Total de visitas: 7484

Download pdf The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography

Download pdf The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography

The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography by Karen E. Wigen
The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography
---------------------------------------------------------------
Author: Karen E. Wigen
Page Count: 383 pages
Published Date: 11 Aug 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Country: Berkerley, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780520207431
Download Link: The Myth of Continents A Critique of Metageography
---------------------------------------------------------------


In this thoughtful and engaging critique, geographer Martin W. Lewis and historian Karen Wigen reexamine the basic geographical divisions we take for granted, and challenge the unconscious spatial frameworks that govern the way we perceive the world. Arguing that notions of East vs. West, First World vs. Third World, and even the sevenfold continental system are simplistic and misconceived, the authors trace the history of such misconceptions. Their up-to-the-minute study reflects both on the global scale and its relation to the specific continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa--actually part of one contiguous landmass. The Myth of Continents sheds new light on how our metageographical assumptions grew out of cultural concepts: how the first continental divisions developed from classical times; how the Urals became the division between the so-called continents of Europe and Asia; how countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan recently shifted macroregions in the general consciousness. This extremely readable and thought-provoking analysis also explores the ways that new economic regions, the end of the cold war, and the proliferation of communication technologies change our understanding of the world. It stimulates thinking about the role of large-scale spatial constructs as driving forces behind particular worldviews and encourages everyone to take a more thoughtful, geographically informed approach to the task of describing and interpreting the human diversity of the planet.

Read online The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography Buy The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography Download and read The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography ebook, pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, fb2, zip, rar, torrent Download to iPad/iPhone/iOS, B&N nook The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography

Download more files:

trevor off key songs
antonello venditti ricordati di me torrent
torrent natalie cole unforgettable
mac pro g5 serial number location
download ddpb installer 1.0.9
download realtek ac97 audio driver for win7
airport utility for mac os x 10.5.8 download
whistle patch dog grooming