Brings political geography to life--explores key concepts, critical
debates, and contemporary research in the field. Political
geography is the study of how power struggles both shape and are
shaped by the places in which they occur--the spatial nature of
political power. Political Geography: A Critical Introduction helps
students understand how power is related to space, place, and
territory, illustrating how everyday life and the world of global
conflict and nation-states are inextricably intertwined. This
timely, engaging textbook weaves critical, postcolonial, and
feminist narratives throughout its exploration of key concepts in
the discipline. Accessible to students new to the field, this text
offers critical approaches to political geography--including
questions of gender, sexuality, race, and difference--and explains
central political concepts such as citizenship, security, and
territory in a geographic context. Case studies incorporate
methodologies that illustrate how political geographers perform
research, enabling students to develop a well-rounded critical
approach rather than merely focusing on results. Chapters cover
topics including the role of nationalism in shaping allegiances,
the spatial aspects of social movements and urban politics, the
relationship between international relations and security, the
effects of non-human actors in politics, and more. Global in scope,
this book: Highlights a diverse range of globally-oriented issues,
such as global inequality, that demonstrate the need for critical
political geography Demonstrates how critiques of political
geography intersect with decolonial, feminist, and queer movements
Covers the Eurocentric origins of many of the discipline's key
concepts Integrates advances in political geography theory and
firsthand accounts of innovative research from rising scholars in
the field Explores both intimate stories from everyday life and
abstract concepts central to contemporary political geography
Political Geography: A Critical Introduction is an ideal resource
for students in political and feminist geography, as well as
graduate students and researchers seeking an overview of the
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