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Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • Phil Hubbard - Kings College, London, UK, Loughborough University, UK, University of Kent, UK
  • Rob Kitchin - Maynooth University, Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

November 2010 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences.

Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises:

  • Biographical information and theoretical context.
  • An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking.
  • An overview of key advances and controversie.
  • Guidance on further reading.

With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized.

An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin
Preface to the Second Edition
Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin
Introduction: Why Key Thinkers?
Euan Hague
Benedict Anderson
Peter Merriman
Mark Augé
Suzanne Reimer
Trevor Barnes
David B Clarke and Marcus A Doel
Jean Baudrillard
David B Clarke and Marcus A Doel
Zygmunt Bauman
Lewis Holloway
Ulrich Beck
Gordon L Clark
Brian Berry
Constantina Papoulias
Homi K Bhabha
Gary Bridge
Pierre Bourdieu
Minelle Mahtani
Judith Butler
Tom Mels
Anne Buttimer
Phil Hubbard
Manuel Castells
Mike Crang
Michel de Certeau
Simon Batterbury
Stuart E Corbridge
Keith Lilley
Denis Cosgrove
Donald McNeill
Mike Davis
Donald McNeill and Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Michael Dear
Marcus A Doel and David B Clarke
Gilles Deleuze
Jonathan A Beaverstock
Peter Dicken
Simon Batterbury and Jude L Fernando
Arturo Escobar
Chris Philo
Michel Foucault
Wendy Larner
J K Gibson-Graham
Barney Warf
Anthony Giddens
Rob Kitchin
Reginald Golledge
Barney Warf
Derek Gregory
Robin Flowerdew
Torsten Hagerstrand
Robin Flowerdew
Peter Haggett
Don Mitchell
Stuart Hall
Lewis Holloway
Donna Haraway
Keith Lilley
J Brian Harley
Noel Castree
David Harvey
Katherine McKittrick
bell hooks
Hayden Lorimer
Tim Ingold
Don Mitchell
Peter Jackson
Tracey Skelton
Cindi Katz
Eric Laurier
Bruno Latour
Rob Shields
Henri Lefebvre
Paul Rodaway
David Ley
John R Gold
Kevin Lynch
Felicity Callard
Doreen Massey
Sarah Hall
Linda McDowell
Rhys Jones
Anssi Paasi
Alan Latham
Allan Pred
Minelle Mahtani
Gillian Rose
Karen M Morin
Edward W Said
James Faulconbridge
Saskia Sassen
Andy C Pratt
Andrew Sayer
Simon Batterbury and Jude L Fernando
Amartya Sen
Minelle Mahtani
David Sibley
Noel Castree
Neil Smith
Alan Latham
Edward J Soja
Robina Mohammad and James D Sidaway
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Suzanne Reimer
Michael Storper
Jim Glassman
Peter Taylor
Barney Warf
Nigel Thrift
Euan Hague
Gerard Toal
Robin Flowerdew
Waldo Tobler
Paul Rodaway
Yi-Fu Tuan
Peter Adey
John Urry
David B Clarke and Marcus A Doel
Paul Virilio
Jim Glassman
Immanuel Wallerstein
Thomas Perreault
Michael J Watts
Roland Lippuner
Benno Werlen
Don Mitchell and Carrie Breitbach
Raymond Williams
Graham Clarke
Alan Wilson
Felicity Callard
Iris Marion Young

A very thorough selection of texts on space. Ideal for students dealing with complex spatial issues for research (dissertation level).

Miss Liana Psarologaki
School of the Arts, Northampton University
September 24, 2014

It proveds a very good overview of main thinkers and their contributions in human geography. Clearly written and easy to understand. It is very useful for urban planning students too.

Dr Jin Xue
Department of Development & Planning, Aalborg University
February 26, 2014

The book provides an excellent selection of thinkers and theories on space. They are each meticulously laid out and explained in a language that is thorough and yet accessible to students.
It is a brilliant reference book for thinkers on space and provides useful information for further reading.

Mr Daniel Schulze
English Literature , University of Wurtzburg
December 12, 2013

Excellent book with accessible but highly informative chapters on key thinkers relevant to Geography students. Highly useful.

Dr Carol Ekinsmyth
Dept of Geography, Portsmouth University
November 28, 2013

This edited collection highlights the works of main thinkers on the issues of space and place in a thorough and comprehensive way. This book is a precious guide for anyone seeking to orientate oneself in the literature on space and place.

Professor Katerina Diamantaki
Communication and Journalism, Hellenic Open University
November 15, 2013

This is an excellent and much-needed introduction on space/place problematics in ethnographic research, ideal for undergraduate students.

Dr Vanja Hamzic
Department of Law, City University
May 14, 2013

In a German-speaking teaching environment this volume provides valuable additional background information to obligatory reading material (i.e. original articles). Useful especially for advanced students (Master level). Well suited as intoductory or complementary material to acquaint students with key thinkers and authors, e.g. in urban geography.

Ms Maike Didero
Geography , Aachen University of Technology
March 13, 2013

For students in many disciplines who have never really thought about 'human geography' before, this is an excellent general reference guide and introduction. The end of chapter bibliographies provide very useful leads for further reading. The language of the text is very clear and easy to read for students with limited prior exposure to the concepts and theories.

Mr Patrick Meehan
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
January 23, 2013

Broad and clear!

Ms Maria Faraone
Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University
November 20, 2012

a very helpfull book. We used it to get the needed brackground information when reading the original texts of the key thinkers on space and place.

Dr Kerstin Hofmann
Headoffice Berlin, German Archaeological Institute
November 19, 2012

Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold,
Cindi Katz and John Urry.

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