Structuration theory and attempts at integration in human geography

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Integration in human geography is achieved through multidimensional research or by the study of a variety of aspects of a whole. Giddens's structuration theory provides a new theoretical framework for integrative study in human geography in its attempt to connect individuals and societies, context and composition, time and space. Integrative studies in geography have focused on space (regional geography), time (historical geography) and society (time-geography). Structurationist analysis in geography can put society, space, or society and space at its focus. Thrift's spatial structurationist theory may lead to a new theoretically-based regionalism. On the other hand, integration at one level or between several elements may entail disintegration, at another level or element respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1987


  • Duality of structure
  • Individuals
  • Integration
  • Society
  • Space
  • Structuration
  • Time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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