Social Geography

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Title: Social Geography
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
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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 geographySocial spaceFunctional relations of social groupsSocial environmentSocial 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
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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