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 of entirety of this assortment took many months, and, for numerous cause, required the help and/or indulgence of a couple of contributors. firstly, i want to thank Tim Hudson for his important enter and aid on the outset of the venture Likewise, i need to thank Jesse O. McKee for supplying a hospitable surroundings in the course of my association with the college of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana country collage i'm thankful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for his or her precious realizing. The booklet turned a part of the GeoJoumal Library due to Wolf Tietze's self assurance within the subject, and due to Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer educational Publishers') solid nab.lre - regardless of a number of '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 bought whereas a customer in la. eventually, no multi-authored assortment reaches final touch with out the aid of many sufferer participants. this actual booklet suffered many set-backs alongside the way in which, so i'm fairly thankful to the authors herein. They confirmed their compassion and remarkable professionalism all through, by way of by no means second-guessing my judgements, and by means of permitting me to treatment the set-backs in my very own approach. They have been a excitement to paintings with, they usually may still show pride of their achievements.

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Compare a chicken living in the natural environment of a fann to a chicken being mised in the technologically advanced environment of a modem chicken factory. It is clear that the latter, deprived of the opportunity to practice its instincts which lead it to control and adapt to its physical environment, becomes dependent upon all kinds of support systems supplying it with the right food, temperature, amount of fresh air, infrared light, antibiotics, etc. It would be absurd here to speak here of any increased needs as constituting 'rising expectations' or increased demands, whereas it is obvious that they result from utter helplessness and dependency (Offe 1984, p.

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Yet, geographers seem to have awakened relatively late to the idea of applying their disciplinary knowledge to public problems. During the 1950s and 1960s, despite the prodigious efforts of Stamp (1960), geographers turned inward, away from such problems and geography became more theoretical, more self-absorbed, more methodologically diverse, something descriptively, if sarcastically, called 'cocooning' by Soja (1987). A forum devoted to applied geography did not appear until 1981 with the journal Applied Geography.

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