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Encyclopedia Of Human Geography


Encyclopedia Of Human Geography
Human geography in the last decade has undergone a conceptual and methodological renaissance that transformed it into one of the most dynamic and innovative of the social sciences. Long a borrower of ideas from other disciplines, geography has become a contributor in its own right, and a spatial turn is evident in disciplines as diverse as Sociology, Anthropology, and Literary Criticism.

With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume 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 Themes

  • Cartography/Geographical Information Systems
  • Economic Geography
  • Geographic Theory and History
  • Political Geography
  • Social/Cultural Geography
  • Urban Geography

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