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The Promotion of KnowledgeLectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002$
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John Morrill

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263129

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001

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Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

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The Promotion of Knowledge

David Harvey

British Academy

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

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