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Stratford, E, Social Geography, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, A Kobayashi (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 249-255. ISBN 9780081022955 (2020) [Other Book Chapter]

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"Social geography" is a composite term for two ideas—the social and geographical—and it refers to a sub-discipline of human geography. The meanings associated with "the social", and the ways in which the social relates to geography, have evolved over time. However, three core themes typify social geography’s broad content: social and spatial identity; locational disadvantage; and sociospatial relations.These themes are considered because they are among the most durable that exist in the sub-discipline, because they are both new and relatively influential, and because they are coconstitutive. Reference is also made to some of the challenges and opportunities social geographers may need to consider in the near future.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:human geography, social geography, methodology, methods, analysis, knowledge
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:131938
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-04-12
Last Modified:2019-12-18

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