Applied Geography: Issues, Questions, and Concerns by Martin S. Kenzer (auth.), Martin S. Kenzer (eds.)

By Martin S. Kenzer (auth.), Martin S. Kenzer (eds.)

The crowning glory of this assortment took many months, and, for numerous cause, required the help and/or indulgence of a few members. initially, i need to thank Tim Hudson for his necessary enter and help on the outset of the undertaking Likewise, i want to thank Jesse O. McKee for supplying a hospitable setting in the course of my association with the collage of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana nation collage i'm thankful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for his or her priceless realizing. The ebook grew to become a part of the GeoJoumal Library due to Wolf Tietze's self belief within the subject, and due to Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer educational Publishers') reliable nab.lre - regardless of quite a few 'problems'. Curtis C. Roseman, and the rest of the Geography division on the collage of Southern California (where I accomplished many final­ minute info for the volume), are to be thanked for the cordial and hot environ­ ment I obtained whereas a customer in l. a.. eventually, no multi-authored assortment reaches crowning glory with out the aid of many sufferer participants. this actual booklet suffered many set-backs alongside the way in which, so i'm really thankful to the authors herein. They confirmed their compassion and extraordinary professionalism all through, by means of by no means second-guessing my judgements, and by means of permitting me to treatment the set-backs in my very own manner. They have been a excitement to paintings with, and so they should still take pleasure of their achievements.

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3). This, despite the fact that the meaning of democracy has been a major center of political controversy and conflict throughout American history. Such innocent fonnulations are vitiated from the start by abstraction away from actual systems of human practices in actual historical contexts, and by failure to address the concrete social, economic, and political forces that have called the institutions of social control geographers wish to join into existence in the ftrst place. Obviously, then, these fonnulations are anything but neutral.

Applied Geography: Issues. Questions. and Concerns, 37-52. © 1989 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 38 RICHARD G. BOEHM AND JAMES D. ' The dominant view, however, does not confine the scope of applied geography to a particular subtopic or skill area. , the 'practical' use of 'pure' theoretical research. An analogy might be that theoretical geography is to applied geography what scientific medical research is to clinical medicine. In like manner, theoretical geography seeks to describe and better understand the world; applied geography seeks to use the content and method of theoretical geography to aid in the resolution of world problems.

L Table 1. Seventeen-year summary of national geography enrollments and number of faculty employed,1970-1986 Year Enrollment (in thousands) Institutions where geography is taught Number of faculty 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 787 789 747 734 696 695 665 666 690 671 539 569 588 587 465 526 513 1260 1305 1111 1159 1174 1200 1221 1262 1343 1388 839 921 984 1039 648 760 725 3735 3784 3465 3519 3370 3435 3457 3471 3561 3377 2399 2521 2659 2779 2304 2507 2467 Source: Schwendeman's Directory of College Geography of the United Stales.

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