Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space / Edition 6by Harm J. de Blij, Alexander B. Murphy
Pub. Date: 01/01/1999
The cover photos show two people in two places connected to a wider world through modern technology. For many, such images evoke a world of social, economic, and cultural "globalization." Yet what does globalization mean? Are the lives of the individuals on the cover, one in Yemen (front cover) and the other in the United States (back cover), converging? Can we increasingly think of ourselves as living in one world? Some might say "yes," but a look into the geographical context within which these individuals lead their lives reveals a more complicated answer. These two people live in places that have developed distinct human and physical attributes. Moreover, there is a geography to globalization itself, in that internationalized technologies, economic interactions, and cultural forms affect some places more than others. If we are to understand the complexities of the modern world, we must consider how global forces are interacting with local and regional geographies to produce the patterns and processes that are shaping our constantly changing, endlessly fascinating world.
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Table of ContentsPART ONE: GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT.
Introduction: Geography and Human Geography.
Cultures, Environments, and Regions.
The Earth as Humanity's Home.
PART TWO: POPULATION PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.
Fundamentals of Population Geography.
Processes and Cycles of Population Change.
Migration and Its Causes.
Routes of Human Mobility.
PART THREE: THE GLOBAL LINGUISTIC MOSAIC.
A Geography of Language.
The Diffusion of Languages.
Modern Language Mosaics.
PART FOUR: THE GEOGRAPHY OF RELIGION.
The Origin and Distribution of Religions.
Religions: Location, Diffusion, and Cultural Landscape.
Religion, Culture and Conflict.
PART FIVE: LAND AND LAND USE IN THE RURAL SECTOR.
Livelihoods of Rural People.
Rural Settlement Forms.
PART SIX: THE URBANIZING WORLD.
Civilization and Urbanization.
Urbanization and Location.
Urban Pattern and Structure.
Changing Cities in a Changing World.
PART SEVEN: THE GEOGRAPHY OF MODERN ECONOMIC CHANGE.
Concepts of Development.
Industrial Activity and Geographic Location.
World Industrial Regions.
Deindustrialization and the Rise of the Service Sector.
PART EIGHT: THE POLITICAL IMPRINT.
Political Culture and the Evolving State.
State Organization and National Power.
Multinationalism on the Map.
PART NINE: SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE MODERN WORLD.
A Geography of Nutrition.
Spatial Patterns of Health and Disease.
Geographies of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity.
Gender and the Geography of Inequality.
PART TEN: COPING WITH A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.
Human Alteration of the Physical Environment.
Confronting Human-InducedGlobal Environmental Change.
Policy Responses to Demographic Changes.
Toward a New World Order? The Changing Global Political Landscape.
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