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The creation of humanised landscapes

Michael Williams

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/9780197262863.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The historical element and human action are implicit in the idea of the landscape. Such combinations, in various guises, often go under the name of historical geography. More latterly, the meaning of ... 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, 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


Emrys Jones 1920–2006

Ron Johnston

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Emrys Jones (1920–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a geographer who, together with his elder brother, Alun, was raised in the Cynon Valley mining community of Aberaman in South Wales. In ... More


Introduction

Michael Williams and 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/9780197262863.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Geography straddles the main divide within academic life, with the humanities and social sciences on the one side and the natural and life sciences on the other. The discipline's roots lie in both ... 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


“The Geography of Internal Affairs”: Pioneer Settlement as National Economic Development

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/9780520230279.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies pioneer settlement and research on frontiers. It shows that Bowman's interest in “pioneering” belts and frontier settlement was personal; it was previously noted that he spent ... More


Introduction

Adam Whitworth

in Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Social policy and human geography are intimately intertwined yet frequently disconnected fields. Whilst social policies are always conceived, implemented and experienced in and through geography, the ... More


Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces some of the broader academic and policy/practitioner contexts for the chapters in the book. It reviews work in social studies of childhood, children's geographies and related ... More


Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Adam Whitworth (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The motivation of this edited collection is to shine a light on the fertile, multi-faceted yet largely unexplored links between the concepts, perspectives, knowledges and methodological approaches of ... More


Brain culture in context

Jessica Pykett

in Brain culture: Shaping policy through neuroscience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314042
eISBN:
9781447314073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314042.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that there is a need to take seriously a geographical approach to ‘situated subjectivity’, and that such a sensitivity has implications for how we understand political agency and ... More


Spaces of participation and inclusion?

Michael Gallagher

in Children, young people and social inclusion: Participation for what?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346629
eISBN:
9781447301820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents a series of reflections on children's participation and inclusion from a geographical perspective. It begins by giving a brief overview of recent work on children's spaces in ... More


Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds ... More


The Painting of Rural Life

in The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

During the interwar period and up through World War II, peasant studies emerged within social-scientific inquiry in Egypt, a development that must be viewed within a variety of historical contexts. ... More


Human History as Brownian Motion, or How Genetic Trees and Gene Maps Draw Things Together

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with Cavalli-Sforza’s early work in the development of statistical and computer techniques to create human population trees on the basis of the genetics of blood groups. The ... More


Undisclosed Origins and Homelands

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is a discussion of several of al-Jāḥiẓ’s writings on various ethnicities and homelands and the contentious debates that often arose concerning their respective merits. It begins with a ... More


Introduction: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Knowledge Production

in The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores the history of the social sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in Egypt during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on both intellectual and ... More


Taking Los Angeles Apart (1985–1995)

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A major shift is represented here, away from the confident political economy of the first chapter and toward a more inquisitive, inclusive, and open-minded critical postmodernism. Inspired by ... More


The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Omnia El Shakry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book charts the development of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in late nineteenth-and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing both intellectual and institutional ... More


Brain culture: Shaping policy through neuroscience

Jessica Pykett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314042
eISBN:
9781447314073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314042.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Drawing on in-depth interviews with ... More


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