- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides students of the sub-discipline with a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography; Geographies of the State; Participation and Representation; Political Geographies of Difference; Geography, Policy, and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.
Chapter 2: The Geography of Political Geography
The Geography of Political Geography
Without doubt, the German and Anglo-Saxon schools of political geography and geopolitics have been those that have most profoundly marked the profile of these [sub-]disciplines. Because of that, their influences have transcended their particular state and cultural ambits to be assumed and adapted in other contexts. However, it is possible to encounter diverse and equally interesting schools of thought and analysis. … (Fontí and Rufí, 2001, 49–50, my translation)
Rather than speak of modernity as a monolithic structure of seamless occidental origin, we ought to turn to readings of modernity in various histories and cultures which are informed, inflected, and vectored by various traditions and which, in turn, have become syncretic, vernacular nodes for forming newer ...