This is the fourth volume of a five-book series which offers a forward-looking, broad-based course in human geography. The building blocks of a 'geographical imagination' are presented through some of the principal forces that are shaping the world as it approaches the twenty-first century. Each book develops different aspects of the geographical imagination, using a mixture of text and readings, through which the authors teach what it is to think geographically. the issues that are explored are at the forefront of global and local relations. This volume examines the challenges posed by globalization to the meanings we currently give to place and to culture, and questions the nature of the rlationship between them. Issues of identity - cultural, personal, and of place - and the contest over the meanings of places and cultures are set in the context of the changing geography of social power. Beginning with international migration, the book establishes a centuries-old context of movement, settlement, and hybridity within which current debates must be set. It raises issues of the rights of movement of both capital and of people, of the ways in which place and culture are imagined and given meaning, and of the power struggles over the definitions of place and culture. It examines the importance and the nature of the identities we confer on, and draw from, place, and the importance of space and place in the constitution of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'. The book as a whole is an argument for rethinking these issues and recognising their importance to our geographical imagination.
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Doreen Massey and Pat Jess are both at The Open University.Review:
`Throughout, the book provides the reader with a rich variety of case studies drawn from around the world. As a pedagogic tool, the book is clearly structured, providing the student with concise summaries of the principal arguments of the book throughout the text. I would provide the book with
the strongest recommendation. Its content, layout and approach provide an excellent teaching aid for courses on social, cultural, political and population geography. The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on producing an innovative and very accessible text. I am sure it will stimulate
much interest amongst students of geography and other social sciences.'
Paul Routledge, University of Glasgow, Urban Studies 34.2, 1997
`An impressively lucid and coherent volume ... its coherence will be welcomed by students and instructors alike.'
`The volume is a refreshingly clear exposition of the main ideas which have been informing recent debates about representation, identity, hybridity, contestation and transculturation; look no further for a text accessible to students, yet one which should get them thinking profoundly about the
concepts and their relevance for their daily lives. ... this volume represents a wonderfully accessible statement (in more than one sense) of the theoretical and substantive issues concerning place, identity and culture, and is to be highly recommended to students and their teachers alike.'
Int Journal of Heritage Studies, 3, (1), 1997
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11019874191X
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019874191X