Key Concepts in Historical Geography

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  • Copyright: 3/24/2014
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

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Edited by Dr Rob Kitchen, Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at the National University of Ireland, the Key Concepts in Human Geography series is an innovative set of companion texts for undergraduate students of the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, they provide a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in their field. All books in the series are authored by internationally recognized academics and include an introductory chapter and extensive pedagogic features in the form of a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. Morrissey et al have produced a detailed yet expansive guide to an area in which students have been poorly served in the past. Key Concepts in Historical Geography brings alive the human geographies of the past, and demonstrates their relevancy for understanding key aspects of the contemporary world. This new and innovative includes entries on: Colonial and Postcolonial geographies Globalization Space Power Intended Audience: Key Concepts in Historical Geography  is an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Historical Geography.

Table of Contents

Nature and the environment
Population and settlement
Urbanisation and the city
Heritage and memory
Spectacle and performance
Colonial geographies I: imperialism, discourse & geographical knowledge
Colonial geographies II: colonialism and anti-colonialism
Postcolonialism and resistance
Territory and place
Identity and the nation
War, geopolitics and imaginative geographies
Capitalism and industrialization
Cultures of science and technology
Democracy and political theory
Migration and development
Diaspora, transnationalism and hybridity
Historical geographical traditions
Illustrative geographies and visual sources
Evidence and representation
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