`Introducing Social Geographies' is a major new text offering a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this important area of human geography. It presents a broad overview of social geography, clearly outlining the key theoretical and political positions, and making extensive use of examples to show how these frameworks can be used to analyse real social issues.

The book is ideal for undergraduates first encountering social geography and includes topic overviews, summaries of key points, critiques, boxed case studies and suggestions for further reading.

chapter 1|10 pages


part I|83 pages

Society, material life and geography

chapter 2|31 pages

Work, class and social life

chapter 3|25 pages

The place of leisure

chapter 4|25 pages


part II|92 pages

Power, identity and social geography

chapter 5|23 pages

Race and ethnicity

chapter 6|21 pages

Geographies of gender and sexuality

chapter 7|23 pages

Age, generation and lifecourse

chapter 8|23 pages

Geographies of disability

part III|90 pages

Social geography and social problems

chapter 9|19 pages

Society, nature and landscape

chapter 10|23 pages

Housing, space and society

chapter 11|23 pages

Crime, space and inequality

chapter 12|23 pages

Geographies of poverty