An Integrative Approach to Human Geography

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Edited by Jose Javier Lopez, Wayne E. Allen, and Cynthia A. Miller
©2013, 314 pages

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    An Integrative Approach to Human Geography is a compendium of geographic topics that attempts to give readers an understanding of common themes in social science literature that concerns geographers. Combining essays selected from geographers and non-geographers, this anthology illustrates the presence of geography in texts and manuscripts that people often label as non-geographic. This approach helps social science students identify geography where it is often believed to be absent, and it encourages non-geographers to realize that they can contribute their talents to the richness of geographic knowledge.

    Instead of following a normative approach, An Integrative Approach to Human Geography encourages those outside the discipline to see the "geographic" within their own fields of expertise. This text highlights a coalescence in the social sciences under the banner of geographic literacy.

    Jose Javier Lopez is Professor of Geography at Minnesota State University in Mankato. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and received a doctorate degree in Geography from Indiana State University. Over the years, he has taught a wide variety of geography courses, including Spatial Statistics, Spatial Analysis, Cultural and Social Geography, Latin American Studies, and Economic Development.
    Cynthia A. Miller is an Associate Professor of Geography at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geography at the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. in Geography at Syracuse University. Her professional specialties include cultural and historical geography.
    Wayne E. Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He earned his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has worked with diverse Native American and Native Canadian populations for over 40 years, Nepali peoples for 15 years, and immigrant Somali, Hmong, Ethiopian, Sudanese, West African, Central American, and South Asian peoples for 18 years. He has authored/coauthored four books in the discipline.
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