The best encyclopaedic tool for human geographers since the Dictionary of Human Geography. It is hugely useful for students who want an easy way to access the roots of the major themes and debates in contemporary geographyStuart AitkenSan Diego State University
Space is now at the forefront of the social sciences and humanities. This compendium sets out the twists and turns of the thinkers who brought us to this place. In doing so, it sets out an effervescent intellectual landscape. Invaluable
"Key Thinkers on Space and Place" is an excellent text for a prompt and precise overview of the most important themes of the city and contemporary architecture. Although Zevi is missing, it remains a fundamental text for the analysis of architecture and the contemporary built environment, the contributions on scholars of postmodern geography and post-structuralism, in general, are well articulated, with an excellent essential bibliography and interesting food for thought. A fundamental text to understand the relationship between community, society, space and city.
I believe this book is a key resource for any subject dealing with the concepts of space and place. It highlights the key thinkers on these topics, and gives a very clear synopsis of each along with additional resources to follow up on. Definitely a book to add to your collection.
This is an excellent reference text and primer, but it has also inspired my work in surprising ways. For instance, the other day, while writing a draft for an article, I needed to clarify my understanding of a theorist. Not only was I able to do that with this text, I was also able to flip around in the book (using the index) to learn of other theorists and work that I was unfamiliar with. Each entry contextualises the theorists in terms of socio-historical context. The entries also articulate the main theoretical contributions to the field, as well as main texts to read.
Very good collection of texts on key thinkers on space and place, makes it a very useful supplementary source for my introductory module on urban identities.
A good text. Would be a good supplement to current core reading for the unit.
This is a useful theoretical text for backing up practical work and offers exciting ways of framing new geographies.
great book for BA- students.
A broad range of contributors, some chapters more accessible and relevant than others.
A unique book to discover the roles of prominent figures in geography.
This book gives a significant insight for my students of geopolitical theories class. They can find every significant thinker on geopolitics, their work and thoughts in detail. An excellent study.
A very thorough selection of texts on space. Ideal for students dealing with complex spatial issues for research (dissertation level).
It proveds a very good overview of main thinkers and their contributions in human geography. Clearly written and easy to understand. It is very useful for urban planning students too.
The book provides an excellent selection of thinkers and theories on space. They are each meticulously laid out and explained in a language that is thorough and yet accessible to students.
It is a brilliant reference book for thinkers on space and provides useful information for further reading.
Excellent book with accessible but highly informative chapters on key thinkers relevant to Geography students. Highly useful.
This edited collection highlights the works of main thinkers on the issues of space and place in a thorough and comprehensive way. This book is a precious guide for anyone seeking to orientate oneself in the literature on space and place.
This is an excellent and much-needed introduction on space/place problematics in ethnographic research, ideal for undergraduate students.
In a German-speaking teaching environment this volume provides valuable additional background information to obligatory reading material (i.e. original articles). Useful especially for advanced students (Master level). Well suited as intoductory or complementary material to acquaint students with key thinkers and authors, e.g. in urban geography.
For students in many disciplines who have never really thought about 'human geography' before, this is an excellent general reference guide and introduction. The end of chapter bibliographies provide very useful leads for further reading. The language of the text is very clear and easy to read for students with limited prior exposure to the concepts and theories.
Broad and clear!