Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

David Harvey

in The Promotion of Knowledge

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263129
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734861 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

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This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the role of geographical knowledges and political powers in the processes of social and ecological change. It explains the use of the plural knowledges to avoid the risk of assuming that there is some settled way of understanding a unified field such as geography. It discusses the significant differences between geographical knowledges held in different institutional settings and the geography taught and studied within departments that operate under that name.

Keywords: geographical knowledges; political power; social change; ecological change; British Academy; centenary celebration

Chapter.  11671 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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