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Social geography is the study of how society affects geographical features and how environmental factors affect society. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... Geography - (from the Greek words Geo (γη) or Gaea (γαία), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γράφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... This article is about the natural environment. ...


Case Study: India

Victims of their own historical success, Indians suffer from a rural economy. The reason? A high population density, poverty and strong echoes of the traditional caste system holds back any progress or urbanization. The fertile Ganges Valley with monsoon rain and river always supported a dense rural population. Rice is the stable crop. A settled traditional agriculture is practised on small plots, but tenants are exploited by landlords. There is a large mass of landless labourers. Poverty still acute, however, the emerging middle class peasantry benefited from the Green Revolution.


Areas of study

Questions in the field of social geography might include the examination of rural exodus or urban exodus or whether low-rise developments generate a different type of daily life than tower blocks.' It deals also with problems of segregation and discrimination, socio-spatial variations in health, analysis of spatial crime patterns and others. Rural exodus is a term used to describe the migratory patterns that normally occur in a region following the mechanisation of agriculture. ... Rural exodus is a term used to describe the migratory patterns that normally occur in a region following the mechanisation of agriculture. ...

For more details on this topic, see Urban studies.

In the field of community development (or community economic development), the importance of place has been a focal point for sociologists to determine what effects geography may have on a local community's cohesiveness and the sense of community. Studies in community psychology suggest that where we are many times has an effect on who we are. [1] This article needs cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Community Economic Development (CED) is action taken locally by a community to provide economic opportunities and improve social conditions in a sustainable way. ... ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... Local community is a geographically defined community, a group of people living close to each other. ... Sense of community (or psychological sense of community) is a concept in social psychology (or more narrowly, in community psychology), which focuses on the experience of community rather than its structure, formation, setting, or other features. ... Community Psychology makes use of the perspectives of Psychology to address issues of communities, the relationships within them, and peoples attitudes about them. ...

For more details on this topic, see Community of place.

A Community of place is a community of people bound together because of where they reside, work, visit or otherwise spend a continuous portion of their time. ...

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Questions in the field of social geography might include the examination of rural exodus or urban exodus or whether low-rise developments generate a different type of daily life than tower blocks.
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