Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Time geography or time-space geography traces its roots back to the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand who stressed the temporal factor in the spatial human activities. The time-space path, devised by Hägerstrand, shows the movement of an individual in the spatial-temporal environment with the constraints placed on the individual by these two factors. Three categories of constraints were identified by Hägerstrand:
The methods associated with time geography have been criticized by a number of postmodern and feminist geographers.
Sub-fields: Cultural geography · Development geography · Economic geography · Historical geography · Language geography · Marketing geography · Military geography · Political geography · Population geography · Religion geography · Social geography · Strategic geography · Transportation geography · Time geography · Tourism geography · Urban geography
Approaches: Behavioral geography · Critical geography · Cultural Theory · Feminist geography · Marxism · Modernism (Structuralism · Semiotics) · Postmodernism (Post-structuralism · Deconstruction)
Time geographyTime geography Authority (limits of accessibility to certain places or domains placed on individuals by for example authorities),
capability (limitations of movement by individuals. For example, movement is restricted by biological factors, the need for food, drink and sleep.) and
coupling (for how long an individual must interact with other individuals in order to finish a task).

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