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Social Geographies: From Difference to Action

by Ruth Panelli NZ SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2003
ISBN:
9780761968948
Format:
Pbk 312 pages
Price:
AU$129.00 NZ$133.04
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This accessible textbook is a stimulating introduction to contemporary social geography. It provides students with the tools to understand the various frameworks that geographers use to conceptualize, document and attempt to overcome social differences. Using illustrative examples from around the world, Social Geographies includes:

Individual chapters on the main theoretical approaches to social difference: class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality

Individual chapters on the key concepts that cut across difference: identity, power relations and social action

Reviews of the core literature, with suggestions for further reading
Biographies of key contemporary social geographers
Glossary of core terms
For students beginning human geography courses, or in social geography modules, this book is the essential primer.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS
Contemporary Social Geographies
Perspectives on Difference, Identity, Power and Action
Contemporary Social Geographies
Negotiating Science, Theories and Positions
PART TWO: CATEGORIES OF SOCIAL DIFFERENCE
Class
Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Sexuality
PART THREE: ACROSS AND BEYOND SOCIAL DIFFERENCE
Identity
Power
Social Action
PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS AND OUTLOOKS
Conclusions and Future Directions
PART FIVE: INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES
Andrew Herod
Jo Little
Kay Anderson
Larry Knopp
Karen M Morin
Michael Woods
J K Gibson-Graham

Dept of Geography, University of Otago, NZ
PO Box 56
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