Region as a Socio-environmental System: An Introduction to a Systemic Regional Geography
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401067034,9789400904835 | 1990 | English | pdf | 182/181 pages | 5.35 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Dov Nir (auth.) | Edition: 1
2 society would be a free, anarchic society [an – without, archos – ruler], a society in which each individual is responsible for the relationship between himself and the society. By inner persuasion, we must live by making the maximum contri bution of our physical and mental assets combined with minimal charge against and exploitation of the society. We must contribute to society as much as possible because, directly and indirectly, we enjoy the contributions of the global society in which we live and of which we are a part.To achieve this goal, we must know not only ourselves but also the society in which we live. A society is not uniform. It is composed of mosaics of people of varying characteristics, structured in different patterns and groups, the qUalities of which we must know because upon them depends our own place in the society. Were the world uniform of feature and society, there would no place for regional geography. But because the world varies in form and its societies are different, study of the differentiation of the world's surface and the regional geography as the people who live on it is an important tool for understanding the society in which we live, particularly when our goal is to live with it in harmony.