Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings

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What is the connection between anthropology, philosophy, and geography? How does one locate the connection? Can a juncture between these disciplines also accommodate history, sociology and other applied and theoretical forms of knowledge? In Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, editors Gary Backhaus and John Murungi challenge their contributors to find the location that would enable them to bridge their "home disciplines" to philosophical and geographical thought. This represents no easy task. Essayists are charged with building a set of conceptual bridges and what emerges is a unique co-joined topography; sets of ideas united by a painstaking and rigorous interdisciplinary framework. Earth Ways is a salient rendering of interdisciplinary thought in contemporary humanities and social sciences scholarship.

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Gary Backhaus teaches philosophy at Morgan State University. John Murungi is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University.

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It is always a pleasure to discover a book that pushes disciplinary boundaries in novel directions. Earth Ways forges new syntheses between philosophy and geographical ways of knowing and the result is a collection of thought-provoking, important essays. Advancing an interdisciplinary understanding of historical, theoretical and practical moments of dwelling, the authors seek to bring to light taken-for-granted assumptions and ways of "framing" that inevitably condition geographical and philosophical articulations of meaning. In addressing implicit ways of framing geographical meanings that are all too often ignored, the book charts an important new course. (Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Director, Division of the Environment, University of Toronto)

Not least among the strengths of this volume is its handsome bibliography on matters geographic and philosophic, its rich and provocative collection of notes at the end of each chapter, and its expansion of, and homage to, the explorations resident in a seminal work-Richard Hartsorne's The Nature of Geography. (Bridges)

&ltp>This book of essays fills a very important void in environmental studies and environmental philosophy. It is a great effort at undoing the isolation of disciplinary study and provides a fresh way of thinking earth as a word-image for the ongoing dynamic inter-being of nature's life forms.&ltp> &ltp>One of the things that makes this work stand out is that the interdisciplinary character of environmental studies/philosophy is case-based, within an historical and cultural context. This makes all the difference!&ltp> (Kenneth Maly, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

This book of essays fills a very important void in environmental studies and environmental philosophy. It is a great effort at undoing the isolation of disciplinary study and provides a fresh way of thinking "earth" as a word-image for the ongoing dynamic inter-being of nature's life forms.

One of the things that makes this work stand out is that the interdisciplinary character of environmental studies/philosophy is case-based, within an historical and cultural context. This makes all the difference!

(Kenneth Maly, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

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