Geography Matters!: A Reader

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Doreen Massey, John Allen, James Anderson
Cambridge University Press, 1984. nov. 22. - 204 oldal
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.

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A history of nature
12
The societal conception of space
34
Analysis aspects of the geography of society
49
The spaced out urban economy
68
Jurisdictional conflicts international law and
85
Part 3
107
A womans place?
128
Part 4
161
Environmental futures
181
Index
201
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Doreen Massey was born in Manchester, United Kingdom on January 3, 1944. She was educated at Oxford University and later received a master's degree in regional science at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career working for a thinktank, the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), in London. Her work with CES revealed several key analysts of the contemporary British economy. When CES closed, she became a professor of geography at the Open University and worked there until her retirement in 2009. She wrote and edited numerous books during her lifetime including For Space; Space, Place and Gender; and World City. She died on March 11, 2016 at the age of 72.

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