Is human geography just sociology incognito?

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Debate this with me. I would say yes
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"incognito"
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I'd say the crucial difference is that human geography is focused on space, the spatial interactions and relationships between peoples themselves and the environment. Sociology focuses on society and collective peoples and looks at the interactions between them, but ignores spatial features and the physical environment. Human geography also goes beyond the constraints of sociology, it encompasses economics and other disciplines. I'd also argue that human geography has the capability for more objective analysis than sociology, because there is a far greater mathematical element within it compared to the theories upon theories that build sociology.
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Human geography incorporates elements of sociology. However, it brings together a lot of disciplines such as history, economics, psychology, health, anthropology, statistics, politics...you name it, in order to produce an overall picture of humans in situ and how their environment (built, natural and behavioural) influences them. Cultural geography is arguably very close to sociology although that looks at how cultural differences impact the movement of people rather than why the culture/society exists in the first place. They work well in tandem although each has their own place. They draw from each other a lot so the lines do get murky although I'm not sure that's a bad thing when it comes to producing good research.

(Geography MA from the University of Edinburgh)
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