Show simple item record Rhys en_US 2008-12-15T15:18:57Z 2008-12-15T15:18:57Z 2004 en_US
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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_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95730 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1640 en_US
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_US
dc.format.extent 18 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Progress in Human Geography en_US
dc.subject human geography en_US
dc.subject time periods en_US
dc.subject states en_US
dc.subject empires en_US
dc.title What time human geography? en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Cultural and Historical Geography en_US

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