Friday, May 20, 2011

Human Geography

This blog, Recreational Geography, focuses on physical geography.

Nevertheless, here's what human geogrpahy is:
Human geography is the branch of geography that focuses on the study of patterns and processes that shape human interaction with various environments. It encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects.

While the major focus of human geography is not the physical landscape of the Earth, it is not possible to discuss human geography without referring to the physical landscape on which human activities are being played out, and environmental geography is emerging as a link between the two. Human geography can be divided into many broad categories, such as:

Cultural geography
Development geography
Economic geography
Health geography
Historical & Time geography
Political geography & Geopolitics
Demography or Religion geography
Social geography
Transportation geography
Tourism geography
Urban geography

Various approaches to the study of human geography have also arisen through time and include:

Behavioral geography
Feminist geography
Culture theory

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