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Meaning and Geography : The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece :  The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece - Alexandros P. Lagopoulos

Meaning and Geography : The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece

The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece

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Published: 1991
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Preface
Theory of space: Geography, semiotics, and Marxismp. 1
Objectivism and subjectivism in spatial studiesp. 3
The sphere of spatial studiesp. 3
The unbridged dichotomy of spatial studiesp. 7
Society, space, and meaningp. 19
Behavioral geography: A problematic areap. 19
The analysis of meaningp. 28
A materialist social semiotics of spacep. 37
The context of the studyp. 45
Land and peoplep. 47
The history and geography of Macedoniap. 47
The research settlements and the regional contextp. 66
Corpus, sample, and sociologyp. 75
The semiotic corpus and the statistical samplep. 75
The sociology of environmental conceptionp. 81
The corpus and its sociological characteristicsp. 86
Corpus stratification, questionnaires, and methodologyp. 93
The social construction and evaluation of spacep. 99
The conceptual construction of regional spacep. 101
Subjective settlement and involvement regionp. 101
Involvement region and social practicesp. 105
Regional spaces, regional structures, and the city-country oppositionp. 118
Social groups and the geometry of the regionsp. 126
Settlement hierarchy and the nature of judgmentp. 136
Space and the fluctuation of sentimentp. 147
The experience of space: Beyond phenomenologyp. 147
The paths of regional identityp. 158
The sociological logic of the semiotic universep. 170
A multitude of spaces within the same spacep. 177
Global, fragmented, and composite spacep. 177
The semiotic reality of analytical spacesp. 181
Autonomous sociospatial groups and conceptual spaces: Towards an extension of Marxist theoryp. 187
The thematic code structure of spatial micro-discoursesp. 195
Isomorphism and divergence between analytical spaces: A widening of the geographical and semiotic viewsp. 198
Talking about spacep. 207
Discourse analysis and the regionp. 209
The 32 modes of apprehending the regionp. 209
The two aggregate models of regional spacep. 217
The discursive regularities of regional discourse and the fundamental modes of conceiving the regionp. 225
Richness of regional discoursep. 232
Complexity of regional discoursep. 236
Relevance of regional discoursep. 245
Ideological models of the regionp. 249
Discursive habits of the social groupsp. 249
Regional modelsp. 257
Envisaging the futurep. 267
Imagining spacep. 275
Mental maps revisitedp. 277
Surface and deep structures of the sketch mapsp. 277
Sketch map stylesp. 291
Deep spatial structuresp. 298
The connections between map structuresp. 307
Spatial logics and spatial universalsp. 310
Regional imagesp. 321
The psychological nature of mental imagesp. 321
Introspective signifier: Gestalt or Euclidean?p. 334
Regional images: The signifierp. 342
Regional images: The signifiedp. 352
Geographical accuracyp. 357
The regional point of view: Orientation and perspectivep. 357
Orientational and metric geographical accuracyp. 367
Topological and configuration accuracyp. 371
Geometric accuracyp. 375
Conclusion: The social semiotics of spacep. 385
Society and spatial semiosisp. 387
Social regulation and sociospatial groupsp. 387
Social regulation and the relative autonomy of semiosisp. 395
Semiotics of the regionp. 405
Poetics of the regionp. 412
Notesp. 419
Referencesp. 429
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9783110129564
ISBN-10: 3110129566
Series: Approaches to Semiotics [AS]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 453
Published: 1991
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.83