Geographers and geography: making waves for the wrong reasons

O'Keefe, Phil, O'Brien, Geoff, Gadema, Zaina and Swords, Jon (2010) Geographers and geography: making waves for the wrong reasons. Area, 42 (3). pp. 258-261. ISSN 0004-0894

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We were driven initially to write this Commentary by a sense of exhilaration and exasperation. The exhilaration came from the opportunity to address global issues of climate change through adaptation at the local level, an issue that will be addressed in Copenhagen in December 2009. The sense of exasperation came from an increasingly populist but determinist universalising geography that was determinist in both a physical/biological sense but also in a social sense. This produced an email exchange in the early summer of 2009, largely across radicals in Anglo American Geography in which we attempted to summarise a critique in six major points. In late summer we submitted this to Area, when we received strong encouragement but substantial and valuable criticism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 08:29
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 08:38

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