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„REGIONALBEWUSSTSEIN“. ZUM STAND DER DISKUSSION UM EINEN STEIN DES ANSTOSSES

HANS H. BLOTEVOGEL, GÜNTER HEINRITZ and HERBERT POPP
Geographische Zeitschrift
77. Jahrg., H. 2 (2. QUARTAL 1989), pp. 65-88
Published by: Franz Steiner Verlag
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27818517
Page Count: 24
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Abstract

We define "regional consciousness" as the sum of spatially related attitudes and identifications. It is to be allocated on a "medium (spatial) scale level", which means inbetween the national level on the one hand, and the local level on the other. "Space" and "region" have to be understood not as merely physical-material terms, but they include the social dimension as well. In addition, for analytical reasons one should distinguish a sphere of the system-world in which space is always to be considered the given frame, goal, means, and result of the activities of actors, and a sphere of the real world with space being a basic structure of the everyday world. The concept of "attitudes" is derived from social psychology and in the context of "regions" it refers to: a) the perception of a region (cognitive dimension) b) the regional attachment/the feeling of home (affective dimension) c) the regional oriented activity (conative dimension). The terms "identification" or "identity" refer to those real world conceptions of regionally related acting man which are to be found in his activities. It is to be differentiated between: – a "spatial identity" ("identity of a place") – an "individual spatial identification" ("identification with a place") – and a "social spatial identification". The explication of these key concepts clearly defeats the reproaches stating that – in view of the given research conceptions – geographers make inadequate "spatializations" of exclusively social –and therefore non-spatial – phenomena. Even though the term "regional consciousness" is hardly used by the average population, the phenomenon described by the term is evident. In this context, a particular actuality can be attributed to questions of the production and manipulation of such an attitude, as a possible element of regional policy strategy.

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