Social Science and Subjective Meanings of Space

  • Robert David Sack
Part of the Critical Human Geography book series (CHG)


Laws of social science would conceptually recombine the end points of the space-substance axis through the relational concept of space. In the absence of such laws, two perspectives closely related to the classical social science model — behavioural geography and chorology — become extremely important approaches to the link between space and substance. The behavioural approach has occurred in response to the weaknesses of the classical social science perspectives. Chorology, however, existed long before there was such a classical view. In fact, it has been characterised as the traditional form of geographical analysis.1 Nevertheless, the logic of chorology and its recent role in geographic thought can be best represented as a modification of the classical social science perspective.


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