The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge
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The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge



© 2011 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike."
- Victoria Lawson, University of Washington

"A Handbook that recasts geograph's history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, it looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts."
- Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined.

It comprises three sections on geographical orientations, geography's venues, and critical geographical concepts and controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of "geography". The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought.

  • Orientations includes chapters on: Geography - the Genealogy of a Term; Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History
  • Geography's Venues includes chapters on: Field; Laboratory; Observatory; Archive; Centre of Calculation; Mission Station; Battlefield; Museum; Public Sphere; Subaltern Space; Financial Space; Art Studio; Botanical/Zoological Gardens; Learned Societies
  • Critical concepts and controversies - includes chapters on: Environmental Determinism; Region; Place; Nature and Culture; Development; Conservation; Geopolitics; Landscape; Time; Cycle of Erosion; Time; Gender; Race/Ethnicity; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; Glaciation; Ice Ages; Map; Climate Change; Urban/Rural.

Comprehensive without claiming to be encyclopedic, textured and nuanced, this Handbook will be a key resource for all researchers with an interest in the pasts, presents and futures of geography.

John A. Agnew and David N. Livingstone
Introduction
PART ONE: ORIENTATIONS
Robert J. Mayhew
Geography's Geneologies
Charles W. J. Withers
Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History
PART TWO: GEOGRAPHY'S VENUES
Keith Richards
The Field
Simon Naylor and Jude Hill
Museums
Scott Kirsch
Laboratory/Observatory
Miles Ogborn
Archive
Nuala C. Johnson
Botanical Gardens and Zoos
Michael Heffernan
Learned Societies
Michael F. Goodchild
Geography Information Systems Laboratory
Stephen Daniels
Art Studio
Keith Richards
The Weather Station and the Meteorological Office
Heike Jöns
Centre of Circulation
Yongwei Sheng
Remote Sensing
Roger Lee
Spaces of Hegemony? Circuits of Value, Finance Capital and Places of Financial Knowledge
Georgina Endfield
The Mission
Gerard Toal/Gearóid Ó Tuathail
Battlefield
Stuart N. Lane
Making Mathematical Models Perform in Geographical Space(s)
Daniel Clayton
Subaltern Space
Mustafa Dikec
Public Sphere
Tim Unwin
The Role of Geography and Geographers in Policy and Government Departments
PART THREE: CRITICAL CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES
Noel Castree
Nature and Society
John Wylie
Landscape
John Agnew
Space and Place
Mike Crang
Time
J. Nicholas Entrikin
Region and Regionalism
Anne Godlewska and Jason Grek Martin
Map
David N. Livingstone
Environmental Determinism
Trevor J. Barnes
Spatial Analysis
Christopher J. Keylock
Dynamics and Complexity
Eric Sheppard and James Glassman
Social Class
Caroline Bressey
Race/Ethnicity
Joanne Sharp
Gender
Neil Roberts
The Idea of Evolution in Geographical Thought
George P. Malanson
Ecosystem
Nick Spedding
Landform
Antony R. Orme
The Cycle of Erosion: Changing Times, Changing Science
Bryan Mark
Glaciation and Ice Ages
Nick Clifford
Rivers and Drainage Basins
Andrew Goudie
Environmental Change
Glen M. Macdonald
Global Climate Change
Phil Hubbard
The City
Paul Cloke
Urban-Rural
Tim Cresswell
Mobility
Michael Williams
Conservation and Environmental Concern
Robert B. Potter and Dennis Conway
Development
Gerry Kearns
Geopolitics

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


If we are to take seriously the idea that events, practices, and ideas should not be divorced from their historical and geographical context, then geographical knowledge itself needs to be temporally and spatially situated. Motivated by that proposition, Agnew and Livingston have put together a Handbook that recasts geography’s history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, the Handbook looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts. The result is a book that fleshes out often-neglected aspects of the discipline’s history, even as it consistently encourages thinking about the relationship between geographical practices and the places, circumstances, and understandings in which those practices are embedded
Alexander B. Murphy
Department of Geography, University of Oregon


The Handbook provides a refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike
Victoria Lawson
University of Washington

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