Faculty Book: Jeremy Porter
Jeremy R. Porter and Frank M. Howell
Geographical Sociology: Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Applications in the Sociology of Location
Sociology has long incorporated spatial context in the analysis of social issues, developing and applying spatial theory to understand the geographic distribution of social problems, the organization of communities, and the relationship between society and the environment. Now, a number of technological innovations offer new opportunities to analyze spatial data. Geographical Sociology examines such spatial concepts as containment, proximity, and adjacency in relation to such methodological tools as hierarchical linear models, point pattern analysis, and spatial regression. The authors introduce a unifying medium through which the historical foundations, contemporary understandings, and future developments of geo-sociology can be better understood. Jeremy Porter (Asst. Prof., Brooklyn) is on the doctoral faculty in criminal justice and sociology.
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Submitted on: APR 17, 2012