Writing Worlds

Author: Trevor J. Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317832914
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Writing Worlds represents the first systematic attempt to apply poststructuralist ideas to landscape representation. Landscape - city, countryside and wilderness - is explored through the discourse of economics, geopolitics and urban planning, travellers descriptions, propaganda maps, cartography and geometry, poetry and painting. The book aims to deconstruct geographical representation in order to explore the dynamics of power in the way we see the world.

RaumSprache

Author: Antje Schlottmann
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515087001
Format: PDF
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Traditionelle Vorstellungen von Raum und Grenzen sind weder ueberwunden noch verzichtbar - auch wenn die aktuelle humangeographische Theorie sie oftmals totsagt. Denn in der Alltagspraxis sind sie gebrauchlich und funktionell. Um zu einem tieferen Verstandnis dieser praktischen Bedeutung von Raumkonzepten zu gelangen, bedarf es allerdings einer systematischen Analyse des alltaglichen aGeographie-Machenso, der sprachlichen Verwendung von Raumbegriffen und ihrer gesellschaftlichen Einbindung. Anhand der Berichterstattung zur deutschen Einheit erfolgt in diesem Buch eine sukzessive Theorieentwicklung zur Beziehung von Raum, Sprache und Gesellschaft. Im Ergebnis zeigt sich, daa die alltagliche Differenzierung von West und Ost nicht bloa ein adeutsches Phanomeno ist. Sie verweist auf die allgemeine Problematik, daa selbst beim Entwurf von integrativen Konzepten und grenzueberschreitenden Programmen nicht auf desintegrative und begrenzende Raumbegriffe verzichtet werden kann. aa Antje Schlottmann's book offers a welcome broadening of the discursive landscape. The publication is the fourth of currently five volumes publishes in what is proving to be an exciting series in German-speaking Human Geography. a Judging by the standard attained in the volume reviewed, the series is off to a promising start. a [it is] a genuinely intriguing and always path-breaking approach to the nexus between geography, sociology and socio-linguistics.o Ulf Strohmayer, ACME Journal aDas vorliegende Werk ist eine sehr ausfuehrliche, sorgfaltige und gruendliche theoretische Abhandlung ueber Handeln, Sprache und Raum. [a] eRaumSpracheae trifft in den Kern der Geographie. Das Buch pladiert dafuer, sich mit deren Grundlagen auseinanderzusetzen. Damit dient es dem Projekt, eine sorgfaltigere Praxis wissenschaftlicher Erdbeschreibung zu entwickeln.o Geographica Helvetica aa it provides a very effective way to keep the systematic theoretical development grounded in empirical examples.o Matthew Hannah, ACME Journal."

Raumbezogene qualitative Sozialforschung

Author: Eberhard Rothfuß
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531932403
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die AutorInnen aus der Humangeographie und Soziologie leisten einen Beitrag zur raumbezogenen qualitativen Sozialforschung, indem sie in kritischer Reflexion auf den spatial turn die soziale Welt erforschen und interpretieren. Einer schlagwortartig vorgebrachten Renaissance des Raumes in den Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften werden konkrete qualitativ-empirische und theoretisch-konzeptionelle Arbeiten gegenübergestellt, die einen eigenständigen, raumreflektierten Zugang zur Thematik bieten. Die AutorInnen verfolgen zwei Ziele: Zum einen geht es um die Überwindung von „just-do-it“-Ansätzen in der (raumbezogenen) Methodologie. Zum anderen wird deutlich, dass eine eingehende methodologische Reflexion kein redundanter Aspekt ist oder einen lässlichen Arbeitsschritt darstellt, sondern entscheidender Bestandteil qualitativer Forschungslogik sein muss. Gefordert ist hierfür eine Debatte sowohl über die theoretischen Grundlagen einer solchen Positionierung, als auch die Diskussion ihrer praktischen Umsetzungen in der empirischen Forschung. Die AutorInnen demonstrieren, dass mit ‚Raum‘ qualitativ verfahren werden kann und die Sensibilität hinsichtlich relationaler und praxeologischer Raumbezüge in der qualitativen Sozialforschung gestärkt werden kann.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Sarah Holloway
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973898
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Postmodernism Disciplinary texts humanities and social sciences

Author: Victor E. Taylor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415185691
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A four volume collection of reprinted articles and book excerpts covering the critical discussion of postmodernism interdisciplinary as well as in the humanities and social sciences.Vol. 1., "Foundational Essays", centers on the classic themes of knowledge formation language, society and subjectivity. The contributors are among others: Georges Bataille, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Ferdinand de Saussure, Julia Kristeva and Maurice Merlau-Ponty. Vol. 2.., "Critical Texts" contains texts by Walter Benjamin, Jonathan Culler, Rodolphe Gasché, Jürgen Habermas, Ihab Hassan, Frederic Jameson, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Rorty and others.Vol. 3., "Disciplinary Texts: Humanities and Social Sciences", is divided into the following subsections:"Geography", "History", "Literature", "Philosophy", "Theology", "Culture Studies", "Sociology" and "Women's Studies". It contains contributions by J.B. Harley, Trevor J. Barnes, Hayden White, Stanley Vogel, Michael W. Messmer, Michel Foucault, Gianni Vattimo, Charles E. Winquist, Seyla Benhabib, Hans Bertens, Barry Smart, Diane Elam, Rachel Bowlby and others.Vol. 4., "Legal Studies, Psychoanalytical Studies, Visual Arts and Architecture" is divided into corresponding subsections. The contributros are among others: Jerry D. Leonard, Victor Taylor, Shoshana Felman, Paul Ricoeur, Elisabeth Grosz, Ralph Cohen, Robert Dunn, Andrew Benjamin, Peter Eisenman and Stephen H. Watson

Seductions of Place

Author: Alan A Lew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134651872
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The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include: an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environment historic constructions of place seduction the importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of place how mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formation the environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book is ideal for social scientists and humanists who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.

The Urban Geography Reader

Author: Nicholas R. Fyfe
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307024
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Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities. Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures. Organized around seven themes, it addresses the changing economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions of contemporary urbanization and the range of personal and public responses. It reflects the academic importance of urban geography in terms of both its theoretical and empirical analysis as well as its applied policy relevance, and features extensive editorial input in the form of general, section and individual extract introductions. Bringing together in one volume 'classic' and contemporary pieces of urban geography, studies undertaken in the developed and developing worlds, and examples of theoretical and applied research, it provides in a convenient, student-friendly format, an unparalleled resource for those studying the complex geographies of urban areas.

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147242056X
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.