Exploring the Human Geography of Ireland
Human geography is a branch of geography that focuses on the study of patterns and processes that shape the human society. It encompasses human, political, cultural, social and economic aspects, all of which are of equal importance. In this essay I intend to explore cultural geography, social geography and also economic aspects within Ireland. Cultural geography is the study of cultural products and norms and their differences across a variety of places. Some areas of study would include globalization and cultural landscapes. Social geography focuses on the relationship between society, space and practice and its complication in everyday life. The main area in this division would be sustainable development which we are all responsible for, landscapes and place-marketing. Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organisation of economic activities around the world. Economic geography too can be divided into many sub disciplines. Some of these include geography of agriculture, geography of industry and geography of resources. These are only some of them. from the definitions and explanations I have given above it is evident to see that Ireland possess all of these and even more which will be examined in greater detail in my essay.
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