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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd; 2 edition (8 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849201021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849201025
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 geography
Stuart Aitken
San 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

Professor Nigel Thrift
Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

A most welcome and expanded version of the original Key Thinkers, this work more than any other guides readers through the complex theoretical landscape of space and place. An outstanding volume that articulates, through analyses of the visionary writings of some of the most important theorists in and beyond geography, the migrations of thought produced around our most important objects of analysis. The contributors excel in this effort
Professor John-Paul Jones III
University of Arizona, USA

The second edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place sharpens and refines its project. Written in highly accessible language, the book will be a dependable source of inspiration and reflection to anyone with an interest in space and place as knowledge categories
Professor Richard Le Heron
University of Auckland, New Zealand

This is a helpfully updated version of an already well-researched and accessibly written text. As with the first edition, this version is invaluable for anyone seeking to understand the life and work of key thinkers who have shaped the "spatial turn" in the social sciences. It recognizes the contributions of those from all the major intellectual traditions from positivism to post-structuralism, and from a variety of disciplines, from geographers, anthropologists, economists, philosophers and more. And it consciously acknowledges intellectual traditions beyond the Anglo-American academy
Lily Kong
Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore

An accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the individuals who have shaped contemporary geographical thought. The book covers an impressive and thought-provoking selection of thinkers and writers, representing a variety of traditions and approaches. Each of the sixty-six entries provides a lively summary of the subject's life and work, and an expert critical analysis of their contribution to spatial theory. Key Thinkers on Space and Place is an invaluable reference resource for students of Human Geography and anyone interested in the development of spatial theory
Professor Michael Woods
Aberyswyth University

About the Author

Phil Hubbard is Professor in Urban Studies in the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. 

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and 140 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography, and for eleven years was the editor of Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts in Geography. He is currently a PI on the Programmable City project, the Digital Repository of Ireland, and the All-Island Research Observatory.

He has delivered over 100 invited talks at conferences and universities and his research has been cited over 600 times in local, national and international media. His book ‘Code/Space’ (with Martin Dodge) won the Association of American Geographers ‘Meridian Book Award’ for the outstanding book in the discipline in 2011 and a ‘CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011’ award from the American Library Association. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy's Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.

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