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Concise Encyclopedia of Human Geography

9781800883482 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Loretta Lees, Initiative on Cities, Boston University, US and David Demeritt, Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK
Publication Date: February 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 348 2 Extent: c 512 pp
With 78 specially commissioned entries written by a diverse range of contributors, this essential reference book covers the breadth and depth of human geography to provide a lively and accessible state of the art of the discipline for students, instructors and researchers.

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With 78 specially commissioned entries written by a diverse range of contributors, this essential reference book covers the breadth and depth of human geography to provide a lively and accessible state of the art of the discipline for students, instructors and researchers.

Carefully curated by two internationally recognised scholars in the field, entries are written by both distinguished and up and coming researchers and encompass the key ideas, concepts, and theories in human geography. The Encyclopedia examines both long standing subdisciplinary fields in human geography like economic geography and urban geography, but also more recent ones such as emotional geographies and indigenous geographies, making a point about the move to plural geographies. The selection of entries reflects both the influence of established developments, such as the ‘cultural turn’, and new advances including the growing interest in Big Data, the more committed focus on decolonization of the discipline, and interest in research on the Anthropocene.

This will be fundamental reading for human geography students, particularly undergraduates looking for a succinct and accessible resource for current thinking in the field.

Key Features:
• 78 concise entries from diverse international contributors
• Encapsulates the state of the art of research in the field
• Highlights new trends
• Explores the ways in which human geography is starting to decolonize
Critical Acclaim
‘Challenging the norm of multi-volume, door-stopper encyclopedias and expensive domain-specific handbooks, this Concise Encyclopedia provides a welcome, reasonably priced and student-accessible introduction to human geography. Diverse in seniority and gender, the authors’ compact, engaging and informed essays cover key concepts and sub-fields, equipping newcomers with the background to engage with contemporary human geography scholarship.’
– Eric Sheppard, UCLA, US

‘This state-of-the-art Encyclopedia provides a collection of fresh, illuminating and inspirational clarification of fundamental concepts in human geography. It sets the new standard for the study of human geography as a spatial science embracing engaged pluralism and committed to impactful knowledge production. An essential reference highly recommended to all of those interested in human-environment interaction and its dynamic changes over time and across space.’
– George C.S. Lin, University of Hong Kong
Contributors
Contributors include: Case Allen, Doug Allen, Ben Anderson, James Angel, Christine Añonuevo, Elia Apostolopoulou, Mohammed Rafi Arefin, Eduardo Ascensao, Amy Barron, Katy Bennett, Lawrence Berg, Ellen Bishop, Joe Blakey, Carl Bonner-Thompson, Arnaud Brennetot, Elizabeth Brown, Gavin Brown, Alida Cantor, Noel Castree, Elin Charles-Edwards, Benjamin Coles, Alice Cree, Barbara Crossouard, Mark Davidson, Archie Davies, Sarah de Leeuw, Christabel Devadoss, Michelle Duffy, Máiréad Dunne, Andrew Dwyer, Jay Emery, Marion Erickson, Mara Ferreri, Mark Fransham, Kathryn Furlong, Miriam Gay-Antaki, Pooya Ghoddousi, Franklin Ginn, Jamie Gough, Liza Griffin, Caroline Griffith, Debbie Hopkins, Victoria Houlden, Yingjie Hu, Tone Huse, Rob Imrie, Andrew Jonas, Martin Jones, Mel Jones, Rhys Jones, Hamish Kallin, Sarah Klosterkamp, Austin Kocher, Lilly Kong, Monika Krzywania, Satish Kumar, Andrew Kythreotis, Friederike Landau-Donnelly, Andrew Lapworth, Elise Lecomte, Felicia Liu, Michele Lobo, Jason Luger, Niamh McHugh, Benjamin Newman, Julie MacLeavy, Debolina Majumder, Andrew McGregor, Laura McNab-Coombs, Peter Merriman, Nadia Mosquera Muriel, Tia Ndu, Omolara Odulaja, Joe Penny, Martin Phillips, Anna Plyushteva, Lucas Pohl, Andy Pratt, Emil Pull, Clara Rivas-Alonso, Julie Ren, Michael Rios, Francisco Rowe, Sharda Rozena, Guillem Rubio Ramon, Kristian Ruming, Kanchana Ruwanpura, Joris Scapendonk, Anahid Shirkhodaee, Niamh Shortt, Onyx Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Krithika Srinivasan, Cristina Temenos, Matthew Tillotson, Justin Tse, Lorraine van Blerk, Carry Van-Lieshout, Margaret Walton-Roberts, George Warren, Rachel Woodward, Di Zhu
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