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Applied Geography: A World Perspective by Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson

By Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson

Applied Geography, an international Perspective studies development in utilized geography in numerous areas of the realm. It does this during the eyes of a world panel of extremely popular educational practitioners. The publication deals new customers at the use of demonstrated methods and explores intriguing new territories. jointly, the participants supply a finished photo of utilized geography this day.

This ebook is of relevance to school and graduate scholars within the fields of geography, making plans, public coverage, neighborhood technological know-how and different similar social and behavioural sciences.

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New York: McGraw Hill. Hart, J. F. , in M. Kenzer Applied Geography: Issues, Questions and Concerns. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 15–22. Harvey, D. (1984) On the historical and present condition of geography: an historical materialist manifesto. Professional Geographer 36, 1–11. Herbertson, A. J. (1899) Report on the Teaching of Applied Geography. Unpublished Report to the Council of the Manchester Geographical Society. Herbertson, A. J. (1910) Geography and some of its present needs. Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society 16, 21–38.

It is all that he will have to teach his students who will become “professional geographers” and not “academic geographers” dedicated to teach in secondary education. As the applications of geography diversify, the number of users multiply, a new job is born and now thriving: the “professional geographer” working full time for a user, an administration, a local authority, a firm which find it more interesting to ensure the 47 A. Bailly and L. J. ), Applied Geography, 47–67. C 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

In terms of praxis the outcome of this perspective is to do nothing short of a radical re-construction of the dominant political economy (a position which, as we have seen, may also be reached from a different direction by postmodernist theorists). Although the analytical value of the Marxist critique of capitalism is widely acknowledged its political agenda, and in particular opposition to any action not directed at revolutionary social change, finds little favour among applied geographers. To ignore the opportunity to improve the quality of life of some people in the short term in the hope of achieving possibly greater benefit in the longer term is not commensurate with the ethical position implicit in the problem-oriented approach of applied geography.

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