Holt-Jensen: Geography, 5e
Geography: History and Concepts, 5th Edition is supported by a selection of articles from Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography journals. The selection is focused on current progress in the discipline, and is conceptually linked to ideas and projects introduced in the book which will enable students to follow up on the themes, topics and research examples introduced in each chapter. In the last three chapters of the book, the articles are divided further by subchapter, as many articles touch directly on many of the research projects presented in the explanatory ‘boxes’.
Chapter 1: What is Geography?
Chapter 2: The Roots of Geography
Bonfiglioli, Stefania (2016) Moral returns in geography. Chora: On ethics as an image, Progress in Human Geography, 40(6): 830‒838.
This article relates the ideas discussed back to Plato and Strabo
Bassin, Mark (2000) Studying ourselves: history and philosophy of geography, Progress in Human Geography, 24(3): 475‒487.
This article also relates to Chapter 10
Chapter 3: From Cosmography to an Institutionalized Discipline
Robbins, Paul & Smith, Sara H. (2017) Baby bust: Towards political demography, Progress in Human Geography, 41(2): 199‒219.
This article provides a good overview, and relates to Box.3.7 pp. 54‒5
Chapter 4: The Regional Tradition
Pudup, Mary Beth (1988) Arguments within regional geography, Progress in Human Geography, 12(3): 369‒390.
A critical review of traditional regional geography and alternative regional and ‘locality’ studies in the 1980s
Mathewson, Kent (1999) Cultural landscape and ecology II: regions, retrospects, revivals, Progress in Human Geography, 23(2): 267‒281.
This article relates to Carl Sauer and the ‘Berkeley School’
Overton, John & Murray, Warwick, E. (2016) Fictive place, Progress in Human Geography, 40(6): 794–809.
Fictive place-making exemplified with ‘wine districts’
Chapter 5: The Growth of Spatial Science
Malanson, George P. (2014) Physical geography on the methodological fence: David Stoddart (1965) Geography and the ecological approach: The ecosystem as a geographic principle and method, Geography, 50: 242‒251, Progress in Physical Geography, 38(2): 251‒258.
Chapter 6: Paradigms and Revolutions
Mair, Andrew (1986) Thomas Kuhn and understanding geography, Progress in Human Geography, 10(3): 345‒369.
Good analyses, but note that the discussions of the Johnston and Holt-Jensen books are based on the now outdated first editions
Philo, Chris (1998) Reading Drumlin: academic geography and a student geographical magazine, Progress in Human Geography, 22(3): 344‒367.
See particularly pp.350‒361 which present how student work adapted to changes in the discipline 1960s‒1990s
Chapter 7: Positivism and it Critics
Millington, James D.A. & Wainwright, John (2017) Mixed qualitative-simulation methods: Understanding geography through thick and thin., Progress in Human Geography, 41(1): 68‒88.
This article relates to Box 7.1 and Box 7.2
Chapter 8: Alternatives to Spatial Science
Smith, Neil (1979) Geography, science and post-positivist modes of explanation, Progress in Human Geography, 3(3): 356‒383.
This article also addresses phenomenological and Marxist geographies
Behavioural and welfare geography:
Donovan, Amy (2017) Geopower: Reflections on the critical geography of disasters, Progress in Human Geography, 41(1): 44‒67.
This article relates to natural hazards research within behavioural geography
Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2017) Urban geography II: Urban geography in the Age of Ferguson, Progress in Human Geography, 41(2): 230‒244.
This article relates to the ‘geography of social exclusion’
Structuralism – Marxist geographies:
Swyngedouw, Erik, Castree, Noel & Smith, Neil (2000) Classics in human geography revisited: Smith, N. (1984) Uneven Development, Nature, Capital and the Production of Space. Oxford, Blackwell, Progress in Human Geography, 24(2): 266‒274.
Huber, Matt (2018) Resource geographies I: Valuing nature (or not), Progress in Human Geography, 42(1): 148‒159.
This article relates to structuralism, Marxism and value theory
Chapter 9: Post-structuralism and Beyond
Structuration theory and critical realism:
Post-industrialism, post-structuralism and post-modernism:
Jones, Andrew (1999) Dialectics and difference: against Harvey’s dialectical ‘post-Marxism’, Progress in Human Geography, 23(4): 529‒555.
A critique of Harvey, followed in the same issue by a response from Harvey pp. 557‒566; this also relates well to ‘post-structuralism’ in pp.161‒162
Rose, Gillian (2016) Rethinking the geographies of cultural ‘objects’ through digital technologies: Interface, network and friction, Progress in Human Geography, 40(3): 334‒351.
This article relates to ‘new cultural geography’ and the post-modern city, considering the impact of new digital technologies in the last 30 years
Gender and feminist geography:
Chapter 10: Geographical Tasks in a Globalizing World
The missing histories of geography:
Jazeel, Tariq (2016) Between area and discipline: Progress, knowledge production and the geographies of Geography, Progress in Human Geography, 40 (5): 649‒667.
A discussion of the dominating EuroAmericanism in geographical research, which relates very well to the first subchapters in Chapter 10
Bassin, Mark (1997) History and philosophy of geography, Progress in Human Geography, 21(4): 563‒572.
Present Russian and other national histories of geography
Critical geopolitics and the revival of political geography:
Newman, David & Paasi, Anssi (1998) Fences and neighbours in the postmodern world: boundary narratives in political geography, Progress in Human Geography, 22(2): 186‒207.
Refer to pp.184‒185 in the book
Merriman, Peter & Jones, Rhys (2017) Nations, materialities and affects, Progress in Human Geography, 41(5): 600‒617.
A good example of national identity effects
Bonds, Anne & Inwood, Joshua (2016) Beyond white privilege: Geographies of white supremacy and settler colonialism, Progress in Human Geography, 40(6): 715‒733.
This article refers to internal colonialism
New cultural geography and non-representational theory:
The rediscovery of nature: actor-network theory and hybridity:
Murdoch, Jonathan (1997) Towards a geography of heterogeneous associations, Progress in Human Geography, 21(3): 321‒337.
Actor-network theory set in relation to structuration theory and dominating dualisms in geography
Researching man and nature sustainability:
Shutler, Jamie D. et al (2016) Progress in satellite remote sensing for studying physical processes at the ocean surface and its borders with the atmosphere and sea ice, Progress in Physical Geography, 40(2): 215‒246.
Further explanations and illustrations of the issue presented in Box 10.1
Calvert, Kirby (2016) From ‘energy geography’ to ‘energy geographies’: Perspectives on a fertile academic borderland, Progress in Human Geography, 40(1): 105‒125.
A good overview of the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches and tasks in energy geographies, related in particular to Box 10.4 in the book
Neo-liberalism and geography of poverty and affluence:
Birkenholtz, Trevor (2012) Network political ecology: Method and theory in climate change vulnerability and adaptation research, Progress in Human Geography, 36(3): 295‒315.
A good presentation of ‘double exposure’ and vulnerability with a research example from India
Lens, Michael C. (2017) Measuring the geography of opportunity, Progress in Human Geography, 41(1): 3‒25.
This article relates to spatial analysis of geographical segregation (Box 10.6)
Time-space compression and the changing relations between place, space and scale; assemblage theory:
Christophers, Brett (2014) The territorial fix: Price, power and profit in the geographies of markets, Progress in Human Geography, 38(6): 754‒770.
Prize winning paper on global market economies
Haarstad, Håvard & Wanvik, Tarje I. (2017) Carbonscapes and beyond: Conceptualizing the instability of oil landscapes, Progress in Human Geography, 41(4): 432‒450.
Assemblage theory well illustrated with examples
Changing worlds, changing tools: Satellite photos and GIS: