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ERIC Number: EJ1004787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 121
ISSN: ISSN-1750-497X
Multiple Cultures of Doing Geography Facilitate Global Studies
Ahamer, Gilbert
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v7 n2-3 p228-250 2013
Purpose: This article aims to explain why geography is a prime discipline for analysing globalisation and a multicultural view of Global Studies. The generic approach of human geography to first select an appropriate methodology is taken as a key approach. Design/methodology/approach: Concepts from aggregate disciplines such as history, economics, and geography are scanned through during a short description of the historical genesis of these sciences and the paradigmatic shifts they have encountered. Findings: There are four main theses: (1) values are created by appreciation; (2) development is growing jointly with responsibility; (3) accumulation of material value is seen as expenditure to achieve non-material values; and (4) spatial relations are interrelated with social relations. Research limitations/implications: Conceptual considerations have to be further corroborated by quantitative analyses using suitable metrics of "development". Practical implications: "Social and cultural geography" should contribute to any curriculum of "Global Studies". Social implications: Dialogue and discourse between world views is the essential, ideology-free approach for understanding globalisation. Originality/value: Unlike other scientific articles focusing on "facts", this article focuses on perspectives. Thus, it explains "multi-perspectivity" and a multi-paradigmatic approach. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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