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- DescriptionKey Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an invative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: / an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field / over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject / excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading. Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and postgraduate students on geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
- Author BiographyProfessor Rob Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading. His research and teaching interests span development geography and development studies; urban geography; return migration; transnationality and issues of identity. He is author of the texts Key Concepts in Development Geography (Sage, 2012), Geographies of Development (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008), The Companion to Development Studies (Hodder, 2008), Doing Development Research (Sage, 2006) and The Contemporary Caribbean, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Progress in Development Studies and is currently a member of the International Editorial Boards of the journals Third World Quarterly, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and Blackwell Geography Compass. Rob Potter was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 and in 2007 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of Reading, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of Geographies of Development and Urban Geography. Dennis Conway is Emeritus Professor in Geography at Indiana University. Dr Ruth Evans is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Reading. Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans is Professor in Geography at the University of Reading.
- Author(s)Dennis Conway,Rob Potter,Ruth Evans,Sally Lloyd-Evans
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication17/05/2012
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleKey Concepts in Human Geography
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight363 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
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