Practising Human Geography

  • Filename: practising-human-geography.
  • ISBN: 0761973001
  • Release Date: 2004-05-25
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Paul Cloke
  • Publisher: SAGE



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

Practising Human Geography

  • Filename: practising-human-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781848604889
  • Release Date: 2004-04-21
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Paul Cloke
  • Publisher: SAGE



'Filling an enormous gap in the geographic literature, here is a terrific book that shows us how to think about and practice human geographic research' - Professor Jennifer Wolch, University of Southern California `Practising Human Geography lucidly, comprehensively, and sometimes passionately shows why methodology matters, and why it is often so hard. To choose a method is to choose the kind of geographical values one wants to uphold. You need to get it right.These authors do' - Trevor Barnes, University of British Columbia `Practising Human Geography is a godsend for students. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book demystifies the study of geographical methodology, offering a wealth of practical advice from the authors' own research experience. This is not a manual of approved geographical techniques. It is a reflexive, critical and highly personal account, combining historical depth with up-to-the-minute examples of research in practice. Practising Human Geography is a comprehensive and theoretically informed introduction to the practices of fieldwork, data collection, interpretation and writing, enabling students to make sense of their own data and to develop a critical perspective on the existing literature. The book makes complicated ideas approachable through the effective use of case studies and a firm grasp of contemporary debates' - Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield Practising Human Geography is a critical introduction to key issues in the practice of human geography, informed by the question 'how do geographers do research?' In examining those methods and practices that are essential to doing geography, the text presents a theoretically-informed discussion of the construction and interpretation of geographical data - including: the use of core research methodologies; using official and non-official sources; and the interpretative role of the researcher. Framed by an overview of how ideas of practising human geography have changed, the twelve chapters offer a comprehensive and integrated overview of research methodologies. The text is illustrated throughout with text boxes, case studies, and definitions of key terms. Practising Human Geography will introduce geographers - from undergraduate to faculty - to the core issues that inform research design and practice.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography

  • Filename: the-sage-handbook-of-human-geography.
  • ISBN: 0857022482
  • Release Date: 2014-06-09
  • Number of pages: 840
  • Author: Roger Lee
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited



"Superb! How refreshing to see a Handbook that eschews convention and explores the richness and diversity of the geographical imagination in such stimulating and challenging ways." - Peter Dicken, University of Manchester "Stands out as an innovative and exciting contribution that exceeds the genre." - Sallie A. Marston, University of Arizona "Captures wonderfully the richness and complexity of the worlds that human beings inhabit... This is a stand-out among handbooks!" - Lily Kong, National University of Singapore "This wonderfully unconventional book demonstrates human geography’s character and significance not by marching through traditional themes, but by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns." - Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon "This SAGE Handbook stands out for its capacity to provoke the reader to think anew about human geography ... essays that offer some profoundly original insights into what it means to engage geographically with the world." - Eric Sheppard, UCLA Published in association with the journal Progress in Human Geography, edited and written by the principal scholars in the discipline, this Handbook demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes. Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on: Imagining Human Geographies Practising Human Geographies Living Human Geographies The Handbook also has an innovative multimedia component of conversations about key issues in human geography – as well as an overview of human geography from the Editors. A key reference for any scholar interested in questions about what difference it makes to think spatially or geographically about the world, this Handbook is a rich and textured statement about the geographical imagination.

Thinking Geographically

  • Filename: thinking-geographically.
  • ISBN: 0826456243
  • Release Date: 2002-10-08
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Phil Hubbard
  • Publisher: A&C Black



The last decade has seen Geography transformed by an astonishing range of cultural and philosophical concepts and approaches. Thinking Geographically is designed for students as an accessible and enjoyable introduction to this new landscape of geographical ideas. The book takes the reader through the history of geographic thought up to a survey of the present. Contemporary theory is then used to explore real world issues drawn from across the discipline of social, cultural, political and economic geography.Entertainingly written and packed with examples and with profiles of key theorists, the book is an ideal introduction for any student who wants to discover the potential of thinking geographically.

Approaches to Human Geography

  • Filename: approaches-to-human-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781473907416
  • Release Date: 2014-12-01
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Stuart C. Aitken
  • Publisher: SAGE



"The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective." - Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it: Section One – Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies Section Two – People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts Section Three – Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.

Kaplan AP Human Geography 2016

  • Filename: kaplan-ap-human-geography-2016.
  • ISBN: 9781506200002
  • Release Date: 2015-08-04
  • Number of pages: 516
  • Author: Kelly Swanson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The only Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the AP Human Geography exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP Human Geography test. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP Human Geography exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage. Kaplan's AP Human Geography 2016 offers many essential and unique features to help improve test scores, including: Two full-length practice tests and a diagnostic test to target areas for score improvement Detailed answer explanations Tips and strategies for scoring higher from expert AP Human Geography teachers and students who got a perfect 5 on the exam Targeted review of the most up-to-date content, including any information about test changes and key information that is specific to the AP Human Geography exam Glossary of key terms and concepts Kaplan's AP Human Geography 2016 author Kelly Swanson has over 15 years of experience consulting and developing Human Geography curriculum. His expertise has helped make this and other books the best that Kaplan has to offer in AP test prep. Kaplan's AP Human Geography 2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date. Kaplan's AP Human Geography 2016 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the AP Human Geography test!

Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

  • Filename: qualitative-research-methods-in-human-geography.
  • ISBN: 019555079X
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Iain Hay
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



This book offers a comprehensive, accessible, and practical guide on how to conduct qualitative research in human geography. Enhanced and greatly expanded by nine new chapters, the latest edition shows students how to plan, conduct, interpret, and communicate qualitative research.

Doing Ethnographies

  • Filename: doing-ethnographies.
  • ISBN: 9781848607477
  • Release Date: 2007-03-12
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mike Crang
  • Publisher: SAGE



Doing Ethnographies is an introductory and applied guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived, everyday world. Informed by the authors' fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced.

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE

  • Filename: cultural-geography-in-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781134662067
  • Release Date: 2014-04-23
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Miles Ogborn
  • Publisher: Routledge



Cultural Geography in Practice provides an innovative and accessible approach to the sources, theories and methods of cultural geography. Written by an international team of prominent cultural geographers, all of whom are experienced researchers, this book is a fully illustrated guide to methodological approaches in cultural geography. In order to demonstrate the practice of cultural geography each chapter combines the following features: ·Practical instruction in using one of the main methods of cultural geography (e.g. interviewing, interpreting texts and visual images, participatory methods) ·An overview of a key area of concern in cultural geography (e.g. the body, national identity, empire, marginality) ·A nuts and bolts description of the actual application of the theories and methods within a piece of research With the addition of boxed definitions of key concepts and descriptions of research projects by students who devised and undertook them, Cultural Geography in Practice is an essential manual of research practice for both undergraduate and graduate geography students.

Research Methods in Geography

  • Filename: research-methods-in-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781405107105
  • Release Date: 2010-05-17
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Basil Gomez
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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

Which Degree in Britain

  • Filename: which-degree-in-britain.
  • ISBN: UCAL:$B337551
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



A comprehensive guide to full-time degree courses, institutions and towns in Britain.

Key Concepts in Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-geography.
  • ISBN: 0761973893
  • Release Date: 2003-06-04
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Sarah Holloway
  • Publisher: SAGE



Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

AP Human Geography Crash Course

  • Filename: ap-human-geography-crash-course.
  • ISBN: 0738609323
  • Release Date: 2011-09
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: Christian Sawyer
  • Publisher: Research & Education Assn



REA's AP Human Geography Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. /Written by an AP teacher, the targeted review chapters prepare students for the test by only focusing on the important topics tested on the AP Human Geography exam. /A student-friendly review in outline format covers everything AP students need to know for the exam: models in AP human geography, population, cultural patterns and processes, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization, and economic development. /With our Crash Course, students can study the subject faster, learn the crucial material, and boost their AP score all in less time. The author includes test-taking strategies for the multiple choice and free response exam questions, so students can build their point scores and get a 5!

Spaces of Geographical Thought

  • Filename: spaces-of-geographical-thought.
  • ISBN: 0761947329
  • Release Date: 2005-02-16
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Paul Cloke
  • Publisher: SAGE



Spaces of Geographical Thought examines key ideas – like space and place - which inform the geographic imagination. The text explains the significance of these binaries in the constitution of geographic thought and shows how many of these binaries have been interrogated and reimagined in more recent geographical thinking. A consideration of these binaries will define the concepts and situate students in the most current geographical arguments and debates. The text will be required reading for all modules on the philosophy of geography and on geographical theory.

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