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Earth Ways : Framing Geographical Meanings - Gary Backhaus

Earth Ways

Framing Geographical Meanings

By: Gary Backhaus (Editor), John Murungi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2004
ISBN: 9780739107645
Number Of Pages: 194

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How do you connect the discipline of anthropology to both philosophy and geography? What about history, sociology, and other applied and theoretical forms of knowledge? In Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, Gary Backhaus and John Murungi challenge contributors to find the organizing component, or "framings," that enables them to bridge their own work to philosophy and geography. What emerges are truly creative contributions to interdisciplinary thought.

It is always a pleasure to discover a book that pushes disciplinary boundaries in novel directions. Earth Ways forges new syntheses between philosophy and geographical ways of knowing and the result is a collection of thought-provoking, important essays. Advancing an interdisciplinary understanding of historical, theoretical and practical moments of dwelling, the authors seek to bring to light taken-for-granted assumptions and ways of "framing" that inevitably condition geographical and philosophical articulations of meaning. In addressing implicit ways of framing geographical meanings that are all too often ignored, the book charts an important new course. -- Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Director, Division of the Environment, University of Toronto
Not least among the strengths of this volume is its handsome bibliography on matters geographic and philosophic, its rich and provocative collection of notes at the end of each chapter, and its expansion of, and homage to, the explorations resident in a seminal work-Richard Hartsorne's The Nature of Geography. * Bridges *
<p>This book of essays fills a very important void in environmental studies and environmental philosophy. It is a great effort at undoing the isolation of disciplinary study and provides a fresh way of thinking earth as a word-image for the ongoing dynamic inter-being of nature's life forms.<p> <p>One of the things that makes this work stand out is that the interdisciplinary character of environmental studies/philosophy is case-based, within an historical and cultural context. This makes all the difference!<p> -- Kenneth Maly, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
This book of essays fills a very important void in environmental studies and environmental philosophy. It is a great effort at undoing the isolation of disciplinary study and provides a fresh way of thinking "earth" as a word-image for the ongoing dynamic inter-being of nature's life forms. One of the things that makes this work stand out is that the interdisciplinary character of environmental studies/philosophy is case-based, within an historical and cultural context. This makes all the difference! -- Kenneth Maly, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Earth Ways: The Primordial Relation Between the Ways of Knowing and the Ways of Earthly Phenomenap. ix
Framing Historical Contexts
Herodotus and the Origins of Geography: The Strange, the Familiar, and the Earthboundp. 1
Conceptualizing World Environmental History: The Contribution of Immanuel Wallersteinp. 23
Rousseau in the Suburbs: Geography, Environment, and the Philosophical Traditionp. 43
Framing Substantive Theories
Toward a Phenomenology of Cognitive Mappingp. 59
The Die is Cast: Boundaries of Time, Boundaries of Spacep. 77
The Geography of Material Artifacts and an Outline for Synergetic Geographyp. 95
Framing Case Studies of Specific Time-Places
A Contextualized Science and the Changing Landscapes of India: A Case Study of Science as a Graftp. 115
Pirates and the Geography of Knowledge: America and Algiers in the Late Eighteenth Centuryp. 139
Finding the There There: Local Space, Global Ritual, and Early Cold War Berlinp. 155
Selected Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 185
About the Contributorsp. 193
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ISBN: 9780739107645
ISBN-10: 073910764X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 28th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47