- Selections are influential in the development of the discipline or relevant to contemporary policy debates
- Includes a general introduction and helpful individual section introductions
- Systematically organized into eight sections: introductory readings; population and migration; environment, agriculture and society; cultural geography and place; urban geography; economic geography; development geography; and political geography
- Features intelligent readings from esteemed geographers while remaining accessible for those coming to the field for the first time
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Introduction: Situating Human Geography.
Part I: Introductory Readings:.
1. “The Four Traditions of Geography”: William D. Pattison.
2. “Geography’s Perspectives”: National Research Council.
3. “Geography and Foreign Policy”: H.J. de Blij.
4. “Reflections of an American Geographer on the Anniversary of September 11th” : William G. Moseley.
5. From How to Lie with Maps: Mark Monmonier.
6. “Every Step You Take, Every Move You Make”: Jerome E. Dobson.
Part II: Population and Migration:.
7. “An Essay on the Principle of Population”: Thomas Robert Malthus.
8. “Population Growth and a Sustainable Environment”: Michael Mortimore and Mary Tiffen.
9. “Population Geography and HIV/AIDS: The Challenge of a Wholly Exceptional Disease”: W.T.S. Gould and R.I. Woods.
10. “Interprovincial Migration, Population Redistribution, and Regional Development in China: 1990 and 2000 Census Comparisons”: C. Cindy Fan.
Part III: Environment, Agriculture and Society:.
11. “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”: Jared Diamond.
12. “The Future of Traditional Agriculture”. Donald Q. Innis.
13. “Geography and the Global Environment”: Diana M.Liverman.
14. “Water Resource Conflicts in the Middle East”: Christine Drake.
15. From Americans and Their Weather: William B. Meyer.
16. “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature”: William Cronon.
Part IV: Cultural Geography and Place:.
17. “Minnesota: Nature’s Playground”: David A. Lanegran.
18. “American Microbreweries and Neolocalism: ‘Ale-ing’ for a Sense of Place”: Wes Flack.
19. “Transplanting Pilgrimage Traditions in the Americas”: Carolyn V. Prorok.
20. “Kitchenspace, Fiestas, and Cultural Reproduction in Mexican House-Lot Gardens”: Maria Elisa Christie.
Part V: Urban Geography:.
21. “Greenville: From Back Country to Forefront”: Eugene A. Kennedy.
22. “Ethnic Residential Concentrations in United States Metropolitan Areas”: James P. Allen and Eugene Turner.
23. “South Africa’s National Housing Subsidy Program and Apartheid’s Urban Legacy”: Kimberly Lanegran and David Lanegran.
24. “World-City Network: A New Metageography?”: Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Richard G. Smith, and Peter J. Taylor.
Part VI: Economic Geography:.
25. “Geographies of Knowledge, Practices of Globalization: Learning from the Oil Exploration and Production Industry”: Gavin Bridge and Andrew Wood.
26. “The Impact of Containerization on Work on the New York–New Jersey Waterfront”: Andrew Herod.
27. “Wine, Spirits and Beer: World Patterns of Consumption”: David Grigg.
28. “Producing and Consuming Chemicals: The Moral Economy of the American Lawn”: Paul Robbins and Julie T. Sharp.
29. “Women at Work”: Mona Domosh and Joni Seager.
Part VII: The Geography of Development and Underdevelopment:.
30. “The Re-scaling of Uneven Development in Ghana and India”: Richard Grant and Jan Nijman.
31. “Development Alternatives: Practice, Dilemmas and Theory”: A.J. Bebbington and D.H. Bebbington.
32. “Rural Development in El Hatillo, Nicaragua: Gender, Neoliberalism and Environmental Risk”: Julie Cupples.
33. “The Sahel of West Africa: A Place for Geographers?”: Simon Batterbury.
34. “Geography, Culture and Prosperity”: Andres Oppenheimer.
Part VIII: Political Geography:.
34. “Revisiting the ‘pivot’: the influence of Halford Mackinder on analysis of Uzbekistan’s international relations”: Nick Megoran.
35. “Euroregions in Comparative Perspective: Differential Implications for Europe’s Borderlands”: Joanna M.M. Kepka and Alexander B. Murphy.
36. “The End of Public Space? People’s Park, Definitions of the Public, and Democracy”: Don Mitchell.