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Human Geography of the UK : An Introduction - Irene Hardill

Human Geography of the UK

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 31st May 2001
ISBN: 9780415214261
Number Of Pages: 304

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This new core textbook for introductory courses in human geography provides year undergraduates with a comprehensive thematic and regional approach to the changing human geography of the UK at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Covering local, regional, national, European and global issues, it also explores in some detail topics which are part of the lived experience of undergraduates themselves, such as crime, unemployment, social exclusion and AIDS. Individual chapters cover: Historical and contemporary approaches to the human geography of the UK/ The UK in a global context/ Processes of Socio-Economic Change/Exclusion, Division and Polarisation/ Cultural change/Political Change/Population/Work and Leisure/Health and wellbeing/Culture and Identity/Policy responses/Constitutional and political change/Geographical divisions/The haves and the have-nots/The geography of division. User-friendly textbook features include: *chapter introductions, summaries and important theoretical principles *up-to-date further reading and key on-line sources *case studies, examples and revision questions Human Geography of the UK has been written by three authors who contribute their specialisms across political, economic and social geography as well as their experience in textbook authorship, and introductory level teaching.

The Human Geography of the UK: Some Issues
Approaches to the human geography of the UK
The UK in a global context
Processes of socio-economic change
An era of exclusion: polarisation and division
Cultural change
Political change
The UK in a Period of Change
The UK population
Consumption and leisure
Health and wellbeing
Culture and identity
Policy responses
The UK: a Society and State Divided?
Constitutional and political change with Peter Shirlow
Geographical divisions: a tale of two regions
The haves and the have-nots
The geography of polarisation and division with Peter Shirlow
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ISBN: 9780415214261
ISBN-10: 0415214262
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.79 x 19.05  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1