On canonical geographies

@article{Keighren2012OnCG,
  title={On canonical geographies},
  author={Innes M. Keighren and Christian Abrahamsson and Veronica della Dora},
  journal={Dialogues in Human Geography},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={296 - 312}
}
Histories of geography are, by their very nature, selective enterprises. The apparent tendency of geographers to disparage particular periods of the discipline’s history, at the same time as exalting others, is characteristic of the way in which progress has been measured, relevance defined, and novelty identified. Yet, whilst other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences actively engage with their textual canons and founding figures, geographers have notoriously avoided doing so. In… 
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