Sense of Place Among Hunter-Gatherers

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 50(4) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 283-324
By Thompson, Barton


Thompson examines the relationship between sense of place and social parameters among hunter-gatherers. Results indicate that "sense of place among hunter-gatherers is closely associated with the social group that they identify with"(283), which supports the idea that sense of place is incorporated into social identity. Thompson suggests that sense of place is best characterized as a home environment that is defined by social connections, and is ultimately a key aspect of our coalitional psychology.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
eHRAF World CulturesResearcher's own25 hunter-gatherer groups selected upon geographic diversity & availability of relevant data

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