Myth of Continents A Critique of Metageography

ISBN-10: 0520207432
ISBN-13: 9780520207431
Edition: 1997
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 383
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In this thoughtful and engaging critique, geographer Martin W. Lewis and historian Kauml;ren Wigen reexamine the basic geographical divisions we take for granted, and challenge the unconscious spatial frameworks that govern the way we perceive the world. Arguing that notions of East vs. West, First World vs. Third World, and even the sevenfold continental system are simplistic and misconceived, the authors trace the history of such misconceptions. Their up-to-the-minute study reflects both on the global scale and its relation to the specific continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa--actually part of one contiguous landmass. The Myth of Continentssheds new light on how our metageographical assumptions grew out of cultural concepts: how the first continental divisions developed from classical times; how the Urals became the division between the so-called continents of Europe and Asia; how countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan recently shifted macroregions in the general consciousness. This extremely readable and thought-provoking analysis also explores the ways that new economic regions, the end of the cold war, and the proliferation of communication technologies change our understanding of the world. It stimulates thinking about the role of large-scale spatial constructs as driving forces behind particular worldviews and encourages everyone to take a more thoughtful, geographically informed approach to the task of describing and interpreting the human diversity of the planet.

K�ren Wigenis Professor of History at Stanford University. She is the author ofThe Making of a Japanese Peripheryand co-author ofThe Myth of Continents: A Critique of Metageography, both from UC Press.

List of Maps
Preface
Introduction
The Architecture of Continents
The Spatial Constructs of Orient and Occident, East and West
The Cultural Constructs of Orient and Occident, East and West
Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism
Global Geography in the Historical Imagination
World Regions: An Alternative Scheme
Conclusion: Toward a Critical Metageography
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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