The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies



© 2010 | 632 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"With clarity and confidence, this vibrant volume summons up 'the social' in geography in ways that will excite students and scholars alike. Here the social is populated not only by society, but by culture, nature, economy and politics."
- Kay Anderson, University of Western Sydney

"This is a remarkable collection, full of intellectual gems. It not only summarises the field of social geography, and restates its importance, but also produces a manifesto for how the field should look in the future."
- Nigel Thrift
, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

"The book aims to be accessible to students and specialists alike. Its success lies in emphasizing the crossovers between geography and social studies. The good editorial work is evident and the participating contributors are well-established scholars in their respective fields."
- Miron M. Denan
, Geography Research Forum

"An excellent handbook that will attract a diversity of readers. It will inspire undergraduate/postgraduate students and stimulate lecturers/researchers interested in the complexity and diversity of the social realm.... As the first of its kind in the sub-discipline, it is a book that is enjoyable to read and will definitely add value to a personal or library collection."
- Michele Lobo
, New Zealand Geographer

The social relations of difference - from race and class to gender and inequality - are at the heart of the concept of social geography. This handbook reconsiders and redirects research in the discipline while examining the changing ideas of individuals and their relationship with structures of power.

Organised into five sections, the SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies maps out the 'connections' anchored in social geography.
  • Difference and Diversity builds on enduring ideas of the structuring of social relations and examines the ruptures and rifts, and continuities and connections around social divisions.
  • Geographies and Social Economies rethinks the sociality, subjectivity and placement of money, markets, price and value.
  • Geographies of Wellbeing builds from a foundation of work on the spaces of fear, anxiety and disease towards newer concerns with geographies of health, resilience and contentment.
  • Geographies of Social Justice connects ideas through an examination of the possibilities and practicalities of normative theory and frames the central notion of Social geography, that things always could and should be different.
  • Doing Social Geography is not exploring the 'how to' of research, but rather the entanglement of it with practicalities, moralities, and politics.

 This will be an essential resource for academics, researchers, practitioners and postgraduates across human geography.

Susan J Smith et al
Introduction: Situating Social Geographies
 
PART ONE: DIFFERENCE AND DIVERSITY
John Paul Jones III
Introduction: Social Geographies of Difference
Linda Peake
Gender, Race, Sexuality
Rachel Pain and Peter Hopkins
Social Geographies of Age and Ageism: Landscapes, Lifecourses and Justice
Muchael L Dorn and Carla C Keirns
Disability, Health and Citizenship
Audrey Kobayashi and Sarah de Leeuw
Tensioned Landscapes and Contested Identities: Social Geographies of Difference and Relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples
Katie D Willis
Social Collisions
Keith Woodward and Jennifer Lea
Geographies of Affect
Paul Robbins and Brian Marks
Assemblage Geographies
 
PART TWO: GEOGRAPHIES AND SOCIAL/ECONOMY
Susan J Smith
Introduction: Into the Black Box
Roger Lee
Economic Society/Social
Paul Bennet
Geography Geographies of Financial Risk and Exclusion
Nancy Ettlinger
Emotional Economic Geographies
David B Clarke
The Limits to Value
Clive Barnett
Publics and Markets: What's Wrong with Neoliberalism?
 
PART THREE: GEOGRAPHIES OF WELL-BEING
Rachel Pain and Susan J Smith
Introduction
Robin A Kearns and Gavin J Andrews
Geographies of Well-Being
Rich Mitchell
Health, Risk and Resilience
Nicola Ansell
Young People, Care and Social Well-Being
Joyce Davidson
Phobias and Safe-Keeping: Exploring Emotional Intersections between Selves and Spaces
Hille Koskela
Fear and Its Others
 
PART FOUR: GEOGRAPHIES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Sallie A Marston
Introduction
Marv Waterstone
Geography and Social Justice
Jeff Popke
The Spaces of Being In-Common: Ethics and Social Geography
Richard Howitt and Michael Hillman
Evironmental Justice and The Commons
Nicholas R Fyfe
Crime and the 'Re-Moralization of City Spaces'
Amy Ross
A Social Geography of Human Rights
 
PART FIVE: DOING SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES
Rachel Pain
Introduction
Sara Kindon
Participation
Lynn A Staeheli and Don Mitchell
Relevance
Kathryn Besio
The Politics and Ethics of Trust in Geographic Research
Mei-Po Kwan
Quantification
Kath Browne, with Leela Bakshi and Arthur Law
Positionalities: It's Not about Them, It's about Us

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Introduction


With clarity and confidence, this vibrant volume summons up 'the social' in Geography in ways that will excite students and scholars alike. Here the social is populated not only by society, but by culture, nature, economy and politics. It proliferates and pulses through diverse domains of geographic analysis and concern. The Handbook of Social Geography is a rich resource that maps a field and moves it on
Kay Anderson
University of Western Sydney


This is a remarkable collection, full of intellectual gems. It not only summarises the field of social geography, and restates its importance, but also produces a manifesto for how the field should look in the future
Nigel Thrift
Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick


The book aims to be accessible to students and specialists alike. Its success lies in

emphasizing the crossovers between geography and social studies. The good editorial work is evident and the participating contributors are well-established scholars in their respective fields
Miron M. Denan
Geography Research Forum


An excellent handbook that will attract a diversity of readers. It will inspire undergraduate/postgraduate students and stimulate lecturers/researchers interested in the complexity and diversity of the social realm. On the otherhand, the book will also satisfy the curiosity of anyone with an interest in issues of social difference, social economies, well-being and social justice...I strongly recommend the Sage Handbook of Social Geography because its creative and selective approach invites reflection curiosity and eagerness to explore the constitution and multidimensional nature of the social in ways that move beyond the politics of identity and resistance. As the first of its kind in the sub-discipline, it is a book that is enjoyable to read and will definitely add value to a personal or library collection
Michele Lobo
New Zealand Geographer


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