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Social Geography. A Critical Introduction. Critical Introductions to Geography

  • ID: 4384538
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The study of inequalities is the cornerstone of social geographic research.
Social Geography explores how urban and rural spaces are organized in ways that construct and maintain social inequality.

Social geographies of difference are introduced with an emphasis on critical human geographic inquiry. These stem from feminist, Marxist, postcolonial, and poststructuralist concerns, with a key focus on how differences become fixed, naturalized parts of everyday experience. The book cuts across various approaches to see how new subjectivities emerge over time. A global perspective is maintained throughout, drawing on experiences, theories, and ideas from the global north and global south.

Expanding on the debates that inform current social geographic research and theory and interrogating the historical development of social geography, this introductory text provides an analytic framework for theorizing difference in its myriad forms.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Boxes.

List of Abbreviations.


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Part I Historicizing Social Geography: From Theory to Methodology.

1 Social Geography? What′s That?

2 Social Geography in Three Acts and an Epilogue.

3 Thinking Methodologically.

Part II Social Geographies across the Life Course.

4 Social Geography and the Geographies of Health.

5 Communities and Organizations.

6 Social Activism/Social Movements/Social Justice.

Part III Social Geographies through the Life Course.

7 On the Geographies of Children and Young People.

8 Social Geographies of the "Mid–Life"?

9 Ageing and the "New" Social Geographies of Older People.

Part IV Conclusions.

10 Epilogue v. 2.0.

11 Rethinking the Social Geographies of Difference and Inequality.



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Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.
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