The manner of approaching within the field of human geography that seeks to put humans at the centre of geography. (Gregory et al., 2009, pp. 356-357). It gives a central and active role to human awareness, human agency, human consiousness and human creativity.
This definition was clear with our class example of how assembly lines de-humanize workers. It takes their sense of consciousness and creativity.
“During the 1970s several sets of reactions to the excesses of spatial science emerged as human geographers began to question its deficiencies. One of these reactions became known as “humanistic geography”.
From Tim Cresswell, “Humanistic Geographies” in Geographic Thought, (Wiley-Blackwell: 2012).