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    Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place

    Boyle, Mark (2005) Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place. Environment and Planning A, 37. pp. 161-187. ISSN 0308-518X

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    Twenty years ago it was common to bemoan the lack of textbooks on the history and philosophy of geography. Although Arild Holt-Jensen's (1999) Geography:History and Concepts (first published in English in 1981) was the first book to systematically chart different approaches to geographic thought, it was Ron Johnston's Geography and Geographers:Anglo-American Geography Since 1945 (first published in 1979) that occupied premium position in the marketplace. Applying Kuhn's paradigm theory, Johnston of course attempted to trace the biography of geography in terms of the rise and fall of environmental determinism, possibilism, regional geography, positivism and spatial science, behavioural geography, humanistic geography, and structural Marxism. In its valiant endeavour to make sense of the complex trajectory of the discipline from the mid-1980s, Geography and Geographers has benefited from the recent addition of James Sidaway as coauthor of the 6th edition published in 2004.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Review essays; Key Thinker; Space; Place;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8708
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    Depositing User: Mark Boyle
    Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 08:40
    Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning A
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    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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