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 of human geography and allied disciplines to the fundamental concept of place, combining discussion about everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.

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

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Contents

The Genealogy of Place
23
Place in a Mobile World
62
Reading A Global Sense of Place
88
Working with Place Creating Places
115
Working with Place Anachorism
165
Place Resources
194
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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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