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Humanistic Geography
Problems and Prospects

ISBN 9781138992276
Published January 29, 2016 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Humanistic geography now has an established position in the intellectual development of contemporary geography. However there has so far been little attempt to draw together the humanistic approach in one broad statement. This book by the leading figures in the field provides a platform for the exposition of humanistic geography in all its aspects.

Table of Contents

Foreword Clarence Glacken 1. Contexts of Modern Humanism in Geography David Ley and Marwyn S. Samules Part 1: Epistemological Orientations 2. Existentialism and Human Geography Marwyn S. Samuels 3. Social Geography and Social Action David Ley 4. Uniqueness, Universality and the Challenge of La Geographie Humaine Anne Buttimer 5. The Vidal-Durkheim Debate Vincent Berdoulay 6. Towards a Humanised conception of Economic Geography Iain Wallace 7. Of Ambiguity Gunnar Olsson Part 2: Methodological Implications 8. The Historical Mind and the Practice of Geography R . Cole Harris 9. Understanding the Subjective Meaning of Places Edward Gibson 10. The Landscape Indicators School in German Geography Robert Gipel 11. Relfections on Experiential Fieldwork Graham D. Rowles 12. Literature and Geography: Implication for Geographical Research Yi-Fu Tuan 13. Introducing the Cartography of Reality Dennis Wood Part 3: Some Research Directions 14. The Concepts of ‘Place’ and ‘Land’ in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition James M. Houston 15. Goethe’s Approach to the Natural World David Seamon 16. The Structuring of Space in Place Names and Words for Place David E. Sopher 17. The Social Construction of Unreality: An Interactionist Approach to the Tourist’s Cognition of Environment James S. Duncan 18. Individual and Landscape: Theoughts on China and the Tao of Mao Marwyn S. Samuels 19. Knowing One’s Place: ‘The Coloured People’ and the Group Areas Act in Cape Town John Western 20. The Urban Community Movement: Moving Towards Public Households James T. Lemon

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