of contemporary debate as the inter-relationship between class, race and gender; the character of nations and nationalism; the nature and challenges of urban life; the legacies of colonialism; and the meaning and values attributed to places, landscapes and environments. -- Mike Heffernan A lively and imaginative compendium that confirms the importance of an historically-informed human geography. -- Derek Gregory The editors bring together strengths from the study of geography and history in Europe, Canada and the US and respectively are experts in colonialism, human geography, social theory and aspects of heritage and memory. This situates them excellently to write an edited volume on concepts of historical geography. -- Seth Franzman, The Hebrew University ...this volume aims to fill the gap created by dictionary entries that are too terse to explain concepts that geographers use to think about the world, broad textbook overviews that rarely deal with conceptual issues, and narrowly-framed research monographs in which discussions of concepts are both advanced and inaccessible. -- Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia, Canada

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About Dr. John Morrissey

John Morrissey is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland and the University of Exeter. He has published widely on issues of imperialism, geopolitics and development in a range of international journals and is author of Negotiating Colonialism (RGS-IBG, 2003). He was an Irish Research Council Fellow in 2007/2008 at CUNY Graduate Center, and in 2010 was nominated by the Irish Fulbright Commission for the Fulbright Institute on US Foreign Policy. He previously taught at the University of Exeter, NYU and CUNY, and David Nally studied History and Geography at University College Cork before moving to Vancouver to pursue his doctoral degree at the University of British Columbia. He grew up in County Clare in the west of Ireland and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge. His book, Human Encumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine, was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2011. Ulf Strohmayer is a graduate of Munich Technical University and The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is Professor of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway, after teaching previously at the University of Wales at Lampeter. Educated in Germany, Sweden, USA and France, he has also held visiting teaching and research posts at the Universite de Pau et des Pays de L'Adour, Dresden Technical University, Binghamton University and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. His interest in social theory and philosophy is matched by an equal curiosity about the conditions and consequences of historical processes of modernisation in Western Europe, all of which have informed his extensive publication record. He has also edited numerous volumes on social theory and the history of geographic thought. Yvonne Whelan is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on the cultural landscapes of Ireland and is the author of Reinventing Modern Dublin (2003) and the co-editor of Ireland: Space, text, Time (2005), Heritage, Memory and the Politics of Identity (2006) and Ireland Beyond Boundaries (2007).

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