The Current State of Geography: National Comparisons

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Title: The Current State of Geography: National Comparisons
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10755
Date: 6-Jan-1994
Online since: 2019-06-06T11:12:51Z
Abstract: “What will you be doing in Oslo?” an official at Dublin airport asked as I boarded the plane yesterday. “Giving a lecture”, said I. “On what?” he queried. “On the current state of geography” I almost hesitated to inform him. “Oh, you mean ecology and things – very important subject these days”, he reassured me. Previous worries about the scope of the lecture were amplified: how to set limits on the “current”, how to define “geography”, and finally, on what terms “national comparisons” might be broached. On the flight I again glanced over the 13-page full colour supplement to the Irish Times, entitled Networks of Power which had appeared last week and then understood why the airport official knew exactly about “the current state of geography”.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Start page: 13
End page: 23
Keywords: Environmental problemsGeography as an academic disciplineHuman experienceSocialityEcology
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Klemsdal, T. (ed.). Geografiens Innhold og anvendelse. Rapport fra Norske Geografers Forenings jubileumsseminar 1994. Drammen 5.-6. januar 1994
Conference Details: Norske Geografers Forenings jubileumsseminar, Drammen, Norway, 5-6 januar 1994/ Norwegian Geographers Association Anniversary Seminar, Drammen, Norway, 5-6 January 1994
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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