The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ‘models’ – French, German and American. Since then, the relative importance of French and German influences has declined substantially, including within their own national territories, and the Anglo-American model has grown to world dominance. With that model, however, there is no dominant point of view but rather a multiplicity of competing approaches. These various approaches have had a different reception in other parts of the world, reflecting the base of pre-1945 geographical scholarship, the goals of geographical work set by soceities and the nature of the international contacts. The result is substantial international diversity in the practice of geography. This authoritative volume provides much needed information to make them aware of current international trends.
Geography in Britain after World War II
Release on 2019-12-13 | by Max Martin
The historical geography of the Volta delta, Ghana, during the period of Danish influence. Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique ... Geography since the Second World War: An international survey (pp. 107–131). London: Routledge.
Contemporary anxieties about climate change have fueled a growing interest in how landscapes are formed and transformed across spans of time, from decades to millennia. While the discipline of geography has had much to say about how such environmental transformations occur, few studies have focused on the lives of geographers themselves, their ideologies, and how they understand their field. This edited collection illuminates the social and biographical contexts of geographers in postwar Britain who were influenced by and studied under the pioneering geomorphologist, A. T. Grove. These contributors uncover the relationships and networks that shaped their research on diverse terrains from Africa to the Mediterranean, highlighting their shared concerns which have profound implications not only for the study of geography and geomorphology, but also for questions of environmental history, ecological conservation, and human security.
Geography Discipline Profession and Subject since 1870
Release on 2001-12-31 | by Gary S. Dunbar
The practice of geography , Longman , London and New York , 261-274 Paassen , C. van ( 1984 ) Human geography in the Netherlands , in R. Johnston and P. Claval ( eds . ) , Geography since the Second World War : An international survey ...
This book is a comprehensive treatment of the professionalization and institutionalization of the academic discipline of geography in Europe and North America, with emphasis on the 20th century and the last quarter of the 19th. No other book has ever attempted coverage of this sort. It is relevant to geographers, practitioners of the social and earth sciences, and historians of science and education.
Release on 2016-11-03 | by Gopal Krishan
Since the Second World War, the geographic knowledge of each of these environments has become really complex. These were instrumental in giving birth to a variety of perspectives and 'isms' in the discipline. As a consequence ...
This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry. A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology. Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective and thought, essentials of fieldwork, formulation of research topics, data collection, analysis and interpretation as well as presentation and dissemination. Includes inputs and specific examples to help practitioners negotiate between theory and practice. Uses a lucid, engaging and literary style. It will be an essential companion for researchers and students of geography, social sciences, and South Asian studies.
Geographical Knowledge Construction and Production
Release on 2015-09-02 | by Archie K. Deen
“Geography: Coming Apart at the Seams?” In Questioning Geography, edited by N. Castree, A. Rogers and D. Sherman. Malden, MA: Blackwell. and S. Gregory. 1984. “The United Kingdom.” In Geography Since the Second World War: An ...
Geographical Knowledge Construction and Production: Teacher and Student Perspectives is a readable and illuminating account of three high school classrooms in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. It challenges the narrow focus of the Advanced Placement (AP) programme as a tool for admission into colleges and universities in the United States. The research provides insight into the College Board's AP programme and argues for teaching and learning that is transformative and geared toward equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to confront the challenges of the 21st century. In particular, it advocates for geographic education that is anchored in the structure of the subject, teasing wherever possible, the contradictions and tensions embedded in the complexities of facts relating to people and places. This book is essential reading for professors and students of education, teachers and students of AP courses, parents, administrators, and state and federal agencies vested in the AP programme.
Regional Geography RLE Social Cultural Geography
Release on 2014-01-23 | by Ron Johnston
Claval, P. (1984) 'France', pp.15-41 in R.J. Johnston and P. Claval (eds) Geography Since the Second World War: An International Survey, London. — (1987) 'The Region as a Geographical, Economic and Cultural Concept*, ...
This book urges the case for reinstating regional geography as a contemporary and relevant methodology. Much interest was shown in the 1980s in reviving, yet restructuring, the field of regional geography. The essays in this book both review that work and propose a way forward. The essays divide into three sections. The first assesses traditional regional geography and its relevance to the study of contemporary situations; the second, the alternative approaches of world-systems analysis, diffusion and structuration theory. The book concludes by considering the potential of regional geography to interpret the structures within which society operates and its claim to remain at the core of the discipline.
Atlas fver Finland
Release on 1982 | by
Similarly the journal Terra has issued indices to its geographical articles from time to time. ... Palomäki (1977) presents quantitative data on trends in the various branches of human geography in Finland since the Second World War, ...
Vol. 48, comprises the text of the English edition of Atlas of Finland, 1925.
The Changing Map of Europe
Release on 1999 | by Ryszard Domański
Mechanizmy rozwoju geografii polskiej. „Przegląd Geograficzny", vol. LV, 1983, no 3-4, p. 521-546. a) Polish Geography after World War II. Mainsprings of Development, (in:) Geography since the Second World War — An International Survey.
Johnston, R. J. and Claval, P. (Eds.) Geography since the Second World War. Sydney: Croom Helm. Marx, K., 1970. Critique of the Gotha Programme. In: Marx/Engels Selected Works, vol. 3. Progress Publishers, Moscow, pp. 13–30.
International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context
Geography of the World s Major Regions
Release on 2003-09-02 | by John Cole
Taylor, P. J. (1992), 'Understanding global inequalities: a world-systems approach', Geography, January, vol. ... of the world plus special topics in some years; indispensable for tracing demographic trends since the Second World War.
This volume presents a global view of today's most pressing issues through an analysis of the twelve major regions of the world. Environmental degradation, natural catastrophe, population pressures and human conflict all impact in different ways and to different degrees on the society and environment of these regions. Economic and political restructuring within each region is covered, and topics include: natural resources; agriculture; industry and services; the role of the military; and the impact of global economic change. This work is intended as an introduction for students studying the changing geography of the world, but should also provide a useful overview to students researching specific regions, seeking comparative analysis of regions, or following general courses on the economic and political geography of both the post-industrial and the developing worlds. Over 250 photographs, maps and figures complement a range of boxed case-studies, key points, questions and guides to further reading.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-17 - Publisher: Mozaika LLC
From a New York Times bestselling author comes the mind-blowing conclusion of The Last Humans trilogy What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be real? I thought we were out of danger. I thought we’d outwitted our enemies. I was wrong. As my world is
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-27 - Publisher: Mozaika LLC
From a New York Times bestselling author comes book 2 of The Last Humans trilogy Yesterday, I learned all of Oasis’s secrets—or so I thought. As a new danger arises, the long-awaited Birth Day celebration turns into a nightmare, and this time, there may be no escape. In Oasis, nothing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-19 - Publisher: ibooks
THE RODENT, SILICON SAVAGE. M-16. YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM, BUT YOU WILL... When New York City—a town known for extremes—is invaded by a pair of twenty-foot-tall giants, Harry Sturdley, the publisher of America’s most popular comics company, knows exactly what to do: get those guys under contract! Sturdley, known
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: Ibooks
The Epicene has been destroyed and its creator defeated. Snatched from the battlefield by the shadowy Gray Men, Jack, the King's Tramp, and his companions from Earth find themselves in a strange and treacherous labyrinth outside time. Here, in the Undermoment, the Gray Men have labored for millennia to tear