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Behavioural Environment

Edited By: F Boal


Hardback | Dec 1989 | #26217 | ISBN: 0415004543
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Geography has a central part to play in the ultimate purpose of all intellectual endeavour - the heightening of human consciousness.' The behavioural environment model, as developed by William Kirk, emphasises the importance of perception in human geography, the significance of subjective experience and the potential of man as an active agent in the environment. This book examines the concept of the behavioural environment. Drawing on Kirk's work, the book reflects on the original formulation of the theory, applies its cardinal principles in a wide variety of contexts and re-evaluates its cognitive claims in the light of recent debates in philosophy and social theory. The book provides new empirical studies and fresh theoretical perspectives and argues that the behavioural approach is vital to a consistent understanding of individual rights and ecological respect.


Foreword O.K. Spate Part I: The Behavioural Environment 1. The Behavioural Environment: Worlds of Meaning in a World of Facts F.W. Boal and D.N. Livingstone 2. Historical Geography and the Concept of the Behavioural Environment William Kirk Part II: Reflection 3. The Concept of 'The Behavioural Environment', and its Origins John A. Campbell 4. Environment, Behaviour and Thought Yi-Fu Tuan 5. Humankind-Environment: Musings on the Role of the Hyphen Douglas Pocock 6. People, Prejudice and Place Wreford Watson 7. Small Town Images: Evocation, Function and Manipulation Brian Goodey 8. Personal Construct Theory; Residential Decision Making and the Behavioural Environment T.J. Anderson 9. Outrage and Righteous Indignation: Ideology and Imagery of Suburbia John M.Gold and Margaret M. Gold 10. Divided Perception in a United City: The Case of Jerusalem Michael Romann Part III: Re-evaluation 11. Thoughts, Words and Creative Locational Acts Chris Philo 12. People and Places in the Behavioural Environment R.J. Johnston 13. Mirrors, Masks and Diverse Milieux Anne Buttimer 14. A Curiously Unbalanced Condition of the Powers of the Mind: Realism and the Ecology of Environmental Experience Edward Relph 15. Forms of Life, History and Mind: An Idealist Proposal for Integrating Perception and Behaviour in Human Geography Leonard Guelke 16. The Behavioural Environment: How?; What For?; and Whose? Harold Brookfield

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