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Buttimer, Anne

Works: 159 works in 366 publications in 7 languages and 4,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Bibliography  Directories 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Interviewer
Classifications: GF49, 304.2
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Most widely held works about Anne Buttimer
Most widely held works by Anne Buttimer
The Human experience of space and place by Anne Buttimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and the human spirit by Anne Buttimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and the Human Spirit takes up that challenge in a panoramic survey of ideas about humanity's relationship to the natural environment. Ranging widely across time and cultures - from Plato to the Upanishads, from Goethe to Barry Lopez - Anne Buttimer explores the ways that human beings have turned to natural science, theology, and myth to form visions of the earth as a human habitat. She also reaches beyond the Western tradition to examine how other cultures have conceptualized the nature and meaning of their environments. Buttimer begins by placing her study in the context of Western intellectual and cultural history. Focusing on the "emancipatory cry" of humanism, she identifies and interprets cyclical patterns of Western thought using the three mythopoetical characters of Phoenix, Faust, and Narcissus. Phoenix becomes her symbol for the emergence of new ideas and ways of life. Faust symbolizes the next phase, the typically Western drive to build structures, institutions, and legal frameworks around such new ideas. But tensions inevitably arise between Faust and Phoenix - between structure and the original emancipatory spirit. Then Narcissus appears, critically reflecting on the situation and eventually choosing one of two alternatives: falling in love with his own image or undergoing painful liberation from past certainties to welcome a new Phoenix. Buttimer uses these symbols to reflect on four ways in which the world has been perceived both in the Western cultural tradition and in other traditions throughout history: the world as a mosaic of forms, as a mechanical system, as an organic whole, and as an arena of spontaneous events. Although postmodern thinkers have seen the struggle between Faust the builder and Narcissus the evaluator as insoluble, she argues that the impulse of the Phoenix can bridge the gaps between disciplines, cultures, and world-views. "Each civilization has a story to tell," writes Buttimer. "The unfolding patterns of the earth around us invite a sharing of these stories as one essential step toward discovering mutually acceptable bases for rational discourse on wiser ways of dwelling."
The practice of geography by Anne Buttimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Russian and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and milieu in the French geographic tradition by Anne Buttimer( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values in geography by Anne Buttimer( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource paper on values in geography is one of several developed by the Commission on College Geography as expository documents for the use of both the student and instructor at the college level. They are designed to supplement existing texts and to fill a gap between significant research in geography and readily accessible materials. The papers are concerned with important concepts in modern geography and focus on three general themes: geographic theory; policy implications; and contemporary social relevance. Among the papers presented are the following: (1) What Do Geographers Mean by Values; (2) Values and Sociology of American Geography; (3) Values We Inherit; (4) Geography Today: Some Value Dilemmas; (5) a Vocational or a System Definition of Geography; (6) The Nature of Man in Geographic Perspective; (7) Values and the Natural-Science Notion of Man; (8) Toward a Rational Notion of Man; (9) Geography and the Horizons of the Everyday World; (10) Toward a Conscientious Engagement in Social Problems; and (11) Environmental Values and the Quest for an Ethic. An extensive bibliography and additional commentaries on values in geography are also included. (Author/RM)
Creativity and context : a seminar report by Anne Buttimer( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wake of Erasmus : saints, scholars, and studia in mediaeval Norden by Anne Buttimer( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers of Norden : reflections on career experiences( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Swedish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and identity in cross-cultural perspective by Anne Buttimer( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective presents 20 essays which explore diverse cultural interpretations of the earth's surface. Contrasted with each other and with the potentially cosmopolitan culture of science, these detailed studies of ways in which different cultures conceptualise nature appear in the context of global environmental change. Understanding across cultural lines has never been more important. This book shows how individual cultures see their own histories as offering protection for nature, while often viewing others as lacking such ethical restraints. Through such writing a discourse of understanding and common action becomes possible. The authors come from the places they discuss, and offer passionate as well as scholarly visions of nature within their cultural homes. Audience: This volume is of interest to academics and professionals working in the fields of cultural geography, environmental history, environmental studies, history of environmental ideas, environmental education, landscape and literature, nature and culture. It can be used for courses in the above-mentioned areas and seminars in comparative literature. It can also be used as a complimentary text to provide cultural context to literary readings, and for seminars on cultural aspects of the environment
A manual for cataloging school libraries by Anne Buttimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1961 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable landscapes and lifeways : scale and appropriateness( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By northern lights : on the making of geography in Sweden by Anne Buttimer( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swedish society has recurrently shown a keen geographical sense, meticulously documenting all matters relating to environments, resources and human activities through space and time from the sixteenth century on." "Following on from Anne Buttimer's Geography and the Human Spirit, this book not only offers the first booklength contextual account of the development of geographic thought in Sweden, but also provides a narrative thread which traces continuity and change in both cognitive styles and professional practices of geography in general."--Jacket
Text and image : social construction of regional knowledges( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milieu, colonisation et développement durable perspectives géographiques sur l'aménagement( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude propose un subtil jeu de miroir entre l'expérience aménagiste de la colonie et les enjeux actuels de développement durable. D'une façon originale et très éclairante, elle nous fait découvrir l'utilité, voir la nécessité du détour colonial pour enrichir les débats autour de la question environnementale et de l'aménagement
Ideal und Wirklichkeit in der angewandten Geographie by Anne Buttimer( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some contemporary interpretations and historical precedents of social geography: with particular emphasis on the French contributions to the field by Anne Buttimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of Irish geography : report to the 28th International Geographical Congress in The Hague, Netherlands, 1996 by Anne Buttimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partners' multi-disciplinary forum : a review by Anne Buttimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invitation to dialogue : a progress report by Anne Buttimer( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Geography and the human spirit
Alternative Names
Anne Buttimer geografe uit Ierland

Anne Buttimer géographe irlandaise

Anne Buttimer profesora y géografa irlandesa.

Annette, Sister, O.P.

Battimer, Anna.

Buttimer, A. 1938-

Buttimer, Annette

Mary Annette, dominicaine

Mary Annette dominicaine 1938-....

Mary Annette, Sister

Mary Annette Sister 1938-....

Mary Annette, Sister, O.P.

Анна Баттимер ирландский географ

Nature and identity in cross-cultural perspectiveSustainable landscapes and lifeways : scale and appropriatenessBy northern lights : on the making of geography in Sweden