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Region and Regionalism
Region and regionalism
Region and Geographic Thought

The regional concept has been too readily dismissed as a crude tool, whereas it is really a basic tool that has been used crudely.

Donald Meinig 1978: 1202.

The history of the regional concept is so thoroughly fused with the history of geography that it is difficult to write about the region without seeming to portray the discipline as a whole. The region has been cast in all the major revolutionary dramas of twentieth-century geographic thought, from environmental determinism and spatial science to the twenty-first-century concerns of critical studies and globalization. The region's persistence in a rapidly changing intellectual environment attests to its status as a primitive of geographical understanding, not to its inherent theoretical or causal power (Entrikin ...

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