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Title: W(h)ither development geography in Australia?
Contributor(s): Rugendyke, BA  (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2005.00330.x
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Abstract: This paper explores the changing focus and role of development geography in Australian university teaching and research. It is based primarily on interviews with Emeritus Professors Harold Brookfield and David Lea and Professor John Connell, which were conducted as part of the Institute of Australian Geographers’ Millennium Project on Geography and Geographers. Drawing on the collective wisdom of these geographers, the evolution and characteristics of development geography in Australia and the reasons for its past strength are outlined. Additionally, the contributions made by this branch of the discipline to Geography are described, reasons for the parlous state of development geography in Australia today are presented and a number of issues related to its future survival are raised. The paper argues that, for the discipline of Geography in Australia to retain social relevance, a continuing focus on global inequality and its impacts at the local scale is essential.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Geographical Research, 43(3), p. 306-318
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1745-5863
Field of Research (FOR): 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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