Geografie 2006, 111, 382-400

Human geography: Changes in thematic orientation and remaining initial problems of study

Martin Hampl

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The contribution is dealing with two interrelated groups of problems. The first one is evaluation of changes in thematic orientation of Czech human geography, mainly after 1989. It is characterized by an increased interest in social problems, especially in connection with geographical analysis of post-totalitarian transformation. This observation is introduced by a short survey of changes of human geography paradigms worldwide after World War II. The second one includes key theoretical questions of the discipline which have not been solved yet. Possibilities of their explanation are discussed on the example of three problems: subject specification of human geography, existence and character of human geographic regularities and possibilities and limits of their explanation.


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