アメリカ合衆国の地域性と地域区分  [in Japanese] Regionalization, Regionality, and Regional Geography of the United States of America  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

Regionalization is a traditional method of geography for understanding regional features as well as the overall characteristics of a nation as a whole. This paper intends to review various attempts mostly by Americans at dividing the United States into regions on the basis of various criteria for varied purposes. Twenty-four examples of regionalization of the United States are presented, which include physical geographic regions, Native American culture regions, culture-economic regions of European colonization, federal administrative regions, economic-industrial regions, culture regions, ordinary people's perceptive regions, settlement process regions, and voting behavior regions. By laying division lines on top of another, I would suggest simple regionalization of dividing the country into four quarters with boundaries of the 37th parallel and the 95th meridian. Geographic characteristics of the four quarters are summarized in Table 1. This regionalization appears to be valid in geographic education in order to provide students with rough images of the United States.

Journal

  • THE NEW GEOGRAPHY

    THE NEW GEOGRAPHY 54(3), 15-32, 2006-12-25

    The Geographic Education Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10018547217
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN0012205X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    05598362
  • NDL Article ID
    8667604
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZG1(歴史・地理) // ZF9(教育--各科教育)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z8-338
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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