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NATURE AND SCOPE OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
DEFINITION OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Define the concept of Human Geography. Mention the nature of Human geography. Human geography studies: “The relationship between the physical/natural and the human worlds, The spatial distributions of human phenomena and How they come about, the social and economic differences between different parts of the world”. What is the core concern of geography as a discipline? The core concern of geography is to understand the earth as home of human beings and to study all those elements which have sustained them. Mention the any three dualism in geography which started wide-ranging debates in the discipline of geography. The three dualism in geography which started wide-ranging debates in the discipline of geography are: a. Whether geography as a discipline should be a law making/theorising (nomothetic) or descriptive (idiographic). b. Whether approach of the study should be regional or systematic? c. Whether geographical phenomena be interpreted theoretically or through historic-institutional approach? State any six examples of metaphors used to describe the physical and human phenomena. They are: ‘face’ of the earth, ‘eye’ of the storm, ‘mouth’ of the river, ‘snout’ (nose) of the glacier, ‘neck’ of the isthmus ‘profile’ of the soil. regions, villages, towns have been described as ‘organisms’. Networks of road, railways and water ways are described as “arteries of circulation”.
DUALISM / DIACHOTOMY in HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
[The elements of physical environment are landforms, soils, climate, water, natural vegetation and diverse flora and fauna. The elements of socio-cultural environment are Houses, villages, cities, road-rail networks, industries, farms, ports and items of our daily use which are created by human beings using the resources provided by the physical environment.]
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