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Geographical Sociology

Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Applications in the Sociology of Location

Authors: Porter, Jeremy R., Howell, Frank M.

  • Focuses directly on the relationship between spatial methods and spatial theory
  • First book devoted to the use of spatial methods and theory in Sociology
  • Reveals the unrecognized intellectual roots of the Chicago School of Sociology
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About this book

The discipline of Sociology has a rich history of including spatial context in the analysis of social issues.  Much of this history has revolved around the development and application of spatial theory aimed at understanding the geographic distribution of social problems, the organization of communities, and the relationship between society and the environment.  More recently, the social sciences have seen a large number of technological innovations that now make it possible to place social behaviour in spatial context.  Consequently, because of the historical disjuncture in the development of spatial theory and the recent development of relevant methodological tools, the relationship between materials describing both the methodological approaches and their theoretical importance a scattered throughout various books and articles.  Geographical Sociology consolidates these materials into a single accessible source in which spatial concepts such as containment, proximity, adjacency, and others are examined in relation to such methodological tools as hierarchical linear models, point pattern analysis, and spatial regression.  As these methods continue to increase in popularity among social scientists the ability to more generally understand societies relationship to geographic space will continue to increase in it importance in the field.  This book represents a starting point to linking these concepts to practice and is presented in an accessible form in which students, researchers, and educators can all learn, and in turn, contribute to its development.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Geo-Sociology

    Porter, Jeremy R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Important Contributions to Geo-Sociology

    Porter, Jeremy R. (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Roots of Space in Sociology: Community Sociology at the Wisconsin and Chicago Schools

    Porter, Jeremy R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-33

  • Human Ecology and Its Link to Geographical Sociology

    Porter, Jeremy R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Contemporary Movements in Theories of Location

    Porter, Jeremy R. (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3849-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3848-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9956-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographical Sociology
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Applications in the Sociology of Location
Authors
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
105
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3849-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3849-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3848-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9956-1
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 126
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