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A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought: Theories, by Pauline Couper

By Pauline Couper

This ism-busting textual content is an drastically obtainable account of the most important philosophical and theoretical rules that experience trained geographical study. It makes summary rules particular and obviously connects it with genuine practices of geographical learn and data.

Written with aptitude and fervour, A Student's creation to Geographical Thought:

  • Explains the most important rules: medical realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / severe rationalism / Marxism and demanding realism/ social constructionism and feminism / phenomenology and post-phenomenology / postmodernism and post-structuralism / complexity / ethical philosophy.
  • Uses examples that handle both physical geography and human geography.
  • Use a well-known and real-world instance - ‘the seashore’ - as an access element to easy questions of philosophy, returning to this to demonstrate and to give an explanation for the hyperlinks among philosophy, concept, and method.

All chapters finish with summaries and resources of additional analyzing, a thesaurus explaining key phrases, workouts with commentaries, and internet assets of key articles from the journals Progress in Human Geography and Progress in actual Geography. A Student's advent to Geographical Thought is a very obtainable scholar A-Z of thought and perform for either human and actual geography.

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