By Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway
Comprehensively revised, the 3rd version of this widespread textual content offers a world review of the most important themes inside of human geography and is an important textbook for undergraduate scholars taking classes in geography and comparable disciplines. Features: complete color presentation brings out the energy and color of the folks and areas Re-enforced social, cultural and environmental insurance extra severe assurance and bigger foreign money with the newest controversies, debates and sizzling themes extra on key phenomena in twenty first century lifestyles - the social construction of nature, worldwide creation networks, provider economies and the second one worldwide shift. An cutting edge web site helps the textual content at www.booksites.net/daniels A endured diversity of pedagogical beneficial properties that support make clear, expand and follow knowing, together with ‘Spotlight’ bins that supply deeper research of a key subject or suggestion, and ‘Thematic’ case reviews that illustrate a real-world topic or instance
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1999) Explorations in Human Geography: Encountering Place, Oxford University Press, Auckland. This is a stimulating textbook written by a group of New Zealand geographers specifically for New Zealand geography students. It may be difficult to find in the northern hemisphere, but reading it could turn upside down your own taken-for-granted view of the world. , Dunn, K. and Hartig, K. (2000) Introducing Human Geography: Globalization, Difference and Inequality, Longman, French’s Forest, NSW. Like the above, another rewarding Antipodean text; this one is published in New South Wales, Australia.
By the 1970s, the world was changing and so was human geography. This kindled an interest in the underlying economic causes of inequality in capitalist societies. In turn, capitalism entered a phase of heightened restructuring (involving recessions, new technologies and new forms and places of production and regulation, as detailed in Section 4). Reflecting the times, human geographers became more concerned with inequality, economic and political crises and contradictions. Feminist, ecological and other critiques also started to impact on human geography and feed into re-evaluations both of its history (the way that early twentieth-century imperial geography was shaped by racism and sexism, for example) and contemporary contents.
For example, while those parts of the world usually deemed most developed and wealthiest certainly use most energy and enjoy access to more material goods, they also make huge demands on the environment, perhaps ultimately to everyone’s undoing. Thus, what is progress in this context? Similarly, it has often been noted that the price people tend to pay for more ‘development’ and wealth is that they have to work harder and for more hours. Unless hard work is regarded as a virtue in itself, this again raises questions about the nature of progress.
An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century, 3rd Edition by Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway