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Questioning Geography: Fundamental Debates / Edition 1

Questioning Geography: Fundamental Debates / Edition 1


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Questioning Geography introduces students to the fundamental debates that animate geography today.

  • Each of the chapters focuses on a key issue that has divided or galvanised geographers in their work.
  • Covers both human and physical geography.
  • Includes essay questions and suggestions for further reading.
  • Demonstrates to students the distinctiveness and vitality of modern geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405101929
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Noel Castree is Reader in Geography at Manchester University. He is co-editor of Remaking Reality: Nature at the Millennium (1998) and Social Nature: Theory, Practice and Politics (Blackwell, 2001) and co-author of Spaces of Work: Global Capitalism and the Geographies of Labour (2004).

Ali Rogers is Fellow by Special Election at Keble College, Oxford. He is co-editor of The Student’s Companion to Geography (Second Edition, Blackwell, 2002) and editor of Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs.

Doug Sherman is Professor and Head of the Geography Department at Texas A&M University. A researcher on coastal and aeolian environments, he has written about ‘fashion dudes’ in geomorphology and has taught the history of ideas in physical geography for many years.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.


Introduction: Questioning Geography. (Douglas Sherman, Alisdair Rogers and Noel Castree).

Part I: The ‘Nature’ of Geography.

1. Geography-Coming Apart at the Seams? (Ron Johnston).

2. A Divided Discipline? Heather Viles.

3. What Difference Does Difference Make to Geography? (Katherine McKittrick and Linda Peake).

Part II: Approaches in Geography.

5. Is Geography a Science? (Noel Castree).

6. Beyond Science? Human Geography, Interpretation and Critique. (Maureen Hickey and Vicky Lawson).

Part III: Key Debates in Geography.

8. General/Particular. (Tim Burt).

9. Representation/Reality. (Matthew Hannah).

10. Meta-Theory/Many Theories. (Michael Curry).

Part IV: The Practice of Geography.

11. Cartography and Visualization. (Scott Orford).

12. Models, Modelling and Geography. (David Demeritt and John Wainwright).

13.Ethnography and Fieldwork. (Steve Herbert, Jacqueline Gallagher and Garth Myers) 14. Counting and Measuring. (Danny Dorling).

15. Theory and Theorizing. (Elspeth Graham).

Part V: The Uses of Geography.

16. A Policy-Relevant Geography for Society? (Alisdair Rogers).

17. Whose Geography? Education as Politics. (Noel Castree).


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