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.
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