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Geography Matters! : A Reader - Doreen Massey

Geography Matters!

A Reader

By: Doreen Massey (Editor), John Allen (Editor), James Anderson (As told to), Susan Cunningham (As told to), Christopher Hamnett (As told to)

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 1985
ISBN: 9780521268875
Number Of Pages: 216

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Space and nature have long been the concerns of human geography, bound up with a strong sense of the importance of place. Understanding how society changes entails understanding the geography of social change. In this new reader, the editors argue for a new way of looking at the relationship between society and its spatial organization, between society and nature, and between the interdependence and unique character of places. First, through a selection of material ranging from the changing geography of class cultures, gender relations, city structures, state power to the processes of international law, the readings demonstrate that neither space nor society can be understood independently of the other. Social change involves spatial change and spatial change affects social organization. The two sides of the relation mediate a geography of change. Second, a number of the articles explore the relation between society and nature, and demonstrate that that, too involves a continuous and changing interrelationship. Nature cannot be understood outside of its social interpretation and use; equally nature, the environment, has an impact upon the quality and future of our lives. Third, this collection presents an approach to the geography of place which has methodological implications for all those in social science who are concerned with the central problem of appreciating the of outcomes without losing sight of general processes of chance. To grasp the dynamic relation between society, space and nature is important not only for human geography, but for all the social sciences. Geography Matters! brings together a wide range of articles, from both geographers and non-geographers. It addresses a series of economic, political and cultural issues from a geographical angle that will put the social distinctiveness of place back on the agenda for all the social sciences.

Introduction: Geography
A history of nature
The societal conception of space
Introduction: Analysis: Aspects of the Geography of Society
'There's no place like ...': cultures of difference
The spaced out urban economy
Jurisdictional conflicts, international law and the international state system
Introduction: Synthesis: Interdependence and the Uniqueness of Place
The re-structuring of a local economy: the case of Lancaster
A woman's place?
The laissez-faire approach to international labor migration: the case of the Arab Middle East
Introduction: geography and Society
The nation-state in western Europe: erosion from 'above' and 'below'?
Environmental futures
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ISBN: 9780521268875
ISBN-10: 0521268877
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd February 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.95  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.46