A Companion to Social Geography. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography

  • ID: 2245968
  • Book
  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Despite claims about the "death of social geography" in the 1990s, the sub–discipline has since been rethought and there has been a resurgent concern for and interest in social geographic thought and practice. This volume traces the complexity of social geography as it is practiced and discussed in both its historical and present contexts.

Taking in the major debates and practices of social geography this companion works across the theoretical, methodological, practical, and political concerns that make social geography so important to the field of geography more broadly. Structured to encourage readers to confront the ontological tensions that run through social geographic thought, this volume does not resolve these tensions, but calls on readers to think about their own theoretical and political positions and asks them to consider how their intellectual choices compel them to appreciate the way they frame their social geographies.

A Companion to Social Geography covers traditional topics such as gender, race, class, sexuality, marginalization, and care and caring, whilst also challenging the common assumptions that restrict the possibilities for provocative growth in the sub–discipline.

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List of Illustrations viii

List of Contributors ix

1 Introduction 1Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, and Ruth Panelli

Part I Ontological Tensions in/of Society and Space 11

Introduction 11Paul Cloke

2 Difference 17Sarah de Leeuw, Audrey Kobayashi, and Emilie Cameron

3 Identification 37Katharine McKinnon

4 Social Natures 55Katharine Meehan and Jennifer L. Rice

5 Economie$ 72Geoff Mann

6 Community 91Marcia England

7 Belonging 108Caroline Nagel

Part II Thinking and Doing Social Geographies 125

Introduction 125Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.

8 Knowing/Doing 131Richard Howitt

9 Framing the Field 146Joanne Sharp and Lorraine Dowler

10 On the Ground 161Bettina van Hoven and Louise Meijering

11 Leaving the Field 181Carolyn Gallaher

12 The Worldly Work of Writing Social Geography 198Lieba Faier

13 Participatory Praxis and Social Justice 214mrs c kinpaisby–hill

14 Using Social Geography 235Sarah Johnsen

Part III Matters and Meaning 251

Introduction 252Mary E. Thomas

15 Molecular Life 257Gail Davies

16 Psychic Life 275Hester Parr and Joyce Davidson

17 Sexual Life 293Gavin Brown, Kath Browne, and Jason Lim

18 Emotional Life 309Deborah Thien

19 Affective Life 326Keith Woodward

20 Embodied Life 346Isabel Dyck

21 Discursive Life 362Chris Philo

22 Spiritual Life 385Julian Holloway

23 Virtual Life 401Mike Crang

Part IV Power and Politics 417

Introduction 417Ruth Panelli

24 Geopolitics 421Nancy Hiemstra and Alison Mountz

25 The Geographies of Marginalization 437Dan Trudeau and Chris McMorran

26 Care and Caring 454David Conradson

27 The Challenges of and from Indigenous Geographies 472Brad Coombes, Nicole Gombay, Jay T. Johnson, and Wendy S. Shaw

28 Transnational Geographies and Human Rights 490Amy Ross

29 Resistance(s) and Collective Social Action 508Paul Chatterton and Nik Heynen

Index 526

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Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.
Mary Thomas
Paul Cloke
Ruth Panelli
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