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By Stuart C Aitken, Gill Valentine

Approaches to Human Geography is the fundamental pupil primer on concept and perform in Human Geography. it's a systematic assessment of the main principles and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how these principles paintings in perform. warding off jargon - whereas responsive to the rigor and complexity of the tips that underlie geographic wisdom – the textual content is written for college kids who've no longer met philosophical or theoretical ways sooner than. it is a starting consultant to geographic examine and perform.

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Qxd 11/24/2005 12:24 PM Page 35 HUMANISM AND DEMOCRATIC PLACE-MAKINGÿÿ35 and radical feminism, the intentional agent or subject of the humanist movement has been attacked as being a fiction, a construction used by those presenting false universal claims about humanity. The alternative positions, many of which are discussed in detail in other parts of this volume, are large and diverse but they share an important topical concern with the construction of the subject. Their views of the subject are often opposed to a humanist subject which is described variously as Eurocentric, masculinist, racist, and so on, and associated with a hegemony that actively hides difference and silences the voices of the culturally less powerful and oppressed.

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