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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Newman, James L. – Journal of Geography, 1971
The concept of culture area has declined in importance as a research tool among anthropologists, while geographers have continued to develop the usefulness of the concept. Interaction between the two disciplines would be fruitful. (NH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Area Studies, Culture, Geographic Concepts
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Allen, Ralph K. – Journal of Geography, 1971
The culture area concept is a valuable tool for the geography teacher to use in studying broad patterns of cultural adaptation and variation, especially when mapped at successive historical periods. Culture area and geographic region are closely related concepts with common problems of scale and classification. (NH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Area Studies, Concept Teaching, Culture
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Robinson, J. Lewis – Journal of Geography, 1976
Four traditions, or central themes, of geography--spatial tradition, area studies tradition, man-land tradition, and earth-science tradition--are assessed in terms of some recent trends. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conceptual Schemes, Geographic Regions, Geography
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Cohen, Saul B. – Journal of Geography, 1975
Geo-political concepts and constructs are used to interpret the Arab-Israeli conflict. (DE)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Change Agents, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Today two opportunities are open to geography educators. First they must respond to the new opportunity to return geography to a place in the preparation of business students. Second, geography educators must take advantage of the current interest in international understanding and global education. New courses and textbooks are needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Business Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1972
A Speculative Cultural Geography is a format for an introductory course in which the student is given maximum opportunity to determine and comprehend the decision-making processes which have been instrumental in the development of historical and contemporary landscapes. (Author)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences
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Holdsworth, Deryck – Journal of Geography, 1984
The historical development of Canada's very diverse geographic regions is discussed. Although Canadian regions and provinces have always been in a position of economic servitude to foreign or central Canadian markets, they still maintain strong regional loyalties. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Differences, Economic Status, Geographic Regions
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Burghardt, Andrew F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Canada did not develop strong ties with the Third World until well after World War II. Three factors that have channeled and limited Canada's relationships with developing nations--location, history, and internal political relationships--are discussed. Also examined are patterns of Canadian foreign aid and investment and peace-seeking efforts. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Knight, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Concentrating on events in Canada during the last ten years, this article discusses the Quebec separatist movement and other strong regionalisms in Canada. Important processes involved with conflict and compromise within the Canadian state are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Wonders, William C. – Journal of Geography, 1984
In the last 40 years the Canadian North has changed socially and culturally as a result of economic pressures and federal government policy decisions. Environmental and cultural conditions of the Canadian North are discussed, and the past, present, and future roles of the North in Canada are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Canada Natives, Cultural Traits, Economic Development
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McIlwraith, Thomas F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Rural and small-town Ontario, Canada is introduced through illustrations and discussions of seven typical elements that helped shape the province: cemetery, house, barn, hall, fence, roadscape, and main street. Having students make and discuss sketches is an excellent way to help them learn about the human geography of an area. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Yeates, Maurice – Journal of Geography, 1984
The Windsor-Quebec City axis is Canada's most important economic entity. The axis comprises four distinct physiographic units, with considerable climatic variation across the area. Containing two distinct linguistic groups (English and French), the axis has a rich agricultural system and is the manufacturing heartland of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Climate, Geography Instruction
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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Gullick, Charles J. M. R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Describes the ethnic history and the economic development of Jamaica from its beginnings as a Spanish colony through British rule to post-World War II independence. Rastafarianism, an extremist Black nationalist movement, arose after independence. Its militancy is due to an overwhelmingly Black majority population, with few countervailing ethnic…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Black History, Blacks, Colonialism
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