Seeing the blind: Humanism and the experience of place

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Since much of our world is visually based, many researchers question how the "non-sighted" fit into this larger framework. Whereas many geographers have looked at navigation this paper will explore how the blind ascribe a practical understanding of the world that is constructed largely by and for those with sight. Because much of the relevant data involve perceptions not easily understood, this paper relies on qualitative methods, specifically the open-ended interview, to construct personal narratives. These narratives are analyzed using a humanistic perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalGeographical Bulletin - Gamma Theta Upsilon
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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