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The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

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February 2011 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how Geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined.

It comprises three sections on Geographical Orientations, Geography's Venues, and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of 'geography.' The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought.

John A. Agnew and David N. Livingstone
Robert J. Mayhew
Geography's Geneologies
Charles W. J. Withers
Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History
Keith Richards
The Field
Simon Naylor and Jude Hill
Scott Kirsch
Miles Ogborn
Nuala C. Johnson
Botanical Gardens and Zoos
Michael Heffernan
Learned Societies
Michael F. Goodchild
Geography Information Systems Laboratory
Stephen Daniels
Art Studio
Keith Richards
The Weather Station and the Meteorological Office
Heike Jöns
Centre of Circulation
Yongwei Sheng
Remote Sensing
Roger Lee
Spaces of Hegemony? Circuits of Value, Finance Capital and Places of Financial Knowledge
Georgina Endfield
The Mission
Gerard Toal/Gearóid Ó Tuathail
Stuart N. Lane
Making Mathematical Models Perform in Geographical Space(s)
Daniel Clayton
Subaltern Space
Mustafa Dikec
Public Sphere
Tim Unwin
The Role of Geography and Geographers in Policy and Government Departments
Noel Castree
Nature and Society
John Wylie
John Agnew
Space and Place
Mike Crang
J. Nicholas Entrikin
Region and Regionalism
Anne Godlewska and Jason Grek Martin
David N. Livingstone
Environmental Determinism
Trevor J. Barnes
Spatial Analysis
Christopher J. Keylock
Dynamics and Complexity
Eric Sheppard and James Glassman
Social Class
Caroline Bressey
Joanne Sharp
Neil Roberts
The Idea of Evolution in Geographical Thought
George P. Malanson
Nick Spedding
Antony R. Orme
The Cycle of Erosion: Changing Times, Changing Science
Bryan Mark
Glaciation and Ice Ages
Nick Clifford
Rivers and Drainage Basins
Andrew Goudie
Environmental Change
Glen M. Macdonald
Global Climate Change
Phil Hubbard
The City
Paul Cloke
Tim Cresswell
Michael Williams
Conservation and Environmental Concern
Robert B. Potter and Dennis Conway
Gerry Kearns

If we are to take seriously the idea that events, practices, and ideas should not be divorced from their historical and geographical context, then geographical knowledge itself needs to be temporally and spatially situated. Motivated by that proposition, Agnew and Livingston have put together a Handbook that recasts geography’s history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, the Handbook looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts. The result is a book that fleshes out often-neglected aspects of the discipline’s history, even as it consistently encourages thinking about the relationship between geographical practices and the places, circumstances, and understandings in which those practices are embedded
Alexander B. Murphy
Department of Geography, University of Oregon

The Handbook provides a refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike
Victoria Lawson
University of Washington

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John Agnew

Agnew is currently Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA). From 1975 until 1995 he was a professor at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Agnew teachescourses on political geography, the history of geography, European cities, and the Mediterranean World.  More About Author

David N Livingstone

My research interests congregate around several related themes: the histories of geographical knowledge, the spatiality of scientific culture, and the historical geographies of science and religion. I am currently involved in writing a social history of climatic determinism from Herodotus to Global Warming under the working title ‘The Empire of Climate’’. This project is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Fellowship. More About Author

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