What is the connection between anthropology, philosophy, and geography? How does one locate the connection? Can a juncture between these disciplines also accommodate history, sociology and other applied and theoretical forms of knowledge? In Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, editors Gary Backhaus and John Murungi challenge their contributors to find the location that would enable them to bridge their "home disciplines" to philosophical and geographical thought. This represents no easy task. Essayists are charged with building a set of conceptual bridges and what emerges is a unique co-joined topography; sets of ideas united by a painstaking and rigorous interdisciplinary framework. Earth Ways is a salient rendering of interdisciplinary thought in contemporary humanities and social sciences scholarship.
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About the Author
Gary Backhaus teaches philosophy at Morgan State University. John Murungi is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University.
Table of Contents
0 Introduction: Earth Ways: The Primordial Relation Between the Ways of Knowing and the Ways fo Earthly Phenomena Chapter 1 Herodotus and the Origins of Geography: The Strange, the Familiar, and the Earthbound Chapter 2 Conceptualizing World Environmental History: The Contribution of Immanuel Wallerstein Part 2 Framing Historical Contexts Chapter 5 Rousseau in the Suburbs: Geography, Environment, and the Philosophical Turn Part 6 Framing Substantive Theories Chapter 7 Toward a Phenomenology of Cognitive Mapping Chapter 7 A Contextualized Science and the Changing Landscapes of India: A Case Study of Science as a Graft Chapter 8 The Die is Cast: Boundaries of Time, Boundaries of Space Chapter 8 Pirates and the Geography of Knowledge: America and Algiers in the Late-Eighteenth Century Chapter 9 The Geography of Material Culture and an Outline for Synergetic Geography Part 10 Framing Case Studies of Specific Time-Places Chapter 13 Finding the There There: Local Space, Global Ritual, and Early Cold War Berlin