City and culture


  • Paul Claval



City, Culture


The author was bom in Paris but raised and educated in South-Western France. He was a student at the University of Toulouse and then taught for a few years in secondary schools in Bordeaux and Montpellier. He then spent 12 years at the University of Besançon and 25 years at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has a permanent interest in the history and epistemology of geography, and in the relations geographers developed with other social sciences. In the 1960s , he worked mainly on the economic connections of geography, in the 1970s, on its ties with sociology and political sciences. During the last 20 years, he has been fascinated by ways geographers deal with culture. He has also maintained a permanent curiosity for urban geography.



How to Cite

Claval, P. (2003). City and culture. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 70(418/419), pp. 36-41.