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Destruction of the con: geography and the commodification of knowledge

Mohan, Giles (1994). Destruction of the con: geography and the commodification of knowledge. Area, 26(4) pp. 387–390.

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Abstract

This article is unapologetically polemical. As a busy academic who tries to keep up with developments in social theory I feel the need to make a brief, but impassioned plea for "Time Out". Over the past decade or so human geographers have been subjected to a dazzling array of theoretical frameworks drawn largely from outside the discipline. This rapid turnover is in part a cause and effect of a wider malaise centring on the commodification of knowledge. It must be stressed at the outset that I am not demeaning the process of critical self-examination, theoretical endeavour and political action, but I am concerned with the rapidity with which ideas are superseded.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1994 The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
ISSN: 1475-4762
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 10968
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2008 18:53
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 11:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10968
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