9780742501065

Cultural Encounters with the Environment Enduring and Evolving Geographic Themes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742501065

  • ISBN10:

    074250106X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-05
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

In Cultural Encounters with the Environment, a distinguished group of contributors offers a fresh and original view of contemporary geography. The authors explore the role of four traditional themes in the 'new cultural geography:' the interplay between the evolution of particular biophysical niches and the activities of the culture groups that inhabit them; the diffusion of cultural traits; the establishment and definition of culture areas; and the distinctive mix of geographical characteristics that gives places their special character in relation to one another.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
ix
Preface xi
Introduction: Encounters with Environment and Place 1(16)
Alexander B. Murphy
Douglas L. Johnson
PART I. CONSTRUCTING CULTURAL SPACES
Domestic Architecture in Early Colonial Mexico: Material Culture as (Sub)Text
17(22)
Karl W. Butzer
Elisabeth K. Butzer
The Clash of Utopias: Sisterdale and the Six-Sided Struggle for the Texas Hill Country
39(20)
Michael P. Conzen
The Struggle for Urban Public Space: Disposing of the Toronto Waterfront in the Nineteenth Century
59(20)
Peter G. Goheen
Place Your Bets: Rates of Frontier Expansion in American History, 1650--1890
79(30)
Carville Earle
PART II. REMAKING THE ENVIRONMENT
Wittfogel East and West: Changing Perspectives on Water Development in South Asia and the United States, 1670--2000
109(24)
James L. Wescoat Jr.
Wetlands as Conserved Landscapes in the United States
133(24)
James A. Schmid
Navigability of American Waters: Resolving Conflict through Applied Historical Geography
157(20)
John A. Kirchner
Environmental History: From the Conquest to the Rescue of Nature
177(26)
David Lowenthal
PART III. CLAIMING PLACES
Place Metaphor and Milieu in Hemingway's Fiction
203(16)
Anne Buttimer
Cultural and Medical Geography: Evolution, Convergence, and Innovation
219(20)
Charles M. Good
Language and Identity in Russia's National Homelands: Urban-Rural Contrasts
239(22)
Chauncy D. Harris
Sharing Sacred Space in the Holy Land
261(22)
Chad F. Emmett
An Absence of Place: Expectation and Realization in the West Bank
283(22)
Shaul E. Cohen
Conclusion: Contemplating Enduring Themes and Future Trajectories 305(6)
Alexander B. Murphy
Douglas L. Johnson
Epilogue: Each Particular Place: Culture and Geography 311(12)
Philip L. Wagner
Index 323(12)
About the Contributors 335

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