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date: 15 June 2024


A Dictionary of Human Geography

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

The practice of writing history from the uncritical perspective of the present. In the case of the history of geography, this can imply that the present is the inevitable culmination of past events. Or it may suggest that there is one true path from the past to the present, a path taken by disciplinary heroes, rendering others as ‘deviant’. Finally, it can take current definitions of geography and project them onto the past regardless of what was believed at the time. David Livingstone discusses presentism and its alternatives in ... ...

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