By Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway
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Different scholars have tried different ways of answering this question, but all suffer from shortcomings. W. Rostow, in his famous theory of economic growth typical of capitalist development, simply described the pre-industrial period as ‘traditional society’ (Rostow 1971: 4–6). Yet the fact is that pre-industrial human societies ranged from the smallest communities of hunters and gatherers to societies as sophisticated and geographically extended as the Roman Empire, ancient China and feudal Europe.
A good way to get a feel for debates and approaches in a range of sub-disciplines (economic, political, urban and other parts of human geography). Rogers, A. and Viles, H. (eds) (2003) The Student’s Companion to Geography, 2nd edition, Blackwell, Oxford. The second edition of a useful introduction; the sections contain information on the fields of geography, methods and data sources. QXD 12 5/14/08 11:07 AM Page 12 INTRODUCTION Thrift, N. and Kitchin, R. (2008) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, Oxford.
The first edition was reprinted in India in 2003 as a local edition (authorized for sale in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives) and the second edition is to be published in Chinese. No doubt those readers will frequently have different worldviews from those of many students in the United Kingdom, for example. For all readers, a key factor shaping their life chances is where they were born (or at least what country they have citizenship of or the right of residence in, or are studying in).
An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century, 3rd Edition by Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway