Children and the Natural Environment

  • Yi-Fu Tuan
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 3)


Children are prepubertal human beings. The definition seems clear-cut. But what is the natural environment? And when we use the expression “children and the natural environment,” what kinds of relationships do we postulate? These appear to be straightforward questions but are not because the key terms have meanings that are elusive and laden with culturally biased values of which we may not be aware. It is necessary that we be aware of them and of our culturally conditioned categories of thought before we attempt detailed descriptive analyses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi-Fu Tuan
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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