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Colin G. Pooley
NationalityBritish
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisMigration, Mobility and Residential Areas in Nineteenth-Century Liverpool (1979)
Academic work
DisciplineGeographer
Institutions
Main interestsTransport and Migration studies

Colin G. Pooley (born 1950) is a specialist in transport and migration studies who is professor emeritus of social and historical geography at the University of Lancaster where he worked from 1975 until 2012.[1]

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Migration studies

Migration studies

Migration studies is the academic study of human migration. Migration studies is an interdisciplinary field which draws on anthropology, prehistory, history, economics, law, sociology and postcolonial studies.

Social geography

Social geography

Social geography is the branch of human geography that is interested in the relationships between society and space, and is most closely related to social theory in general and sociology in particular, dealing with the relation of social phenomena and its spatial components. Though the term itself has a tradition of more than 100 years, there is no consensus on its explicit content. In 1968, Anne Buttimer noted that "[w]ith some notable exceptions, (...) social geography can be considered a field created and cultivated by a number of individual scholars rather than an academic tradition built up within particular schools". Since then, despite some calls for convergence centred on the structure and agency debate, its methodological, theoretical and topical diversity has spread even more, leading to numerous definitions of social geography and, therefore, contemporary scholars of the discipline identifying a great variety of different social geographies. However, as Benno Werlen remarked, these different perceptions are nothing else than different answers to the same two questions, which refer to the spatial constitution of society on the one hand, and to the spatial expression of social processes on the other.

Historical geography

Historical geography

Historical geography is the branch of geography that studies the ways in which geographic phenomena have changed over time. It is a synthesizing discipline which shares both topical and methodological similarities with history, anthropology, ecology, geology, environmental studies, literary studies, and other fields. Although the majority of work in historical geography is considered human geography, the field also encompasses studies of geographic change which are not primarily anthropogenic. Historical geography is often a major component of school and university curricula in geography and social studies. Current research in historical geography is being performed by scholars in more than forty countries.

Background

Pooley was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Liverpool (to university) in 1969. He attended the University of Liverpool, graduating with an honours degree in Geography in 1972 (Rural economy and agricultural change in the upper Itchen Valley, 1500-1800) and PhD in Geography in 1979 (Migration, mobility and residential areas in nineteenth-century Liverpool). He began teaching at Lancaster University in 1975, remaining until retirement and occupying several administrative roles including head of the former Department of Geography. He was associated with the former Centre for North-West Regional Studies, and latterly Lancaster's Centre for Mobilities Research.

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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a public research university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its Royal Charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees, and is also known to be one of the six 'red brick' civic universities, the first to be referred to as The Original Red Brick. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group for research collaboration and the university management school is triple crown accredited.

Geography

Geography

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. The first recorded use of the word γεωγραφία was as a title of a book by Greek scholar Eratosthenes. Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be. While geography is specific to Earth, many concepts can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies in the field of planetary science. One such concept, the first law of geography, proposed by Waldo Tobler, is "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical sciences."

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established in 1964 by royal charter, as one of several new universities created in the 1960s.

Scholarship

Pooley works on the social and historical geography of Britain and continental Europe since the eighteenth century. He began his career investigating housing, health, crime, ethnicity and social change, notably in Liverpool.

His more recent research has been on migration, mobility and sustainable urban travel, with one current (2018) project conducting comparative analyses of sustainable urban mobility in Europe, and culture and society from the 1890s to the present. His research techniques have included archival work, travel diaries, policy analysis and qualitative research techniques.

He is the author of numerous volumes and articles on these topics.

Selected publications

  • Pooley, C.G.; Johnson, J.H., eds. (1982), The Structure of Nineteenth Century Cities, London: Routledge, ISBN 9780367772086
  • Pooley, C.G.; Irish, Sandra (1984), The Development of Corporation Housing in Liverpool, 1869-1945, Resource paper of the Centre for North West Regional Studies, Lancaster: University of Lancaster, ISBN 978-0901272089
  • Pooley, C. G.; Whyte, I. D., eds. (1991), Migrants, emigrants and immigrants: A social history of migration, London: Routledge, ISBN 978-103-2000-02-2
  • Pooley, C.G.; Lawton, Richard (1992), Britain, 1740-1950: An Historical Geography, London: Hodder Arnold, ISBN 978-0713165500
  • Pooley, C. G., ed. (1992), Housing Strategies in Europe, 1800-1930, London: Leicester University Press, ISBN 978-0718514150[2]
  • Pooley, C. G. (2001), Space, Time and Society, London: Hodder Education, ISBN 978-0340614006
  • Pooley, C. G.; Turnbull, Jean; Adams, Megs, eds. (2005), A Mobile Century? Changes in Everyday Mobility in Britain in the Twentieth Century, London: Routledge, ISBN 9781138259003
  • Pooley, C. G.; Turnbull, Jean (2005), Travelling Around Town: Everyday Mobility in Manchester and Salford Since the 1940s, Lancaster: University of Lancaster, ISBN 9781862201552
  • Pooley, C. G. (2005), Travelling Around Town: Everyday Mobility in Lancaster and Morecambe Since the 1940s, Lancaster: University of Lancaster
  • Pooley, C. G.; Pooley, Sian; Lawton, Richard, eds. (2010), The Diary of Elizabeth Lee: Growing up on Merseyside in the Late Nineteenth Century, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, ISBN 978-1846311413
  • Pooley, C. G., ed. (2013), Promoting walking and cycling, Policy Press, doi:10.5949/UPO9781846315305, ISBN 978-1447310082
  • Pooley, C. G. (2017), Mobility, Migration and Transport: Historical Perspectives, London: Palgrave, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51883-1, ISBN 978-3-319-51883-1
  • Pooley, C. and Pooley, M. (2022), Everyday Mobilities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Diaries, London: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-3-031-12683-3

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Routledge

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Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster, Lancashire

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Ian D. Whyte

Ian D. Whyte

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Liverpool

Liverpool

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References
  1. ^ Professor Colin Pooley. Mobilities.Lab, University of Lancaster. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ Stone, Judith F. (1994). "Review: Colin G. Pooley, ed., Housing Strategies in Europe, 1880-1930". European History Quarterly. 24 (1). doi:10.1177/026569149402400109. S2CID 143675351.

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