Social Geography in International Perspective

Edited by John Eyles

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Area: Human Geography


Introduction: Diffusion and Convergence? by John Eyles

Chapter One: Social Geography in France by Paul Claval

Chapter Two: North America by R.J. Johnston

Chapter Three: Britain by John Eyles

Chapter Four: Swedish Social Geography by Sven Godlund

Chapter Five: Social Geographical Research in Germany by Eckhard Thomale

Chapter Six: Social Geography in Poland by Bohdan Jalowiecki

Chapter Seven: Towards an Antipodean Social Geography by Trevor Lee

Chapter Eight: Social Geography Under Apartheid by Chris Rogerson & John Browett

Chapter Nine: Social Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa by Joe Doherty

Chapter Ten: Research in Social Geography: South Asia by Robert Bradnock

Social geography has been one of the great growth areas in geography in recent decades. It has brought within geographical analysis a wide range of new subject matter that has proved extremely invigorating for the discipline, such as ethnic segregation, crime and environment, differences in residential housing and public service provision, and inner city problems. At the same time the growth of social geography has heightened geographers' awareness of social questions and given rise to the so-called "welfare approach" whereby geographers express their social conscience and call for greater social justice in the spatial distribution of social services.

The social geography movement however has not been evenly spread throughout different parts of the world vary in the emphasis they give to topics. This book surveys the current international situation of the social geography school. It discusses the contemporary trends, the leading figures, issues of concern, and differences of approach that are now to be found in social geography around the world.