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On geography’s skewed transnationalization, anglophone hegemony, and qualified optimism toward an engaged pluralist future; A reply to Hassink, Gong and Marques

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posted on 16.10.2018, 15:35 by Michiel Van Meeteren
This reply to Hassink, Gong and Marques’ ‘Moving beyond Anglo-American economic geography’ raises several issues relevant to formulating a unified paradigm that escapes Anglo-American bias. First, the reply identifies different meanings of Anglo-American dominance that do not necessarily align. Remedying concerns that engage with the problems of anglophone hegemony do not necessarily solve institutional issues of Anglo-American dominance, exclusions of contributors, places and viewpoints, or postcolonial critiques. Second, the essay investigates the origins of anglophone dominance, how the skewed transnationalization of geographical practice came about, to excavate solutions from geography’s past. Based on these assessments, several epistemological issues are brought up that might hamper development of a unified paradigm. The reply concludes with encouragement to engage in the Sisyphean labour associated with the quest toward a unified paradigm for economic geography.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

International Journal of Urban Sciences

Volume

23

Issue

2

Pages

181-190

Citation

VAN MEETEREN, M., 2018. On geography’s skewed transnationalization, anglophone hegemony, and qualified optimism toward an engaged pluralist future; A reply to Hassink, Gong and Marques. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 23 (2), pp.181-190.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis © The Institute of Urban Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Urban Sciences on 24 Apr 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/12265934.2018.1467273

Acceptance date

03/04/2018

Publication date

2018-04-24

ISSN

1226-5934

eISSN

2161-6779

Language

en