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The Buffalo Commons as Regional Metaphor and Geographic Method

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dc.contributor.author Popper, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Popper, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-03T19:53:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-03T19:53:46Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8625
dc.description.abstract "Regional metaphor offers an effective means to pursue a traditionally central task of geography--understanding and creating alternative futures for regions. It can give geographers feasible approaches to constructing a sense of a region’s future, engaging the public in the task, and influencing public policy. Regional metaphor provides a way to make thinking about regions and the probable changes in them accessible to wide, often opposed portions of the public whom geographers may not otherwise reach. Many contemporary geographical techniques--for instance, GIS, deconstruction, or statistical inference--frequently distance the discipline from important lay regional audiences. Thus we urge geographers to make more use of regional metaphor. The terms of the metaphor must connect with the region, but at the same time it has to be open-ended, multifaceted, ambiguous. To show how regional metaphor can work, our argument first draws on our participant-observer experience in devising the Buffalo Commons metaphor for the Great Plains. We then suggest the implications of the metaphor for other U.S. regions and for the practice of geography." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject wildlife en_US
dc.subject human-environment interaction en_US
dc.subject geography en_US
dc.title The Buffalo Commons as Regional Metaphor and Geographic Method en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Great Plains Restoration Council, Houston, TX en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US

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