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A piece of Geographical history
on 15 March 2016
Good book but a little bit outdated. Time passed since the 1970's and perception of Space an Place changed in a way that does not always confirm the analyses of Yi-Fu Tuan. At the same time, it remains a must-read because so many people refer to it without knowing what is written inside... : Very good concepts but sometimes not very well used by Tuan himself.
Personally, it does get on my nerves when Yi-Fu Tuan repeatedly notices a difference between "animals" and humans. It is not pertinent enough I think. It almost feels like humans would have a superiority.
I also disagree when Yi-Fu Tuan says that "Wilderness" is only a "space" and not yet a "place". On the contrary, "Wilderness" is one of the most meaningful "places" in the Anglo-saxon World !