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Techniques in Human Geography

Techniques in Human Geography

  • Author: Jim Lindsay
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134733151
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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The first concise guide to the purposeful use of techniques in human geography. Examining key techniques in detail - survey and qualitative, numerical, spatial and computer-based - the book draws on important case studies, such as the decennial census, to illustrate applications. The importance of up-to-date IT based techniques is particularly stressed, introducing widely recognised applications. A final section explores the Internet, which offers exciting new resources but also creates problems for researchers used to traditional academic fields.

Methods in Human Geography

Methods in Human Geography

A guide for students doing a research project

  • Author: Robin Flowerdew,David M. Martin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317873386
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Research Methods in Geography

Research Methods in Geography

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Basil Gomez,John Paul Jones, III
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405107103
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

  • Author: Barney Warf
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761988580
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 616
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With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Tim Hall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134603223
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives and urban changes, including the influence of CCTV on the city and the impacts of Millennium projects. New sections contain: * an evaluation of the impact of place promotion * a discussion of new cultural geography and the city * a new chapter on sustainable urban development * boxed case studies * further reading suggestions * extensive illustrations.

Theory and Methods

Theory and Methods

Critical Essays in Human Geography

  • Author: Chris Philo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351879588
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 698
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This volume tackles the complex terrain of theory and methods, seeking to exemplify the major philosophical, social-theoretic and methodological developments - some with clear political and ethical implications - that have traversed human geography since the era of the 1960s when spatial science came to the fore. Coverage includes Marxist and humanistic geographies, and their many variations over the years, as well as ongoing debates about agency-structure and the concepts of time, space, place and scale. Feminist and other 'positioned' geographies, alongside poststructuralist and posthumanist geographies, are all evidenced, as well as writings that push against the very 'limits' of what human geography has embraced over these fifty plus years. The volume combines readings that are well-known and widely accepted as 'classic', with readings that, while less familiar, are valuable in how they illustrate different possibilities for theory and method within the discipline. The volume also includes a substantial introduction by the editor, contextualising the readings, and in the process providing a new interpretation of the last half-century of change within the thoughts and practices of human geography.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

A 12-Volume Set

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080449107
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 8250
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The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world. This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades. The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit http://info.sciencedirect.com/content/books/ref_works/coming/ Available online on ScienceDirect and in limited edition print format Broad, interdisciplinary coverage across human geography: Philosophy, Methods, People, Social/Cultural, Political, Economic, Development, Health, Cartography, Urban, Historical, Regional Comprehensive and unique - the first of its kind in human geography

An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

  • Author: Peter Daniels
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132056847
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 517
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An Introduction to Human Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and related disciplines in the social sciences. Comprehensively revised, the third edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the forces that shape economies and societies, and each chapter is written by a specialist in the field.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

  • Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761949633
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 356
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A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Methods and techniques in human geography

Methods and techniques in human geography

  • Author: Guy M. Robinson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780471962311
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 556
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The coverage in this book extends beyond standard accounts of particular techniques in human geography to include examples of their use, as well as examples of their relationship to the changing philosophical underpinnings of geographical research. The first section focuses on statistical methods, including recently developed methods of exploratory data analysis and techniques for analyzing categorical data. The second section covers mathematical models of spatial diffusion and auto correlation, and the final section explores quantitative methods with specific reference to humanistic approaches to geographical problems.

Practising Human Geography

Practising Human Geography

  • Author: Paul Cloke
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761973257
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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Practising Human Geography is critical introduction to disciplinary debates about the practice of human geography, that is informed by an inquiry into how geographers actually do research. In examining those methods and practices that are integral to doing geography, the text presents a theoretically-informed reflection on the construction and interpretation of geographical data - including factual and "fictional" sources; the use of core research methodologies; and the interpretative role of the researcher. Framed by an historical overview how ideas of practising human geography have changed, the following three sections offer an comprehensive and integrated overview of research methodologies. Illustrated throughout, the te

Approaching Human Geography

Approaching Human Geography

An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Debates

  • Author: Paul J. Cloke Chris Philo David Sadler,Professor Paul J Cloke,Professor Chris Philo,MR David Sadler
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446223048
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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This introduction to the development of new theoretical approaches to human geography sets out to explain the key features of these new approaches, and to trace their antecedents and implications. The authors also highlight points of comparison and contrast, inter-connection and dissimilarity. An introductory chapter describes and accounts for the theoretical diversity present within twentieth-century human geography, and particular attention is paid to the transition from environmental and regional approaches to the spatial science of the 1960s. This chapter then sets the stage for the later chapters, which deal systematically with different post-1960s approaches: Marxism, humanism, realism, structuration and postmodernism. Each of these chapters deals with the chronological development of the appropriate literature, describes the key claims and arguments, and then presents a worked example to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of an approach in practice. A concluding chapter re-integrates the diverse themes and reflects briefly on possible future theoretical developments in human geography in the 1990s. The principal chapters of the book are framed by both a preface and an epilogue, which address questions about relativism in approaching human geography, while also stressing the need for continued commitment and critical sensitivity in geographical enquiry. The book is written in an easily accessible style with generous expositions of key claims and arguments, and thorough cross-referencing between chapters.

Conducting Research in Human Geography

Conducting Research in Human Geography

theory, methodology and practice

  • Author: Rob Kitchin,Nick Tate
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317885929
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 344
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Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used. It is designed to guide the user through the complete research process, whether it be a one day field study or a large project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of findings.

Pottery and Social Life in Medieval England

Pottery and Social Life in Medieval England

  • Author: Ben Jervis
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782976620
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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How can pottery studies contribute to the study of medieval archaeology? How do pots relate to documents, landscapes and identities? These are the questions addressed in this book which develops a new approach to the study of pottery in medieval archaeology. Utilising an interpretive framework which focuses upon the relationships between people, places and things, the effect of the production, consumption and discard of pottery is considered, to see pottery not as reflecting medieval life, but as one actor which contributed to the development of multiple experiences and realities in medieval England. By focussing on relationships we move away from viewing pottery simply as an object of study in its own right, to see it as a central component to developing understandings of medieval society. The case studies presented explore how we might use relational approaches to re-consider our approaches to medieval landscapes, overcome the methodological and theoretical divisions between documents and material culture and explore how the use of objects could have multiple implications for the formation and maintenance of identities. The use of this approach makes this book not only of interest to pottery specialists, but also to any archaeologist seeking to develop new interpretive approaches to medieval archaeology and the archaeological study of material culture.

Human Geography

Human Geography

A History for the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444144715
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7826
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'Human Geography' examines the major trends, debates, research and conceptual evolution of human geography during the twentieth century. Considering each of the subject's primary subfields in turn, it addresses developments in both continental European and Anglo-American geography, providing a cutting-edge evaluation of each. Written clearly and accessibly by leading researchers, the book combines historical astuteness with personal insights and draws on a range of theoretical positions. A central theme of the book is the relative decline of the traditional subdisciplines towards the end of the twentieth century, and the continuing movement towards interdisciplinarity in which the various strands of human geography are seen as inextricably linked. This stimulating and exciting new book provides a unique insight into the study of geography during the twentieth century, and is essential reading for anyone studying the history and philosophy of the subject.

Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography

  • Author: Nicholas Clifford,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761974925
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 572
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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography

  • Author: John A. Agnew,James S. Duncan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444395822
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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This volume provides an up-to-date, authoritative synthesis of the discipline of human geography. Unparalleled in scope, the companion offers an indispensable overview to the field, representing both historical and contemporary perspectives. Edited and written by the world's leading authorities in the discipline Divided into three major sections: Foundations (the history of human geography from Ancient Greece to the late nineteenth century); The Classics (the roots of modern human geography); Contemporary Approaches (current issues and themes in human geography) Each contemporary issue is examined by two contributors offering distinctive perspectives on the same theme

Key Concepts in Geography

Key Concepts in Geography

  • Author: Nicholas Clifford,Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206653
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.

MAN, SPACE, AND ENVIRONMENT CONCEPTS IN CONTEMPORARY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

MAN, SPACE, AND ENVIRONMENT CONCEPTS IN CONTEMPORARY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • Author: MAN,SPACE,AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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New Models In Geography

New Models In Geography

  • Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317853784
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 408
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.