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Time, Space, and Society: Geographical Societal Perspectives

  • Aharon┬áKellerman

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aharon Kellerman
    Pages 1-19
  3. Aharon Kellerman
    Pages 38-58
  4. Aharon Kellerman
    Pages 59-73
  5. Aharon Kellerman
    Pages 101-108
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 109-129

About this book

Introduction

Time and space are two of the most basic dimensions of human life. They envelop all human beings from birth to death. As such, they provide the context for human existence. At the same time, however, time and space also serve as major influencing factors in mankind's actions. Hence, a vast literature has developed on time and space as separate dimensions, and recently on time-space as joint dimensions. Interestingly enough, the social connotations of time and space have mostly been studied with the individual human being in mind. The more societal significance of time and space, whether separately or jointly, have been relatively neglected. It is the purpose of this volume to help fill this lacuna through discussions on some of the many junctions of time, space, and society at large. The discussion will naturally involve concepts and findings from more than just one discipline -- notably, geography, sociology, social history and political science. It is, thus, obvious that the topic may be highlighted from several perspectives. Given my own education and work, the approach will lean more to the geographical perspective. Geography has a special merit as an integrating framework for the study of time, space, and society. It is a discipline that has space at the center of its raison d'etre and, as such, has always striven for integration, holism and comprehensiveness.

Keywords

education geography history integration

Authors and affiliations

  • Aharon┬áKellerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2287-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7526-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2287-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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