Geography and decolonisation

Mathummal Kumar, Dan Clayton

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This introduction to a special issue on Geography and Decolonisation examines the complex relationshipbetween the discipline of geography and the process of post-war decolonisation. It argues that littleattention has been paid to decolonisation within geographical thought and scholarship or to the role thatgeographers played in the dissolution of colonial empires. It discusses the semantic difficulties sur-rounding the term decolonisation and examines the ways in which it used in current projects to reshapethe academy and the production of knowledge. Serving as an introduction to thefive substantive papers in the special issue it identifies cross-cutting themes and sets out a case for further examination of the spatiality of decolonisation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Historical Geography
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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Edited the Special issue on 'Decolonisation' in the Journal of Historical Geography


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