Cultural Encounters with the Environment: Enduring and Evolving Geographic Themes

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - 337 pàgines
In Cultural Encounters with the Environment, a distinguished group of contributors offers a fresh and original view of contemporary geography. The authors explore the role of four traditional themes in the Onew cultural geographyO: the interplay between the evolution of particular biophysical niches and the activities of the culture groups that inhabit them; the diffusion of cultural traits; the establishment and definition of culture areas; and the distinctive mix of geographical characteristics that gives places their special character in relation to one another. By examining how cultural space is constructed; how environment is remade, understood, and imaged as a consequence; and how people lay claim to place, this volume establishes a compelling case for the importance of these enduring concepts to present and future trajectories in cultural geography.
 

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Domestic Architecture in Early Colonial Mexico Material Culture as SubText
17
The Clash of Utopias Sisterdale and the SixSided Struggle for the Texas Hill Country
39
The Struggle for Urban Public Space Disposing of the Toronto Waterfront in the Nineteenth Century
59
Place Your Bets Rates of Frontier Expansion in American History 16501890
79
REMAKING THE ENVIRONMENT
107
Wittfogel East and West Changing Perspectives on Water Development in South Asia and the United States 16702000
109
Wetlands as Conserved Landscapes in the United States
133
Navigability of American Waters Resolving Conflict through Applied Historical Geography
157
Place Metaphor and Milieu in Hemingways Fiction
203
Cultural and Medical Geography Evolution Convergence and Innovation
219
Language and Identity in Russias National Homelands UrbanRural Contrasts
239
Sharing Sacred Space in the Holy Land
261
An Absence of Place Expectation and Realization in the West Bank
283
Contemplating Enduring Themes and Future Trajectories
305
Each Particular Place Culture and Geography
311
Index
323

Environmental History From the Conquest to the Rescue of Nature
177
CLAIMING PLACES
201
About the Contributors
335
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Alexander B. Murphy is professor of geography and holds the Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Douglas L. Johnson is professor of geography at Clark University.

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