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Regional geography

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posted on 30.01.2014, 09:52 by John HarrisonJohn Harrison
As a field of study, regional geography is concerned with understanding the spatial (regional difference and uniqueness) and temporal (regional change and development) aspects of the increasingly complex world we inhabit. In stark contrast to systematic geography, which is primarily interested in describing the distribution of particular phenomena over the entirety of the earth’s surface and uncovering the general rules governing these patterns, regional geography has primary regard for the specificity of regions, places, and locales. As an academic endeavour, regional geography is the backbone of the geographical discipline. Nonetheless, its history is one characterised by ebb and flow, oscillating between periods of strong approval and periods of strong rejection.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Citation

HARRISON, J. Regional geography. IN: Wright, J.D., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 2nd edition. Elsevier, pp. 121–128.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2015

Notes

Closed access. This article has been accepted for publication in the International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences [© Elsevier; 2nd edition].

ISBN

9780080970875

Language

en