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GEOG2000
Module Reading List - Semester 1

Research Approaches in Human Geography, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Stuart Hodkinson
s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 2: 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 - AVAILABLE ONLINE

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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.

 

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Week 3: 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 ONLINE

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

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

Comte, A. 1830. Course de Philosophie Positive

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

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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 AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

 

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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, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1467-8330.1972.tb00486.x 

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

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 AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

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 AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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 AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

 

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Week 5 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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE

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

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

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

 

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Week 7 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 8: 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 9 Research design and purpose

 

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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. 

 

This list was last updated on 05/10/2020