Homo Geographicus

Robert David Sack
ISBN:
0801855535

'This brilliant book, reflecting an original mind and years of preparatory research, is a major work of contemporary geographical scholarship. It is perhaps the most important theoretical work in human geography of the past thirty years. Homo Geographicus provides a powerful intellectual broadside on behalf of reason as a faculty of mind that all humans share. This will be a controversial book that will stimulate much-needed debate about geographical agency, spatiality, and postmodernist claims. An exemplary book.'--John Agnew, Syracuse University 'Robert Sack is one of the most original theoreticians in geography today. In Homo Geographicus he continues his project of identifying the geographical sources of social life, and takes an important step toward giving the geographic perspective an essential and central role in modern social theory.'--J. Nicholas Entrikin, University of California at Los Angeles 'Written in straightforward and unpretentious language, Homo Geographicus refocuses thinking about the nature of the geographic and provides a framework for why and how the various domains of study within the discipline of geography are intimately linked.'--Billie Lee Turner II, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University In Homo Geographicus Sack offers nothing less than a philosophy and theory of geography. He maps out how nature, culture, self, and such geographical factors as space, place, home, and world fit together, enabling us to see more clearly how we transform the world and how we are affected by that transformation. He also provides possible moral directions for us to pursue so that we can be more responsible for our actions and make better our places, our home, and the earth itself.

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