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A Geography of the Lifeworld (Routledge Revivals)

Movement, Rest and Encounter, 1st Edition

By David Seamon


228 pages

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Within the modern Western lifestyle increasing conflict is becoming apparent between that patchwork of isolated points such as the home or the office, which are linked by a mechanical system of transportation and communication devices, and a growing sense of homelessness and isolation.

This work, first published in 1979, adopts a phenomenological perspective illustrating that this malaise may have partial roots in the deepening rupture between people and place. Whereas the problems of terrestrial space may have been overcome technologically and economically, it has been less successful regarding people. Experience indicates that people become bound to locality, and the quality of their life is thus reduced if these bonds are disrupted or broken in any way. The relationship between community and place is investigated, as is the opportunity for improving the environment, both from a human and an ecological perspective.

This book will be of interest to students of human geography.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Part 1: Seeing Anew; 1. A Geography of Everyday Life 2. A Phenomenology and Environmental Experience Groups; Part 2: Movement in the Geographical World; 3. Cognitive and Behaviourist Theories of Movement 4. Habit and the Notion of Body-Subject 5. Merleau-Ponty and Learning for Body-Subject 6. Body and Place Choreographies 7. Implications for Environmental Theory and Design; Part 3: Rest in the Geographical World; 8. At-homeness and Territoriality 9. Centres, Places for Things and Notion of Feeling-Subject 10. The Home and At-Homeness 11. Implications for Environmental Theory, Education and Design; Part 4: Encounter with the Geographical World; 12. Perception and a Continuum of Awareness 13. Fluctuation, Obliviousness and Watching 14. Noticing the Heightened Contact 15. Basic Contact, Encounter and At-Homeness 16. Implications for Environmental Theory and Education; Part 5: Searching Out a Whole; 17. Movement and Rest 18. The Triad of Habitually 19. Place Ballet as a Whole 20. An Education of Understanding: Evaluating the Environmental Experience Groups 21. Behavioural Geography, Phenomenology and Environmental Experience; Appendices; References; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography