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May 2014 | 840 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Superb! How refreshing to see a Handbook that eschews convention and explores the richness and diversity of the geographical imagination in such stimulating and challenging ways."
- Peter Dicken, University of Manchester

"Stands out as an innovative and exciting contribution that exceeds the genre."
- Sallie A. Marston, University of Arizona

"Captures wonderfully the richness and complexity of the worlds that human beings inhabit... This is a stand-out among handbooks!"
- Lily Kong, National University of Singapore

"This wonderfully unconventional book demonstrates human geography’s character and significance not by marching through traditional themes, but by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns."
- Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon

"This SAGE Handbook stands out for its capacity to provoke the reader to think anew about human geography ...  essays that offer some profoundly original insights into what it means to engage geographically with the world."
- Eric Sheppard, UCLA

Published in association with the journal Progress in Human Geography, edited and written by the principal scholars in the discipline, this Handbook demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes.

Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on:
  • Imagining Human Geographies
  • Practising Human Geographies
  • Living Human Geographies
The Handbook also has an innovative multimedia component of conversations about key issues in human geography – as well as an overview of human geography from the Editors.

A key reference for any scholar interested in questions about what difference it makes to think spatially or geographically about the world, this Handbook is a rich and textured statement about the geographical imagination.
 
VOLUME ONE
 
Part I: Imagining Human Geographies
Tim Cresswell
Place
Johanna Waters
Mobilities
Jacques Lévy
Spatialities
Katharyne Mitchell
Difference
Beth Greenough
More-than-Human Geographies
Andrea Nightingale
Society-Nature
Dan Clayton
Transformations
Alastair Bonnett
Critique
Trevor Barnes
Geo-historiographies
 
Part II: Practising Human Geographies
Matt Wilson and Sarah Elwood
Capturing (GIS)
Eric Laurier
Noticing
Anna Barford
Representing
Juliet Fall
Writing (somewhere)
Meghan Cope
Researching
Mia Gray
Producing
Jane Wills
Engaging
Avril Maddrell and Jenny Hill
Educating
Audrey Kobayashi
Advocacy
 
VOLUME TWO
 
Part III: Living Human Geographies
Elizabeth Olson
Ethics
Marianna Pavlovskaya and Kevin St Martin
Economy
Jamie Winders
Society
Patricia Price
Culture
David Featherstone
Politics
Christopher Philo and Cheryl McGeachan
Words
Louise Amoore
Power
Kate Wills
Development
Rachel Silvey and Jean-Francois Bissonnette
Bodies
Robyn Dowling and Katherine McKinnon
Identities
Elspeth Graham
Demographies
Matt Sparke
Health
Sarah Wright
Resistance
 
Part IV: Appendix- Transcriptions
 
Online Video Conversations
Roger Lee, Noel Castree, Sarah Elwood, Rob Kitchin and Susan Roberts
Why Human Geography?: an editorial conversation
David Livingstone and Doreen Massey
Geography and geographical thought
Susan Owens and Sarah Whatmore
Nature and Society
Katherine Gibson and Susan J Smith
Geography and geographical practice

This wonderfully unconventional book demonstrates human geography’s character and significance not by marching through traditional themes, but by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns. The result is a set of reflections that highlights the richness and insight of contemporary human geographical thinking. The book challenges readers to think in new ways and to recognize the sophistication, reach, and possibility of human geographic inquiry.

Alexander B. Murphy
Professor of Geography, University of Oregon

Superb! How refreshing to see a Handbook that eschews convention and explores the richness and diversity of the geographical imagination in such stimulating and challenging ways. Full of surprises and unexpected diversions. It truly epitomises 'progress' in human geography.

Peter Dicken
University of Manchester

While geography as a discipline has recently experienced a proliferation of handbooks, compendia, dictionaries and encyclopedias, the Handbook of Human Geography stands out as an innovative and exciting contribution that exceeds the genre. Collected here are not the usual broad overviews, but a more penetrating set of pieces that treat not so much the “what” of human geography but the “how”; that is, it asks the reader to deliberate on the key practices in which human geographers are engaged and their central relevance not only to comprehend but also to intervene in and transform worlds.

Sallie A. Marston
University of Arizona

This will be an incredibly useful resource for all those interested in what it means to imagine, think and act geographically. The Handbook captures wonderfully the richness and complexity of the worlds that human beings inhabit, highlighting the significance of geography in contributing to an understanding of these worlds and in shaping everyday practice. At the same time, the editors and authors emphasise and explore the relations between human geography and other disciplines and invite debates on these boundaries. All readers, whatever their disciplinary backgrounds, will find much to stimulate their thinking, and will appreciate the breadth of insight. This is a stand-out among handbooks!

Lily Kong, Professor of Geography
National University of Singapore

“Notwithstanding the flood of handbooks and companions that has beset the discipline, this SAGE Handbook stands out for its capacity to provoke the reader to think anew about human geography. Its focus--on keywords, rather than the usual sub-disciplinary categories; on thinking and acting geographically, rather than on bounding a discipline; on engaging across the breadth of human geography, within not just between contributions; and on praxis, in ways that exceed the conventional academic predilections—has generated essays that offer some profoundly original insights into what it means to engage geographically with the world.”

Eric Sheppard
UCLA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Place


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Roger Lee

Roger Lee is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. He is an economic geographer interested in the connections and contradictions between the presumed hard logics of economy and their socio-cultural practice and in the possibilities for progressive change that might ensue from the latter. More About Author

Noel Castree

Noel Castree is a professor of geography at the University of Manchester, England. He has applied Marxist political economy to understand global environmental change. He is the managing editor of the peer review journal Progress in Human Geography and coeditor of the book David Harvey: A Critical Reader (2007). More About Author

Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and 140 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography, and for eleven years was the editor of Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts... More About Author

Victoria Lawson

Victoria Lawson is Professor of Geography and former chair at the University of Washington Geography Department.  Her work engages with feminist care ethics, relational poverty studies and comparative qualitative methodologies.  She served as North American Editor for PiHG (2008-2012) and is editorial board member of Economic Geography. More About Author

Anssi Paasi

Anssi Paasi is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. He has published widely on the socio-cultural construction of political borders, spatial identities, new regional geography, and on region/territory building processes. His books include Territories, Boundaries and Consciousness (Wiley 1996) More About Author

Chris Philo

Chris Philo was a Lecturer at the University of Wales, Lampeter, before becoming, in 1995, Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow. He specialises in the history and theory of geographical thought, as well as the historical and social geographies of 'madness', 'outsiders' of all kinds and human-animal relations. More About Author

Sarah Radcliffe

Sarah A Radcliffe is Professor of Latin American Geography, at the University of Cambridge. She has interests in development geography, gender and geography, and postcolonial approaches. She has published widely on these themes in English and Spanish, including Indigenous Development in the Andes: Culture, Power and Transnationalism (2009, Duke University Press, co-author). Professor Radcliffe's latest book is Dilemmas of Difference: Indigenous women and the limits of postcolonial development policy (2015, Duke University Press).  More About Author

Susan M. Roberts

Susan M. Roberts is Professor of Geography and member of the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. Her interests include political and economic geography, and the political economy of inequality and development. More About Author

Charles W. J. Withers

Professor Charles W J Withers is Ogilvie Chair of Geography and Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He has been a professor in Edinburgh since 1994. He is a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and the Royal Historical Society. In 2008, he was awarded the Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of his ‘outstanding and sustained contribution to historical geography, the history of cartography and to the history of geographical knowledge’. In 2012, he was awarded the Founders’ Gold Medal of the Royal... More About Author

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