The Place of Geography [NOOK Book]

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The Place of Geography is designed to provide a readable and yet challenging account of the emergence of gepgraphy as an academic discipline. It has three particular aims: it seeks to trace the development of geography back to its formal roots in classical antiquity; provides an interpretation of the changes that have taken place in geographical practice within the context of Jurgen Haberma's critical theory; and thirdly, describes how the increasing separation of geography into physical and human parts has been ...
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The Place of Geography

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Overview

The Place of Geography is designed to provide a readable and yet challenging account of the emergence of gepgraphy as an academic discipline. It has three particular aims: it seeks to trace the development of geography back to its formal roots in classical antiquity; provides an interpretation of the changes that have taken place in geographical practice within the context of Jurgen Haberma's critical theory; and thirdly, describes how the increasing separation of geography into physical and human parts has been detrimental to our understanding of critical issues concerning the relationship between people and environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317899952
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Geography: the social construction of a discipline 1
1.1 Geography in the public domain 2
1.2 The construction of disciplines 5
1.3 Geographical education 7
1.4 Geographical self-reflection 17
Ch. 2 The place of theory 20
2.1 Science and society 20
2.2 Science, knowledge and interest 30
2.3 Theory, practice and geographical interest 42
Ch. 3 Geography and society: classical context and a world of discovery 45
3.1 Greek and Roman geography 46
3.2 Chinese and Islamic geography 55
3.3 The resurgence of European geography 59
Ch. 4 The emergence of geography as a formal academic discipline 66
4.1 From Varenius to Kant: the reappearance of formal geography 66
4.2 Humboldt, Ritter and the foundation of modern geography 74
4.3 Institutionalized geography: societies and universities in the age of empire 79
4.4 People, the environment and regional geography 90
4.5 Geography in an institutional context 104
Ch. 5 From region to process: the emergence of geography as an empirical-analytic science 106
5.1 The demise of regional geography 107
5.2 Models, systems and process: the implicit adoption of logical positivism 116
5.3 Explanation, relevance and the social origins of concern 129
Ch. 6 Geography and historical-hermeneutic science: the quest for understanding 136
6.1 Geography: the magpie discipline 137
6.2 Behavioural geography and the demise of rational economic man 140
6.3 Humanist perspectives 145
6.4 The historical-hermeneutic alternative 150
Ch. 7 Critical science and society: the geographer's interest 158
7.1 The social context: geography in recession 159
7.2 Radical geography and a structuralist alternative 164
7.3 Realism and postmodernism 175
7.4 Geography as critical science: the environmental conscience of society 180
Ch. 8 The place of geography 186
8.1 Geographers and the environment 188
8.2 Space(-)time and geography 194
8.3 The theory and practice of geography 205
8.4 The future of geography: peoples, environments and places 209
Glossary 212
Bibliography 218
Index 261
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