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Key Ideas in Geography

Series Editor: Sarah Holloway, Gill Valentine

The Key Ideas in Geography series will provide strong, original, and accessible texts on important spatial concepts for academics and students working in the fields of geography, sociology and anthropology, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of urban and rural studies, development and cultural studies. Each text will locate a key idea within its traditions of thought, provide grounds for understanding its various usages and meanings, and offer critical discussion of the contribution of relevant authors and thinkers.

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  1. Citizenship

    By Richard Yarwood

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    The idea of citizenship is widely used in daily life. ‘Citizenship tests’ are used to determine who can inhabit a country; ‘citizen charters’ have been used to prescribe levels of service provision; ‘citizens’ juries’ are used in planning or policy enquiries; ‘citizenship’ lessons are taught in...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Rural

    By Michael Woods

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    The division of ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ is one of the oldest ideas in Geography and is deeply engrained in our culture. Throughout history, the rural has been attributed with many meanings: as a source of food and energy; as a pristine wilderness, or as a bucolic idyll; as a playground, or a place of...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Scale

    By Andrew Herod

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    Geographical scale is a central concept enabling us to make sense of the world we inhabit. Amongst other things, it allows us to declare one event or process a national one and another a global or regional one. However, geographical scales and how we think about them are profoundly...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Migration

    By Michael Samers, Michael Collyer

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    In the context of global security concerns, humanitarian crises and skill shortages migration and immigration have become central to economic, political and social debates at the beginning of the twenty-first century. And while migration and immigration have certainly not escaped the attention of...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Mobility

    By Peter Adey

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    As everything from immigration, airport security and road tolling become headline news, the need to understand mobility has never been more pertinent. Yet ‘mobility’ remains remarkably elusive in summary and definition. This introductory text makes ‘mobility’ tangible by explaining the key theories...

    Published July 13th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Landscape

    By John Wylie, John Wylie

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    Landscape is a stimulating introduction to and contemporary understanding of one of the most important concepts within human geography. A series of different influential readings of landscape are debated and explored, and, for the first time, distinctive traditions of landscape writing are...

    Published July 15th 2007 by Routledge

  7. City

    By Phil Hubbard

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of ‘the city’ nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of ‘the city’...

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Home

    By Alison Blunt, Robyn Dowling

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    ‘Home’ is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across...

    Published August 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  9. Nature

    By Noel Castree

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    Exploring the shifting ways in which geographers have studied nature, this book emphasizes the relationships and differences between human geography, physical geography and resource and hazards geography. The first to consider the topic of nature in modern geography as a whole, this distinctive...

    Published July 20th 2005 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Landscape, 2nd Edition
    By John Wylie
    To Be Published June 14th 2015

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