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Module Reading List - Semester 1

Research Approaches in Human Geography, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Stuart Hodkinson
s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Useful introductions:

Clifford, N., et al. 2009. Key Concepts in Geography. London: Sage.

Cloke, P., P. Crang and M. Goodwin, eds. 2005. Introducing Human Geographies. London: Hodder Arnold.

Holt-Jensen, A. 1999. Geography: History and Concepts. London: Sage.

Livingstone, D. 1992. The Geographical Tradition: Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise. Oxford: Blackwell.

Nayak, A., and A. Jeffrey. 2011. Geographical Thought: An Introduction to Ideas in Human Geography. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

 

On the history of geographical ideas:

Barnes, Trevor. 2002. Inventing Anglo-American economic geography, 1889-1960. In E. Sheppard and T. Barnes, eds. A Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 11-26. 

Cresswell, T. 2012. Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Ebook.

Holt-Jensen, A. 1999. Geography: History and Concepts. London: Sage. Chapter 2.

Johnston, R., and J. Sidaway. 2004. Geography and Geographers : Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945. London: Arnold. Chapters 2, 3.

Livingstone, D. 1992. The Geographical Tradition: Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise. Oxford: Blackwell.

Nayak, A., and A. Jeffrey. 2011. Geographical Thought: An Introduction to Ideas in Human Geography. Harlow: Prentice Hall. Chapters 1 and 2.

Peet, R. 1998. Modern Geographical Thought. Oxford: Blackwell. Chapter 1.

 

On trends and concepts in contemporary geography:

Agnew, J., and D. Livingstone, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge. London: Sage. Ebook.

Cook, I. 2000. Cultural Turns/ Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Creswell, T. 2012. Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Ebook.

Hubbard, P., R. Kitchin, B. Bartley and D. Fuller. 2002. Thinking Geographically: Space, Theory, and Contemporary Human Geography. London: Continuum.

Johnston, R., and P. Cloke. 2005. Spaces of Geographical Thought: Deconstructing Human Geography’s Binaries. London: Sage.

Johnston, R., and J. Sidaway. 2004. Geography and Geographers : Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945. London: Arnold.

Creswell, T. 2012. Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Ebook.

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Week 2: Positivism and the Quantitative Revolution

Barnes, T. 2002. Inventing Anglo-American economic geography, 1889-1960. In E. Sheppard and T. Barnes, eds. A Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 11-26. Available from VLE.

Barnes, T.J. (2009) “Not only… but also”: quantitative and critical geography. The Professional Geographer. 61(3), pp.292-300.

Barnes, T., and C. Minca. 2013. Nazi spatial theory: the dark geographies of Carl Schmitt and Walter Christaller. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103:3, 669-687.

Comte, A. 1830. Course de Philosophie Positive

Couper, P. 2015. A student’s introduction to geographical thought: theories, philosophies, methodologies. Sage

Garrison, W. 1953. Spatial structure of the economy: II, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 49(4):471-82

Hill, M (1981) ‘Positivism: a Hidden Philosophy in Geography’, ch.2 in Harvey, M. and Holly, (eds) Themes in Geographic Thought. Oxford: Routledge

Johnston, R. 2009. Spatial Science In: Thrift, N. & Kitchin, R. eds. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London: Elsevier. pp.384-395.

Kitchin, R. 2006. ‘Positivistic geographies and spatial science’. in Aitken, S. and Valentine, G. (eds). Approaches to Human Geography

Peet, R. 1998. Modern Geographical Thought. Oxford: Blackwell. Chapter 1.

Schaefer, F. 1953. Exceptionalism in geography: a methodological examination. Annals of the Associations of American Geographers, 43(3): 226-49

Schwanen, T. and Kwan, M.P. (2009) “Doing” critical geographies with numbers. The Professional Geographer. 61(4), pp.459-64.

Wyly, E. (2008) ‘Strategic Positivism’, The Professional Geographer, 61(3): 310-322

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Week 3: Predicting demographic impacts of Brexit

Abel, G. J., & Sander, N. (2014). Quantifying global international migration flows. Science, 343(6178), 1520-1522. •Bell, M., Blake, M., Boyle, P., Duke-Williams, O., Rees, P.,

Stillwell, J. and Hugo, G. (2002) Cross-national comparison of internal migration: issues and measures. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series a-Statistics in Society, 165(3), pp.435-464.

Champion, A.G. and Shuttleworth, I. (2015a) Is internal migration slowing? An analysis of four decades of NHSCR records for England and Wales, Discussion Paper 176, Social Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics, London. http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/textonly/SERC/publications/download/sercdp0176.pdf

Champion, A.G. and Shuttleworth, I. (2015b) Are people moving home less? An analysis of address changing in England and Wales, 1971-2011, using the ONS Longitudinal Study, Discussion Paper 177, Social Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics, London. http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/textonly/SERC/publications/download/sercdp0177.pdf 

Coleman, D. (2006). Immigration and ethnic change in low-fertility countries: A third demographic transition. Population and development Review, 401-446.

Fotheringham, A. S., Rees, P., Champion, T., Kalogirou, S. and Tremayne, A. R. (2004) The development of a migration model for England and Wales I: overview and modelling out-migration. Environment and Planning A, 36, pp.1633-1672.

Frey, W. H. (2014). Diversity explosion: How new racial demographics are remaking America. Brookings Institution Press.

Lomax, N., Norman, P., Rees, P. and Stillwell, J. (2013) Subnational migration in the United Kingdom: producing a consistent time series using a combination of available data and estimates. Journal of Population Research 30(3): 265-288.//link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12546-013-9115-z 

Notestein, F. W. (1945). Population: the long view. In Theodore W. Schultz, ed., Food for the world. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  

Plane, D. A., & Mulligan, G. F. (1997). Measuring spatial focusing in a migration system. Demography (Pre-2011), 34(2), 251-62.

Rees, P. and Willekens, F. (1986) Data and accounts. In Rogers, A. and Willekens, F., eds. Migration and settlement: A multiregional comparative study. Dordrecht: Reidel, pp.19-58.

Research Observatory (2007) http://ro.uwe.ac.uk/RenderPages/RenderLearningObject.aspx?Context=7&Area=1&Room=3&Constellation=24&LearningObject=104

Stillwell, J., Lomax, N. and Sander, N. (2015) Monitoring and visualising sub-national migration trends in the United Kingdom. In: Geertman, S., Ferreira, J., Goodspeed, R. and Stillwell, J. (eds.) Planning Support Systems and Smart Cities. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 427-445. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-18368-8

UKSA. (2009) Migration statistics: the way ahead? Report 4 (final). London: UKSA https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/migration-statistics-the-way-ahead/

Van de Kaa, D. J. (1987). Europe's second demographic transition. Population bulletin, 42, 1-59. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 22/10/2019) 

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Week 4: The Marxist turn in human geography

Peet, Richard. 1985. An Introduction to Marxist Geography. Journal of Geography 84:1, 5-10.

Harvey, David. 1972. Revolutionary and counter revolutionary theory in geography and the problem of ghetto formation. Antipode 4:2, 1-13. Reprinted in H. Bauder, and S. Engel-Di Mauro, eds. 2008. Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings, http://www.praxis-epress.org/CGR/11-Harvey.pdf.   

Christophers, B. Lave, R. Peck, J., and Werner, M. 2018. The Doreen Massey Reader. Agenda Publishing Limited

Cox, K. 2005. “From Marxist Geography to Critical Geography and Back Again” Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, October 28, 2005, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.484.7102&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Gidwani, V. 2015. The Work of Waste. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40(4):575-595

Harvey, D. 1978. The urban process under capitalism: a framework for analysis. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2:1, 101-131.

Harvey, D. 1989. From managerialism to entrepreneurialism: the transformation in urban governance in late capitalism. Geografiska Annaler 71 B:1, 3-17.

Harvey, D. 2008. The right to the city. New Left Review 53: 23-40. https://newleftreview.org/issues/II53/articles/david-harvey-the-right-to-the-city

Harvey, D. 2017. The Ways of the World. Oxford University Press

Hudson, R. 2006. 'On what's right and keeping left : or why geography still needs Marxian political economy.', Antipode., 38 (2). pp. 374-395

Merrifield, A. 2002. Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City. Routledge

Mitchell, D. 2003. ‘Dead labor and the political economy of landscape: California living, California Dying.’ In K. Anderson, et al., eds. Handbook of Cultural Geography. London: Sage. Ebook.

Slater, T. 2017. Planetary Rent Gaps. Antipode 49:S1, 114-137.

Smith N 1984 Uneven development: nature, capital, and the production of space. Basil Blackwell, Oxford

Samers, M (2006) ‘Changing the World: Geography, Political Activism, and Marxism’, in: Aitken, S & Valentine, G (eds.) Approaches to Human Geography, Sage, pp. 273-285

Swyngedouw, E. (1999) ‘Marxism and historical-geographical materialism: A spectre is haunting geography’, Scottish Geographical Journal, 115:2: 91-102

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Week 5: Cultural Geography and Post-structuralism

Cultural turn

Duncan, James, and David Ley. 1982. Structural Marxism and human geography: a critical assessment. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 72:1, 30-59.

Ley, David, and Marwin Samuels, eds. 1978. Humanistic Geography: Prospects and Problems. London: Croom Helm.

Tuan, Yi-fu. 1974. Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values. New York: Prentice-Hall.

Agnew, John, and James Duncan, eds. 1989. The Power of Place: Bringing together Geographical and Sociological Imaginations. London: Unwin Hyman.

Cosgrove, Denis, and Stephen Daniels, eds. 1988. The Iconography of Landscape. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Agnew, John, and James Duncan, eds. 1989. The Power of Place: Bringing together Geographical and Sociological Imaginations. London: Unwin Hyman.

Cosgrove, Denis, and Stephen Daniels, eds. 1988. The Iconography of Landscape. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Duncan, James S. 1990. The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jackson, Peter. 1989. Maps of Meaning. London: Unwin Hyman.

For a short introduction on how Marxist geographers ‘brought culture on board’, see Barnes, Trevor. 2003. Never mind the economy. Here’s culture. In Anderson, K. Domosh, M. Pile, S. and Thrift, N. eds: The Handbook of Cultural Geography. London: Sage. Pp. 89-97.

Post-structuralism

Gutting, Gary, ed. 2006. The Cambridge Companion to Foucault. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ebook.

Rabinow, Paul, ed. 1991. The Foucault Reader. London: Penguin.

Holt-Jensen, A. 1999. Geography: History and Concepts. London: Sage.

Livingstone, D. 1992. The Geographical Tradition: Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise. Oxford: Blackwell.

Nayak, A., and A. Jeffrey. 2011. Geographical Thought: An Introduction to Ideas in Human Geography. Harlow: Prentice Hall

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Week 7 Feminist geography

 

Key reading:

Blidon, M. and Zaragocin, S. (2019) Mapping gender and feminist geographies in the global context, Gender, Place and Culture, 26(7-9): 915-925.

At least one of the articles in the special issue of on Feminist Geography around the Globe in (2019) Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 26 Issue 7-9. Articles in the special issue discuss feminist geography in diverse countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Colombia, India, Iran, the United States, United Kingdom, among others.

Further readings:

Bondi, L. (2002) Subjectivities, knowledges and feminist geographies: the subjects and ethics of social research, Blackwell: Oxford.

Haraway, D. (2013) Simians, Cyborgs, and Women The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge: London. (Especially Chapter 8 A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century and Chapter 9 Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective).

Harding, S. (2009) Postcolonial and feminist philosophies of science and technology: convergences and dissonances, Postcolonial Studies, 12(4): 401-421.

Hyndman, J. (2001) Towards a feminist geopolitics, Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 45(2): 210-222.

England, K. (2003) Towards a feminist political geography?, Political Geography, 22(6): 611-616 .

Johnson, A. (2018) Centring Black Muslim women in Britain: a Black feminist project, Gender, Place and Culture, 25(11): 1676-1680.

Kwan, M. (2002) Feminist Visualization: Re-envisioning GIS as a Method in Feminist Geographic Research, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 92(4): 645-661.

Longhurst, R. (2008) Maternities: gender, bodies and space, Routledge: New York.

Loyola-Hernández (2019): Spatial crossings: gender, race and politics in Yucatecan Maya municipalities, Gender, Place and Culture, 25(10):1448-1470.

McDowell, L. (1999) Gender, Place and Identity: understanding feminist geography, Polity Press: Oxford.

Mollett, S. and Faria, C. (2018) The spatialities of intersectional thinking: fashioning feminist geographic futures, Gender, Place and Culture, 25(4):565-577.

Moss, P. (2002) Feminist geography in practice: research and methods, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.

Nelson, L. and Seager, J. (ed.) (2005) A companion to Feminist Geography, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.

Okafor, C. (2018) Black Feminism Embodiment: A Theoretical Geography of Home, Healing, and Activism, Meridians, 16(2): 373-381.

Sharp, J. (2009) Geography and gender: what belongs to feminist geography? Emotion, power and change, Progress in Human Geography, 33(1): 74-80.

Schuurman, N. (2002) Women and technology in geography: A cyborg manifesto for GIS. The Canadian Geographer, 46(3): 258–65.

 Werner, M. et. al. (2017) Feminist political economy in geography: Why now, what is different, and what for?, Geoforum, 79: 1-4.

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Week 8 Decolonising geographies

 

Key readings:

Esson, J.; Noxolo, P.; Baxter, R.; Daley, P. and Byron, M. (2017) The 2017 RGS‐IBG chair's theme: decolonising geographical knowledges, or reproducing coloniality?, Area, 49(3): 384-388.

Rivera Cusicanqui, S. (2012) Ch'ixinakax utxiwa: A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization, South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 (1): 95-109. http://www.adivasiresurgence.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Silvia-Rivera-Cusicanqui-Chixinakax-Eng1.pdf

 

Further readings:

Arday, J. and Safia Mirza, H. (ed.) Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy, Palgrave MacMillan: London.

Bhambra, G., Gebrial, D. and Nişancıoğlu (ed.) Decolonising the University, Pluto Press: London.

Clement, V. (2017) Beyond the sham of the emancipatory Enlightenment: Rethinking the relationship of Indigenous epistemologies, knowledges, and geography through decolonizing paths, Progress in Human Geography, 1–19.

Desai, V. (2017) Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) student and staff in contemporary British Geography, Area, 49(3): 320–323.

de Sousa Santos, B. (2016) Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide, Routledge: London.

Galván, R. (2014) Chicana/Latin American Feminist Epistemologies of the Global South (Within and Outside the North): Decolonizing El Conocimiento and Creating Global Alliances. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, 6(2): 135-140. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 22/10/2019) 

Jazeel, T. (2017) Mainstreaming geography’s decolonial imperative, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42: 334-337.

Johnson, A., Joseph-Salisbury, R. and Kamunge, B. (ed.) The fire now: Anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence, Zedbooks: London.

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. (2000) Racism out of Place: Thoughts on Whiteness and an Antiracist Geography in the New Millennium, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90(2): 392-403.

Mbembe, A. (2016) Decolonizing the university: new directions, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 15: 29– 45.

Noxolo, P. (2017) Introduction: Decolonising geographical knowledge in a colonised and re-colonising postcolonial world, Area, 49(3): 317–319.

Pualani Louis, R. (2007) Can You Hear us Now? Voices from the Margin: Using Indigenous Methodologies in Geographic Research, Geographical Research, 45(2): 130-139.

Sandoval, C. (2000) Methodology of the oppressed, University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis.

Sundberg, J. (2013) Decolonizing posthumanist geographies, Cultural geographies, 21(1): 33-47.

Tuck, E. and Yang, K. (2012) Decolonization is not a metaphor, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society,1:1– 40. https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/des/article/view/18630/15554

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2012) Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, London: Zed books.

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Week 10 Research design: the addiction to methods

 

Key readings:

Bradshaw, M. and Stratford, E. (2010) ‘Chapter 5: Qualitative research design and rigour.’ In Hay, Iain, ed. Qualitative research methods in human geography, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Dowling, R.; Lloyd, K. and Suchet-Pearson, S., (2018) Qualitative methods III: Experimenting, picturing, sensing, Progress in Human Geography, 42(5):779-788.

Further readings:

Alcalde, M. (2007) Going Home: A Feminist Anthropologist's Reflections on Dilemmas of Power and Positionality in the Field, Meridians, 7(2): 143-162.

Cervantes-Soon, C. (2014) The U. S.-Mexico Border-crossing Chicana Researcher: Theory in the Flesh and the Politics of Identity in Critical Ethnography, Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, 6(2): 97-112. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 22/10/2019) 

Cope, M. (2010) ‘A history of qualitative research in geography’. In The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Geography. London: Sage, pp. 25-45.

Crang, M. (2002) Qualitative methods: the new orthodoxy? Progress in Human Geography, 26: 647-655.

Dowling, R. (2010) ‘Chapter 2: Power, subjectivity, and ethics in qualitative research.’ In Hay, I. (ed.) Qualitative research methods in human geography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dolores Delgado Bernal , Rebeca Burciaga & Judith Flores Carmona (2012) Chicana/Latina Testimonios: Mapping the Methodological, Pedagogical, and Political, Equity & Excellence in Education, 45:3, 363-372, DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2012.698149

Leszczynski, A. (2018) Digital methods I: Wicked tensions, Progress in Human Geography, 42(3), pp.473-481.

Winchester, H. (2005 or 2010) ‘Chapter 1: Qualitative research and its place in human geography.’ In Hay, Iain, ed. Qualitative research methods in human geography. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 

Whitley, M. and & Massey, W. (2018) Navigating tensions in qualitative research: methodology, geography, personality and beyond, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10(5): 543-554.

Methods in human geography: a guide for students doing a research project (2005) edited by Flowerdew, R. and Martin, M. Edition 2nd ed., Harlow : Pearson Prentice Hall.

Qualitative methodologies for geographers: issues and debates (2001) edited by Limb, M. and Dwyer, C., London: Arnold. 

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Week 11 Action Research and research impact: (not) making a difference

 

Key readings:

Carreta, M. and Riaño, Y. (2016) Feminist participatory methodologies in geography: creating spaces of inclusion, Qualitative Research, 16(3): 258 –266.

Coombes, B., Johnson, J. T., & Howitt, R. (2014). Indigenous geographies III: Methodological innovation and the unsettling of participatory research. Progress in Human Geography, 38(6), 845-854.

 

Further readings:

Bain, A. and Payne, W. (2016) Queer de-participation: reframing the co-production of scholarly knowledge, Qualitative Research, 16(3): 330-340.

Drozdzewski, D. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2015) Research and trauma: Understanding the impact of traumatic content and places on the researcher, Emotion, Space and Society, 17: 17-21.

Evans, R. (2016) Achieving and evidencing research ‘impact’? Tensions and dilemmas from an ethic of care perspective, Area, 48(2): 213-221.

Klocker, N. (2015) Participatory action research: The distress of (not) making a difference, Emotion, Space and Society, 17: 37-44.

Pain, R. (2003) Social geography: on action-orientated research, Progress in Human Geography, 27(5): 649-657.

Pain, R., Kesby, M. and Askins, K. (2011) Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential, Area, 43(2): 183-188.

Pryse, M. (2000) Trans/Feminist Methodology: Bridges to Interdisciplinary Thinking, NWSA Journal, 12(2): 105-118.

Vélez-Torres, I. (2013) Reflections on a participatory documentary process: constructing territorial histories of dispossession among Afro‐descendant youth in Colombia, Area, 45(3): 299-306.

This list was last updated on 06/11/2019