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ERIC Number: ED081674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 45
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Metropolitan Spatial Injustice: An Alternative Approach to Instruction in Urban Geography.
Hurst, Michael E. Eliot
The definition of geography as the study of man and the realities of his socio-economic milieu is the thesis on which this course in urban geography is based. The functions of the university are observed to be: 1) to ensure economic and cultural continuance; and 2) to advance knowledge and ways of knowing. The first of these functions appears to place the university in a position which is conservative or supportive of the status quo, while the second tends to induce criticism that is merely academic and removed from real material problems. This alternative approach is based on a definition of urban geography emphasizing society as a totality. After mentioning a suitable tenor and available resources, the course is outlined in seven sections: methods and teaching techniques, the city in history, the city as an economic place, the city as a cultural place, the city as a political place, suggested areas for case studies, and the city of the future. The purpose of the course outline is to provide background, a philosophic and analytic framework, upon which to organize a course on the city. Each section describes the coverage of lecture and seminar topics, and suggests pertinent films. (Author/KSM)
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