Geography’s Crosscutting Themes: Golden Anniversary Reflections on “The Four Traditions of Geography”

@article{Murphy2014GeographysCT,
  title={Geography’s Crosscutting Themes: Golden Anniversary Reflections on “The Four Traditions of Geography”},
  author={Alexander B. Murphy},
  journal={Journal of Geography},
  year={2014},
  volume={113},
  pages={181 - 188}
}
  • A. B. Murphy
  • Published 11 July 2014
  • Geography
  • Journal of Geography
ABSTRACT William Pattison’s seminal 1964 article outlining geography’s four core traditions provided an informative overview of distinct strands of research and teaching in geography. His article enhanced appreciation of the discipline’s intellectual diversity, but it did not address why the identified traditions should be grouped together under a single disciplinary umbrella. The concern of a broad range of geographers with spatial relationships, place characterization, and geographical… 

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