First published in 1979, Geography and Geographers continues to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field of human geography available. As such, it is essential reading for all students of geography. Geography and Geographers provides a survey of the major debates, key thinkers and schools of thought in human geography in the English-speaking world, setting them within the context of economic, social, cultural and political, as well as intellectual, changes. It focuses on the debates among geographers regarding what their discipline should study and how that should be done, and draws on a wide reading of the geographical literature produced during a fifty-year period characterised by both growth in the number of academic geographers and substantial shifts in conceptions of the discipline's scientific rationale. This seventh edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect developments in the field and the ways that geography and its history is understood and taught. But, above all, the book retains its key strength of offering a thoroughly contemporary perspective on human geography ideal for new and more experienced students alike.
`Has probably done more to shape human geographers' collective sense of what geography is and has been about than any other single source.'
Murray Low [commenting on the fifth edition], Political Geography (2004)
Comments on the seventh edition:
"This new edition of Geography and Geographers is especially welcome. By providing what the authors call "wider discussions of the contexts" within which geographical endeavour has been located, it shows that the historical geography of geography has come of age. As a working map of the territory, this is a superlative piece of intellectual cartography that no geographers wanting to orientate themselves can afford to be without."
Professor David N. Livingstone, Queen's University Belfast
"Geography and Geographers is a living classic. It provides a compelling and subtle narrative of the key intellectual shifts shaping contemporary Geography, one that is sensitive to the range of factors that shape academic knowledge. An invaluable resource for scholars from students to professors, and an intellectual achievement in its own right."
Professor Clive Barnett, Professor of Geography and Social Theory, University of Exeter
The nature of an academic discipline Foundations Growth of systematic studies and the adoption of 'scientific Human geography as spatial science Humanistic geography 'Radical' geographies Postmodern geographies Feminist geographies Applied geography and the relevance debate A changing discipline?