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Global, national and local

Peter J. Taylor

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter describes how the concept of geographical scale has been handled in British geography over the last century. With geography meaning, literally, ‘writing about the Earth’, it would seem ... More


Geography applied

Robert J. Bennett and Alan G. Wilson

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter discusses the main trends and the most prominent focuses of research regarding geography as an applied discipline. It concentrates on the contributions of geographers in Britain and the ... More


Geographers and environmental change

John B. Thornes

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Within geography, physical geography is concerned with the characteristics of the natural environment, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere; how they influence human activities and how ... More


Geographers and the urban century

Peter Hall

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Geographers only began to make a serious contribution to urban debates in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s. Their contributions fed actively into policy-making during and immediately after World War ... More


Geographers and the fragmented city

Ceri Peach

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

By the end of the twentieth century, the focus of geography had narrowed, its content had become less disciplined by spatial concerns, and its subject matter had become fragmented. Geographers were ... More


Geographers and the regional problem

Ray Hudson

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

There is a long history of geographers in Britain analysing and engaging with ‘the regional problem’. Despite periodic attempts to deny its significance, the regional problem has proved remarkably ... More


Geographers, ethics and social concern

David M. Smith

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Social concern, or relevance, was one of the main themes in human geography during the last three decades of the twentieth century. Preoccupation with the areal differentiation of life on earth, ... More


The institutionalisation of geography as an academic discipline

Ron Johnston

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Although geography has a long history as an intellectual activity in the United Kingdom, it was only institutionalised as a separate academic discipline in the country's universities at the end of ... More


People and the contemporary environment

Sally Eden

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Geographical approaches to human-environment relations have been diverse and dynamic over the last century. They have also been heavily influenced not only by academic disciplines outside geography ... More


The Geographers’ World: From to the (Land of the Franks)

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines how medieval Arab and European geographers perceived the world and the populations who lived in it. It pays particular attention to the image of Europeans in Arab geography and ... More


Jean Gottmann 1915–1994

Hugh Clout and Peter Hall

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Jean Gottmann was one of the great human geographers of a generation reared in the classic school of French regional study. His achievement was to apply the insights and synthetic capacities of that ... More


Guerrilla geography: describing and defending place for a living (or the renaissance of 100–mile geographers)

Briony Penn

in University engagement and environmental sustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091629
eISBN:
9781781707746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091629.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The abandonment of regional geography in the mid 20th century through pressures of globalization, urbanization and corporatization lost two generations of local knowledge and engagement. Studying ... More


1898 and the Making of a Practical Man

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Isaiah Bowman, a former leader of the militia who decided to pursue a career as a geographer. It first provides some information on Bowman's early life, including the time he ... More


The Time Lords: Calendars, Festivals and Sacred Knowledge

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the fact that there is little literary evidence for indigenous cult-practices in Iron Age and Roman Celtiberia, and a caution should be practiced in accepting the Greek ... More


The Association of American Geographers and the American Society for Professional Geographers: Schism and Rapprochement

Geoffrey Martin

in American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Association of American Geographers, founded in 1904 with forty-eight members, was the product of the fecund mind of William Morris Davis. Membership increased very slowly. Meanwhile, a “Young ... More


On Geography and Revolution

Livingstone David N. and Withers Charles W. J.

in Geography and Revolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487335
eISBN:
9780226487359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487359.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the ways in which ideas of geography and of revolution, and the relationships between them, may be understood. It is an attempt to bring together insights from geographers, ... More


Communication and Interpretation

Paul W. Mapp

in The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833957
eISBN:
9781469600987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833957.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how eighteenth-century French surveyors triangulated their way across France and China. A French geographer trod the forests of Siberia and sailed the waters of the North Pacific. ... More


Nationalizing Cartography in the Borderlands before World War I

in Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines modern political mappings from the early 1890s to the start of World War I, focusing on the drama of colliding official and geopolitical claims to borderlands. To move forward ... More


Introducing Code/Space

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

in Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book discusses the relationship between software, space, technology, and society by providing extensive information on how the production of coded objects, infrastructures, processes, and ... More


Wearables: The Flesh Of Social Computing

Susan Kozel

in Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113106
eISBN:
9780262277563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113106.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses how the barrier between bodies and technologies can be dissolved further by considering Merleau-Ponty’s notion of flesh in the context of wearable computing, in particular, the ... More


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