Geografie 2010, 115, 461-478

An Individual and a Place, an Individual in a Place, an Individual through a Place

Jaroslav Vávra

Technická univerzita v Liberci, Přírodovědně humanitní a pedagogická fakulta, katedra geografie, Studentská 2, 461 17 Liberec, Czechia

Received April 2009
Accepted October 2010

The core topic of this text is an individual and a place, an individual in a place and an individual through a place. The author focuses on the relationship between an individual and the place, in which an individual lives and with which she/he identifies. Place for an individual means home, or place of work. As Davidson (1991) and Malpas (1999) claim, a creature lives in a place. She/he soon creates everyday routines in the place; this is her/his lived world. She/he meets other people in the place, searches, gathers and uses information concerning the place. Place is presented by individual/individuals/communities. The relationship between an individual and her/his place is presented in the text through English sources from humanistic geography. The paper deals with the relationship of an individual and place in philosophy (Heidegger), in geography (Tuan, Relph, Cresswell) and in geographical education (Witham Bednarz, et al., 1994).


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