Introduction


Lee, Roger and Castree, Noel and Kitchin, Rob and Lawson, Victoria and Paasi, Anssi and Philo, Charles and Radcliffe, Sarah and Roberts, Susan and Withers, Charles W.J. (2014) Introduction. In: The Sage Handbook of Human Geography. SAGE Publications Ltd, London, xi-xiv. ISBN 9780857022486

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Abstract

This collection of essays offers an interpretation of human geography and its significance as a diverse body of intellectual enquiry for imagining, thinking about, living in and changing the world. The book examines the ways in which human geography as a discipline – the intellectual concerns of a specialised yet richly varied field of knowledge – shapes the lived and experienced geographies of the human world and so is vital to its wider analysis, understanding and transformation. The book may, therefore, be described as a dynamic grammar, rather than a strict syntax or vocabulary, of human geography. And this grammar extends well beyond human geography. Our concern is to disclose human geography as a vibrant enterprise of vital significance in informing, framing and shaping social and environmental practices and understandings.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: human geography; discipline; society; diversity; culture;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7315
Identification Number: 10.4135/9781446247617
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 14:04
Journal or Publication Title: The Sage Handbook of Human Geography
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Refereed: No
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