• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Identify two journal articles based on empirical work that approach a subject in a contrasting manner. In each case consider the papers using the following list of questions then compare and contrast the two different approaches to the issue.

Extracts from this document...


WORK SUBMISSION Name: Gareth John Tanswell Student Number: 030036088 University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Institute of Geography and Earth Studies Title: Doing Human Geography Module: GG12610 Lecturer: Kate Edwards Due date: 31st October 2003 (Extended due to illness) Submission date: 17th November 2003 This work is original text by Gareth Tanswell, submitted to the UWA only for assessment purposes. Signature: ____________________________________ Identify two journal articles based on empirical work that approach a subject in a contrasting manner. In each case consider the papers using the following list of questions then compare and contrast the two different approaches to the issue. * What were the main research questions? * What were the main methods of data generation? * What form did the data take? * What were the main theoretical approaches underlying the research? * What were the main findings and conclusions? The articles may be selected from the following journals between 1960-present day: * Annals of the Association of American Geographers * Geographical Review * Area * Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers * Environment and Planning A * Progress in Human Geography * Environment and Planning D * Geography Journal Journal Articles chosen: 1. ...read more.


Jo Little's main findings were that a common 'ideal' description can be made of a masculine male in the country as "The good (male) farmer is tough and strong, able to endure long hours, arduous labour, and extreme weather." She talks only of men, describing their dominance over technology as "critical" to the modern urban environment. She also identified the importance of feminine and masculine pride within the countryside as being "with nurturing and helping roles in traditional agrarian ideology"- feminine pride, whilst describing masculine pride as physical labour, including the importance of 'pub skills' in this masculine figure. She mentions Bells unease with the term he phrased 'rural gay masculinities', and his argument that rural gays 'eroticize' the countryside in a way "that opens up a space for certain forms of same-sex activity whether this is described as manly love, hillbilly priapism, or rustic sodomy" (Bell: 2000). More importantly, Little calls for an expansion on the "very limited number of studies focussing on masculinity in the society and culture of rural communities" in her article. Rural geography: searching rural geographies Roche M. ...read more.


He ends his article in this context: "Finally, rural geographers will continue to benefit not only from retaining but also from extending the contact with other rural studies researchers." Conclusion from the articles Both writers begin their reports with a very broad explanation of what they hoped to be able discuss in their reports. Little's possibly more detailed than Roche's because she discusses a particular aspect of rural geography, rather than all aspects. Roche only lists what will be discussed in his summarative paragraph. Both of these articles were written as appeals to the wider rural geographical community to extend research into aspects of rural geography. Both use only secondary evidence in their reports from other journal articles and books in order to give a brief overview of the way geographers have, in the past, studied rural geography. Little's appeal is for a much more focussed study, that of masculinity in the countryside, whilst Roche appeals for research into all aspects of rural geography, and closer links between researchers and rural geographers. These articles show how thin research into rural communities has become, and how dominant research into urban geography has become. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Population & Settlement section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Population & Settlement essays

  1. An Overview of Immigration to Australia

    2000-01 88 000 80 610 MP only NA NA 109 700 (p) 2001-02 105 000 c 93 070 MP only NA NA (a) Combination of Migration and Humanitarian Programs. (b) Includes an adjustment for the effect of 'category' jumpers (i.e.

  2. Malapportionment - description

    to be taken into account the Commissioners must be able to create quite unequal seats However, since Federation there has been a strong move to remove malapportionment. This reflects several factors: * the belief that democracy requires all citizens to have an equal vote - that the right to vote

  1. How does Sen's approach to famine differ from the Malthusian approach?

    Is it feasible to label famine 'natural'? Is it ethical to believe that doing nothing is better than doing something to help? These questions brought light on the problems with Malthusian theory. Stephen Devereux states in his article, Famine in the 20th Century, "[e]ven the worst famines have conspicuously failed

  2. The rural aftermath - The effects of the plagues.

    In England the old nobility was virtually wiped out by the Wars of the Roses and the way was prepared for a new nobility more subservient to the Crown, drawing its strength from patronage and the rewards of royal office and good lordship but sufficiently independent to challenge the crown

  1. Microclimates.My purpose of this study is to establish whether my hypotheses are true or ...

    Human activities in cities also produce emissions of heat, water vapour and pollutants that directly impact the temperature, humidity, visibility and air quality in the atmosphere above cities. On slightly larger scales, urbanization can also lead to changes in precipitation above and downwind of urban areas.

  2. I will compare and contrast some of the problems experienced by the two mega ...

    The cities were not prepared for such a flood of people coming into the cities and looking for homes and jobs. The rapid internationalisation brought unexpected numbers of foreign workers into Tokyo. The number of foreign workers grew by more than 200 000 in the five years from 1986 to 1999, reaching a level of 1 075 317.

  1. Manchild - critical review

    Religious fundamentalism becomes her sanctuary. Brown grows up on the streets of Harlem, and at an early age he is introduced to drugs and sex. Crime becomes a way of life. The environment breeds a range of pathologies in the people; those pathologies, in turn, accelerate the deterioration of the environment.

  2. Dear Journal, (Absolute & Relative Location)

    It's one of the most gorgeous natural highlights in Australia. The mantel shelf was extraordinary, and seemed to come from some form of volcanic activity as I can remember from geography class. But after a while I decided to turn east from the mountains and head for a gander of Sydney.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work