- Subject index
Approaches to Human Geography is the essential student primer on theory and practice in Human Geography. It is a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. Avoiding jargon - while attentive to the rigor and complexity of the ideas that underlie geographic knowledge – the text is written for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches before. This is a beginning guide to geographic research and practice.
Chapter 13: Institutions and Cultures
Institutions and Cultures
Growing up in a small industrial town in Northwest England during WWII whetted my interest in Geography at an early age. Every evening my mother would lay a large map of Europe on the floor and we would listen to the nine o' clock news and then find the locations of the battles and bombings on the map. I vividly remember climbing a hill near home to see the red night sky as a bombed Manchester burned 30 miles away. Five uncles were in His Majesty's Service: two in Europe, one in India and the other in Kenya. My father was also in service, but luckily was selected, by drawing lots, to stay in Britain when his ship was not ...