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By Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, Ruth Panelli

This quantity lines the complexity of social geography in either its old and current contexts, when hard readers to mirror seriously at the tensions that run via social geographic thought.

• equipped to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses by which social geographies could be discussed;

• provides an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography;

• Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography.

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In a similar fashion, political behavior was not seen to be the result of social processes and conflicts but the expression of "natural" tendencies, This left little room for any discussion sf either the global consequences of expanding core states or the possibility of alternative arrangements, Geopolitics remained a concern for the United States, and other countries, after World War II. As the victorious and hegemonic power, American foreign policy elites required tools for scripting the Cold War conflict with the Soviet Union.

Another consequence of contemporary societal uncertainties has been to challenge the way the world is represented by geographers. Political geographers, who are usually white, Western, and male, order the world as they wish it to be represented in their work. Geography becomes "geo-graphy," the writing of the world. 3Q This latest challenge, called critical geopolitics, has helped political geographers distance themselves from traditional geopolitics by exposing the biases and intentions of the statesmen who wrote it.

The interlinkages between people and places was manifest in the growth of intmnational migration and inwesment. 4 million people moved from Britain and Ireland to European colonies. z Such internationalizaticln signified a new form of economic organization and competition that undermined the role of economic blocs, such as the British Empire. The relative decline of the empire ushered in a period of hegernonic colnpetitjsn as Germany and the United States jockeyed with Great Britain for global supremacy, With the growing atmosphere af internarional rivalry came an increase in political radicalism drawn along class and gender lines.

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