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Radical approach

  • In geography radical approach is only about 25 years old.

  • Radicalism grew as a major criticism of:

    • Quantitative geography

    • Positivism

    • Traditional regional geography

  • Origin of radical geography can be traced to the radical geography movement.

  • It started in the USA in the 1960s.

  • Radicalism believes in economic classes and the Subsequent class

Against

  • Quantitative Revolution

  • Positivism

  • Regional Geography

Radical approach

Radical Approach

Radical approach

Cause of Origin

  • Vietnam War

  • Civil rights movement of the Blacks

  • Poverty in urban ghettos – Cause of social tension.

THEORY + PRACTICE

  • (Value Based – Theory of Labour Value)

  • (Act of Individual in Structural Perspective)

Evolution of Radical Approach

  • Radicalists put emphasis on the need for a revolution in both theory and practice of geography.

  • Therefore, this approach is value-based especially the theory of labour value as against the supposedly value-free approaches.

Critic of Radical Approach

  • It reduces human beings to a passive existence in the field of historical and structural determinism.