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Key Concepts in Urban Geography



© 2009 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This book embraces the complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity." 
—Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington

"This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline."
—Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research


Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography.

Key Features

  • Offers an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
  • Provides over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject
  • Presents extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading

Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline from global cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

 
Introduction
 
I Location and movement
 
1.1 Centrality
 
1.2 Mobility
 
1.3 Global Cities
 
1.4 Transnational urbanism
 
II Constructions
 
2.1 Nature
 
2.2 Materiality
 
2.3 Infrastructure
 
2.4 Architecture
 
III Envisioning and experience
 
3.1 Diagram
 
3.2 Photography
 
3.3 Body
 
3.4 Virtuality
 
3.5 Surveillance
 
IV Social and Political Spaces
 
4.1 Segregation
 
4.2 Urban politics
 
4.3 Community
 
V Sites and practices
 
5.1 Consumption
 
5.2 Media
 
5.3 Public space
 
5.4 Commemoration

This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline.

Roger Keil
co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity.

Steven K. Herbert
University of Washington

great all-rounder, provides undergraduates with a structured overview of key geographic concepts and theories

Dr Jan Semmelroggen
School of Animal, Rural & Environment, Nottingham Trent University
May 1, 2014

Good resource for studnets at all levels. It offers a quick definiton and itroduction of key concpets in urban geography. It does what it says on the tin

Dr Andrzej Zieleniec
Sociology , Keele University
June 27, 2013

Great Book!!

Dr Muhammad Rahman
City and Regional Planning, King Fahd Univ of Petroleum & Minerals
June 11, 2012

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Chapter One PDF


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