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Cultural/Human Geography
Cultural/human geography

Human geography can be defined as the geographic study of people. The focus is the spatial distribution of human beings and their interactions with the physical environment of the earth. Cultural geography, more specifically, is concerned with how culture shapes place and space and the environments that people build and inhabit. A broad, wide-ranging academic discipline, human geography is commonly divided into more specialized subfields, such as population geography, economic geography, or political geography, with each having its own foci, techniques, and methodologies. It is its integrative spatial outlook on the world's phenomena that gives human geography its distinctive character among the other human and social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology, and economics, with which it shares many common concerns and interests.

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