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|Title:||Social Geography||Authors:||Buttimer, Anne||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10722||Date:||1968||Online since:||2019-05-30T08:49:28Z||Abstract:||No generally accepted definition of social geography exists. The variety of literature which has appeared under the title of social geography is astounding; even within particular schools there are wide disparities of approach and definition. With some notable exceptions, for example, in Sweden and Holland, social geography can be considered a field created and cultivated by a number of individual scholars rather than an academic tradition built up within particular schools. Furthermore, for many people the term “social geography” itself is in disfavor because its past association with various forms of determinism that postulated a causal connection between society and the geographical environment. Perhaps, therefore, the best way to examine social geography is to establish a general theoretical outline of the field and, on this basis, to review the existing literature. Naturally, many of the works relevant to what is here called social geography will have been written as contributions to some other discipline.||Type of material:||Book Chapter||Publisher:||The Macmillan Company & The Free Press||Start page:||134||End page:||145||Copyright (published version):||1968 Crowell and Macmillan, Inc.||Keywords:||Social geography; Social space; Functional relations of social groups; Social environment; Social communication||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Sills, D. (ed.). Macmillan's Revised International Encyclopedia of the Social the Social Sciences|
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