Key Thinkers on Space and Place
- Phil Hubbard - Kings College, London, UK, Loughborough University, UK, University of Kent, UK
- Rob Kitchin - Maynooth University, Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Cultural Theory | Human Geography (General) | Social Theory
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.
A very thorough selection of texts on space. Ideal for students dealing with complex spatial issues for research (dissertation level).
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.
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.
Excellent book with accessible but highly informative chapters on key thinkers relevant to Geography students. Highly useful.
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.
This is an excellent and much-needed introduction on space/place problematics in ethnographic research, ideal for undergraduate students.
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.
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.
Broad and clear!
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.
Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold,
Cindi Katz and John Urry.