`Introducing Social Geographies' is a major new text offering a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this important area of human geography. It presents a broad overview of social geography, clearly outlining the key theoretical and political positions, and making extensive use of examples to show how these frameworks can be used to analyse real social issues.
The book is ideal for undergraduates first encountering social geography and includes topic overviews, summaries of key points, critiques, boxed case studies and suggestions for further reading.
Table of Contents
Part A Society, material life and geography: Work, class and social life
The place of leisure
Communities. Part B: Power, identity and social geography: Race and ethnicity
Geographies of gender and sexuality
Age, generation and life course
Geographies of disability. Part C: Social Geography and social problems: Society, nature and landscape
Housing, space and society
Crime, space and inequality Geographies of poverty
Rachel Pain is Deputy Head of the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK.
Good value for money; it is highly recommended as essential reading for students engaging with the central concerns of a modern social geography.
Submitted to Geography, April 2002
An ideal book for students first encountering social geography and a must for social geography courses.
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