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THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO PLACES- DESCRIPTIVE APPR
the idea that the world is a set of places and each place can be studied and distinct.
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONIST APPROACH
place as a product of a set of social processes occurring at a time. For example, Trafalgar square was built to commemorate a British naval victory in the 1800s and, using a social constructionist approach, could be understood as a place of empire and colonialism
how an individual person experiences a place, recognizing a highly personal relationship between place and person - Yi-Fu Tuan and Edward Phelps important in this approach. Tuan developed the term ‘topophilia’ to describe the affective bond between people and place and argued that it is through human perception and experience that we get to know places. Relph argues that the degree of attachment, involvement and concern that a person or group has for a place is critical in our understanding of place.