Place: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 29, 2014 - Social Science - 232 pages
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this text introduces students ofhuman geography and allied disciplines to the fundamental conceptof place, combining discussion about everyday uses of the term withthe complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.

• A thoroughly revised and updated edition of thishighly successful short introduction to place
• Features a new chapter on the use of place innon-geographical arenas, such as in ecological theory, art theoryand practice, philosophy, and social theory
• Combines discussion about everyday uses of the term‘place’ with the more complex theoretical debates thathave grown up around it
• Uses familiar stories drawn from the news, popularculture, and everyday life as a way to explain abstract ideas anddebates
• Traces the development of the concept from the 1950sthrough its subsequent appropriation by cultural geographers, andthe linking of place to politics

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Tim Cresswell is Professor of History and International Affairs at Northeastern University, Boston. His books include Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)and On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006). He has also co-edited four collections, including Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects (with Peter Merriman, 2012).

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