anthropogeography


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anthropogeography

the scientific study of man’s geographical distribution and his relationship with his environment.
See also: Geography
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6962 (quoting Ellen Churchill Semple, Influences of Geographic Environment, on the basis of Ratzel's system of anthropogeography (New York : H.
These concepts had not been employed in the same way before the publication of La Terre et involution humaine, which, as Febvre saw it, set the French school of Geographie humaine, inspired by Paul Vidal de la Blache, apart from the German anthropogeography founded by Friedrich Ratzel.
Kruk's writing is a literary interpretation of the ideas of Karl Schlogel, who within the framework of anthropogeography understands reading and deciphering landscapes as a key to the history of peoples and humankind, for every landscape is simultaneously a cultural and historical text.
Broadly speaking, this rehabilitation of the concept of space was boosted by the colonial globality of high imperialism which resulted in the invention of new spatially oriented academic disciplines such as anthropogeography and geopolitics as well as new transnational concepts such as Lebensraum ('living space').
How it came to be: Carl Sauer, Franz Boas and the Meanings of Anthropogeography, Ephemera Press, Washington, 1999.