The Challenge for Geography: A Changing World; A Changing Discipline

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April 1993



How should geographers respond to a world which is changing fast - perhaps faster than ever before? This book addresses this question, bringing together ten geographers to examine both changes in the contemporary world and transformations within the discipline of geography.


A Changing World: A Changing Discipline?: An Introduction: R. J. Johnston. Part I: A Changing World: 1. A Changing World: Introducing the Challenge: R. J. Johnston. 2. The Changing Organization of the Global Economy: Peter Dicken. 3. Social Landscapes: Continuity and Change: Susan J. Smith. 4. Ends, Geopolitics and Transitions: Graham Smith. 5. Human Societies and Environmental Change: The Long View: I. G. Simmons. 6. Land Transformation: A. S. Goudie. 7. Geographers and the Impact of Climate Change: Martin Parry. Part II: A Changing Discipline: 8. Meet the Challenge: Make the Change: R. J. Johnston. 9. Full Circle, or New Meaning for the Global: Peter J. Taylor. 10. Changing Ourselves: A Geography of Position: Peter Jackson. 11. Desiderata for Geography: An Institutional View from the United States: Ronald F. Abler. Index.


R. J. Johnson is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex and was formerly Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. His previous publications include: " On Human Geography" (Blackwell, 1988), "The Future of Geography" (1988), " Geography and Geographers" (1991), and "A Question of Place" (Blackwell, 1991). He also edited, together with Derek Gregory and David M. Smith, "The Dictionary of Human Geography" (Blackwell, 4th edition, 2000) and together with P. J. Taylor, "A World in Crisis" (Blackwell, 2nd edition, 1989).


"A timely book which presents an excellent summary of modern ideas and of the associate literature." The Geographical Journal "A thought provoking review of the place of geographical research in the contemporary world." Ecumene
EAN: 9780631187141
ISBN: 0631187146
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1993
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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