Definition of social geography in English:

social geography


  • The study of people and their environment with particular emphasis on social factors.

    ‘It effectively focuses on middle and upper-class reformers, women and men, their ideologies, programs and organizations, set in the context of the city's changing physical environment and social geography.’
    • ‘The old identities and social geography of African chiefdoms remained partly intact and a dynamic factor in the country's development.’
    • ‘Community was present on a variety of spatial scales, and a process of differentiation, based primarily on occupation and the length and street of residence, became inscribed into the district's social geography.’
    • ‘Addams could not yet openly refute this resort to the politics of ethnic division because her project to link bad plumbing to social geography was just getting underway.’
    • ‘Marco was probably a minor civil servant at the Mongolian court who wanted to convey the result of his observations on the human and social geography of the domains of the Great Khan to the West.’
    • ‘The headlong plunge by the women of Hull-House into the ring of electoral politics also helped make rapid advances in their understanding of how money and power worked together in the construction of a social geography of inequality.’
    • ‘While the vague spatial boundaries of these dirah formed an indigenous set of parishes in the desert environs of Saudi Arabia, the practical foci of ownership were water sources, keystones in the social geography of the region.’
    • ‘The French were on the move in the 1960s, altering the social geography of France around an axis running between Le Havre and Marseille.’
    • ‘In order to answer this crucial question, mapping the social geography of the city, disaggregating public health data and other indicators of the environmental quality of urban life is essential.’
    • ‘In keeping with the social geography of the time, African-American servicemen in transit during the Second World War were not permitted to cross the bridge to the more respectable northern shore.’
    • ‘In fact, Klinenberg shows us that the deaths of many Chicagoans were not random or inevitable; they were determined by the social geography of the city and the actions of government.’
    • ‘When bribery becomes so pervasive as to constitute an invisible social geography, one where the unannounced rules of life must be understood, a bribery culture develops.’
    • ‘Instead, they suggest a new social geography has emerged across the U.S., including reference groups based more on shared interests than geography.’
    • ‘Addams highlighted how the politicians played a vital part in erecting a social geography of class division between the riverfront and the lakefront zones.’
    • ‘But the social geography of pollution has changed over time.’
    • ‘Park's integrative vision continued long after his death to appeal to students of ethnicity, race, and the social geography of the city.’
    • ‘Examination of the social geography of risk has emerged as a powerful tool for understanding where and among whom risky practices occur.’
    • ‘A gradual change in the social geography of public and political communication has taken place.’


social geography

/ˈsōSHəl jiˈäɡrəfē/ /ˈsoʊʃəl dʒɪˈɑɡrəfi/