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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Preface 2. Acknowledgements 3. Geography: The Social Construction of a Discipline 4. The Place of Theory 5. Geography and Society: Classical Context and a World of Discovery 6. The Appearance of Geography as a Formal Academic Discipline 7. From Region to Process: The Emergence of Geography as an Empirical-Analytical Science 8. Geography and Historical-Hermeneutic Science: The Quest for Understanding 9. Critical Science and Society: The Geographer's Interest 10. The Place of Geography 11. Glossary 12. Bibliography 13. Index