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GeoJournal Library

Geography: Discipline, Profession and Subject since 1870

An International Survey

Editors: Dunbar, Gary S. (Ed.)

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Gary S. Dunbar "Pro-fesh-yon-al-i-zay-shun . . . pro-fesh-yon-al-i-ZAY-shunl . . . I do not think I like that word . . . I am quite certain I do not like that wordl," said A. F. Martin of Oxford University in 1980 when I mentioned to him that I was making a study of the professionalization of geography in Europe and North America from about 1870 to 1930. I should not have been surprised by his reply, because Mr. Martin, a highly regarded lecturer, tutor, and university man, was in some ways a typical example of his generation of British geographers, in that he did not have an advanced degree and his publication record was meager. Except for a single remarkable essay (Martin 1951), he was not well known in the field of geography, at least not outside the United Kingdom. Was he, then, a professional geographer? Yes, indeed, because he was a full-time scholar in a distinguished university, even though he lacked the sort of credentials that have been demanded of subsequent generations of scholars, at Oxford and elsewhere. I certainly do not mean to denigrate Martin or his ilk; I am simply using this anecdote to launch a book on the emergence of modern geography.

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"...the book should be in every university library."
(Progress in Human Geography, 28:2 (2004)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Dunbar, Gary S.

  • History of German Geography: Worldwide Reputation and Strategies of Nationalisation and Institutionalisation

    Pages 9-44

    Schelhaas, Bruno (et al.)

  • Geography in France: Context, Practice, and Text

    Pages 45-78

    Berdoulay, Vincent R. H.

  • A Partial Biography: The Formalization and Institutionalization of Geography in Britain since 1887

    Pages 79-119

    Withers, Charles W. J.

  • Modern Geography in Italy: From the Archives to Environmental Management

    Pages 121-151

    Caraci, Ilaria Luzzana

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography: Discipline, Profession and Subject since 1870
Book Subtitle
An International Survey
Editors
  • Gary S. Dunbar
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
62
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1683-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1683-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0019-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5828-7
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 336
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