A Companion to Political Geography by John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

A spouse to Political Geography offers scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this energetic and colourful field.

  • Introduces the simplest pondering in modern political geography.
  • Contributions written by way of students whose paintings has helped to form the discipline.
  • Includes paintings on the innovative of the field.
  • Covers the most recent theoretical developments.

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This ideological dynamic is something we can readily recognize in geo-determinist thinking from periods prior to that we have considered, and we can certainly see it in the determinism which is enjoying a renaissance of sorts in our own day. BIBLIOGRAPHY Baron, S. H. 1963. Plekhanov. The Father of Russian Marxism. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Bassin, M. 1993. Reductionism redux, or the convolutions of contextualism. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 83, 156±66. Bassin, M.

18), and his historical writings were filled with engagingly vivid anatomic and biological images of American society. The development of America he considered as nothing less than ``a history of the origin of a new political species,'' while American society itself was a ``protoplasm,'' the spread of which could be likened to ``the steady growth of a complex nervous system'' (Turner, 1897, p. 284; 1931a, p. 206; 1963, p. 37). Yet however powerful the confidence of Turner and his colleagues may have been in the possibility of engaging scientific history for their biography of the national organism, this option brought with it a contradiction which could not ultimately be overlooked.

London: Williams & Norgate, vol. II, 143±84. Tatham, G. 1951. Environmentalism and Possibilism. In G. ) Geography in the 20th Century. London: Methuen, 128±64. Turner, F. J. 1897. The West as a field for historical study. Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1896. Washington, DC: AHA, vol. I, 281±319. Turner, F. J. 1905. Geographical interpretations of American History. Journal of Geography, 4, 34±7. Turner, F. J. 1908. Report on the Conference on the Relation of Geography and History.

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