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Buttimer, Anne (1938–)

  • By: Richard Morrill
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Anne Buttimer, a world famous geographer, gained exceptionally high regard through her work in social and humanist geography, her understanding of the human life experience, and her work on planning and sustainable development, all within a conception of geography as a social science.

Buttimer was born in rural Ireland, educated (BA 1957, MA 1959) at the National University of Ireland, and destined for service in the Dominican Sisters of Providence. She moved to Seattle in 1960 to obtain a Washington State teaching certificate at Seattle University. She joined the PhD program at the University of Washington, completing her dissertation in 1965. She taught initially at Seattle University but moved to the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in urban studies, followed by a long tenure at ...

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