Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

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Urban Geography in America offers a comprehensive historiography of this major field. Compiling the best essays from the flagship journal Urban Geography, it shows the evolution of the field from the 1950s to 2000, as it shifted from data-driven social science modeling in the 1960s to the more critical perspectives of the 1970s to postmodernism in the 1980s to feminism and globalization in th 1990s. It covers all the major trends and figures, and features some of the most important names in the field. Ultimately, this will be a necessary reference for all scholars in the field and all graduate students taking introductory courses and preparing for the comprehensive exams.This essay outlines the intellec- tual history of the LA School, explains the distinctiveness of its break with previous traditions (especially those of the Chicago School), and advocates the need for a comparative urban analysis that utilizes Losanbsp;...

Title:Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000
Author:Brian J.L Berry, James Wheeler
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-05-01


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