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The Introductory Reader in Human Geography. Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225235
  • Book
  • May 2007
  • 488 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A lively and stimulating companion to standard classroom texts in human geography.
  • 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
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Notes on the Editors.

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.


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William G. Moseley Macalester College.

David A. Lanegran Macalester College.

Kavita Pandit University of Georgia.
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