The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies

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Susan Smith
SAGE Publications, 2010 - Social Science - 614 pages
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"With clarity and confidence, this vibrant volume summons up 'the social' in geography in ways that will excite students and scholars alike. Here the social is populated not only by society, but by culture, nature, economy and politics."
- Kay Anderson, University of Western Sydney

"This is a remarkable collection, full of intellectual gems. It not only summarises the field of social geography, and restates its importance, but also produces a manifesto for how the field should look in the future."
- Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

"The book aims to be accessible to students and specialists alike. Its success lies in emphasizing the crossovers between geography and social studies. The good editorial work is evident and the participating contributors are well-established scholars in their respective fields."
- Miron M. Denan, Geography Research Forum

"An excellent handbook that will attract a diversity of readers. It will inspire undergraduate/postgraduate students and stimulate lecturers/researchers interested in the complexity and diversity of the social realm.... As the first of its kind in the sub-discipline, it is a book that is enjoyable to read and will definitely add value to a personal or library collection."
- Michele Lobo, New Zealand Geographer

The social relations of difference - from race and class to gender and inequality - are at the heart of the concept of social geography. This handbook reconsiders and redirects research in the discipline while examining the changing ideas of individuals and their relationship with structures of power.

Organised into five sections, the SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies maps out the 'connections' anchored in social geography.
  • Difference and Diversity builds on enduring ideas of the structuring of social relations and examines the ruptures and rifts, and continuities and connections around social divisions.
  • Geographies and Social Economies rethinks the sociality, subjectivity and placement of money, markets, price and value.
  • Geographies of Wellbeing builds from a foundation of work on the spaces of fear, anxiety and disease towards newer concerns with geographies of health, resilience and contentment.
  • Geographies of Social Justice connects ideas through an examination of the possibilities and practicalities of normative theory and frames the central notion of Social geography, that things always could and should be different.
  • Doing Social Geography is not exploring the 'how to' of research, but rather the entanglement of it with practicalities, moralities, and politics.

 This will be an essential resource for academics, researchers, practitioners and postgraduates across human geography.

  

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Contents

Situating Social Geographies
1
SECTION 1 Difference and Diversity
41
Social Geographies of Difference
43
1 Gender Race Sexuality
55
2 Social Geographies of Age and Ageism
78
3 Disability Health and Citizenship
99
4 Colonialism and the Tensioned Landscapes of Indigeneity
118
5 Social Collisions
139
14 Health Risk and Resilience
329
15 Young People Care and Social Wellbeing
351
Emotions Selves and Spaces
368
17 Fear and its Others
389
SECTION 4 Geographies of Social Justice
409
Geographies of Social Justice
411
18 Geography and Social Justice
419
19 Ethical Spaces of Being Incommon
435

6 Geographies of Affect
154
7 Assemblage Geographies
176
SECTION 2 Geographies and Social Economies
195
Into the Black Box
197
8 Economic SocietySocial Geography
205
9 Geographies of Financial Risk and Exclusion
222
10 Emotional Economic Geographies
237
11 The Limits to Value
253
Whats Wrong with Neoliberalism?
269
SECTION 3 Geographies of Wellbeing
297
Geographies of Wellbeing
299
13 Geographies of Wellbeing
309
20 Environmental Justice and the Commons
455
21 Crime and the Remoralization of City Spaces
474
22 A Social Geography of Human Rights
488
SECTION 5 Doing Social Geographies
505
Doing Social Geographies
507
23 Participation
517
24 Relevance
546
25 The Politics and Ethics of Trust in Geographic Research
560
26 Quantification
573
Its not About Them and Us Its About Us
586
Index
605
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