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dc.contributor.author Jones, Rhys
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T15:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T15:18:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Jones , R 2004 , ' What time human geography? ' Progress in Human Geography , vol 28 , no. 3 , pp. 287-304 . , 10.1191/0309132504ph481oa en
dc.identifier.issn 0309-1325
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95730
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1640
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1640
dc.description Jones, Rhys, (2004) 'What time human geography?', Progress in Human Geography 28(3) pp.287-304 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to contribute to the debate concerning the current and future state of human geography by focusing on its changing treatment of the past. I argue that, while contemporary human geography has experienced a welcomed explosion in terms of its thematic breadth, it has also suffered from a considerable narrowing of the time periods that inform its empirical and conceptual studies. The paper begins by demonstrating the changing temporal focus of the subdiscipline over the past 50 years, drawing particular attention to its temporal narrowing over the past 20 years. Following this, I seek to suggest possible reasons for the foreshortening of the times studied in the subdiscipline. I then illustrate the benefits of extending our temporal frame of reference to discuss earlier times. I conclude by arguing that the project of lengthening the timeframes that we use to structure our geographical research has the potential to enable us to tell different stories about the geographical past and present. en
dc.format.extent 18 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Progress in Human Geography en
dc.subject human geography en
dc.subject time periods en
dc.subject states en
dc.subject empires en
dc.title What time human geography? en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0309132504ph481oa
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Cultural and Historical Geography en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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