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Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice

Milton Santos: A Pioneer in Critical Geography from the Global South

Editors: Melgaço, Lucas, Prouse, Carolyn (Eds.)

  • Makes the Latin American Santos's work accessible to the English speaking world
  • Introduces Santos' main theories and concepts and documents how they are applied to several research areas in the social sciences
  • Presents short chapters of up to 5000 words to make Santos's theories more accessible and easy to read
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For decades, Milton Santos (1926-2001) has been considered one of the most influential thinkers in Brazilian and Latin American social sciences and geography. Yet his writings, most of which have not been translated into English, are largely unknown to European and North American audiences. This book introduces English-speaking scholars to Professor Santos through critical engagement with his ideas and writings. The chapters presented here reveal the breadth and originality of his critical thought, as well as its ongoing importance to contemporary debates. The book features a biography of Santos and includes an annotated translation of one of his most-cited texts, The Return of the Territory, offered here for the first time in English. This text demonstrates how Santos’s provocative insights continue to transform core concepts of political and human geography. The book also includes a number of short chapters written by scholars from Brazil, Spain and France. Through reflections on Santos’s work, the various authors demonstrate the value and possibilities of extending the geographer’s theories. They explore key geographical themes across political economy, rural studies, territorial planning, environmental crisis, digital networks, indigenous peoples, transportation and public health. This collection invites geographers from around the world to engage with this rich intellectual tradition from Brazil. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Milton Santos and the Centrality of the Periphery

    Melgaço, Lucas (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • The Return of the Territory

    Santos, Milton

    Pages 25-31

  • Technical-Scientific-Informational Milieu, Networks and Territories

    Albagli, Sarita

    Pages 33-43

  • How Can Santos’s Theory and Concepts Help Us to Better Understand Third World Dynamics and Problems?

    Reys, Aurélien

    Pages 45-53

  • Psychosphere and Technosphere: Complex Relations in the Hospital Realm

    Almeida, Eliza Pinto

    Pages 55-65

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53826-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53825-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Milton Santos: A Pioneer in Critical Geography from the Global South
Editors
  • Lucas Melgaço
  • Carolyn Prouse
Series Title
Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53826-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53826-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53825-9
Series ISSN
2509-5579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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