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Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2006) (SAGE)

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  • Coverage Dates: 2006

The Encyclopedia of Human Geography 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.

Key Features include an examination of themes characterizing different schools of thought and addresses long-standing topics, such as urban, economic, and medical geography, as well as contemporary topics, including feminism, the social dimensions of GIS, and the social construction of nature as well as an exploration of the dualities that long characterized social science—nature versus society, the individual versus the social, the historical versus the geographical, consumption versus production—and breaks them down using postmodern and poststructuralist approaches. It also illustrates how social and spatial structures draw upon people's daily lives, which in turn structures their actions and looks at how globalization has manifested differently from place to place by discussing topics such as transnational capital, international trade, global commodity chains, global cities, international financial and telecommunications systems, and how the global economy is reshaping geopolitics and governance.

Key Themes include Cartography/Geographical Information Systems; Economic Geography; Geographic Theory and History; Political Geography; Social/Cultural Geography; and Urban Geography.

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Database provider: SAGE.

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