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    History, geography and world-systems theory

    Kearns, Gerard (1988) History, geography and world-systems theory. Journal of Historical Geography, 114 (3). pp. 281-292. ISSN 0305-7488

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    Peter Taylor's Political geography: world-economy, nation-state and locality presents the work of Immanuel Wallerstein to geographers in a clear and accurate fashion, It reconnects political geography and political science, mapping Mackinder onto Spykman and Whittlesey onto Deutsch. It urges that human geography be a historical social science. Elsewhere, Taylor has teasingly averred "that all geography is historical geography", and has argued that the world-systems project speaks to the best of "traditional (that is pre-socialscience) geography" which "left a holistic legacy to geography that was at variance with the growing specialisation in the natural and social sciences". He claims that in its preoccupation with the state "much of modern geography ha[s] in fact abandoned its global heritage" and that he has, therefore, turned from Marxist geography "to embrace an equally rich but alternative geography to be found in Wallerstein's Historical capitalism.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: History; Geography; World-systems; Theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8668
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 15:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Historical Geography
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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