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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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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self-examination, theoretical endeavour and political action, but I am concerned with the rapidity with which ideas are superseded.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 Item
Copyright Holders: 1994 The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
ISSN: 1475-4762
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: 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: 19 Dec 2017 11:10
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