The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how Geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on Geographical Orientations, Geography’s Venues, and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of ‘geography.' The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought.



Time is not a thing. Heidegger 1972: 3 On Time and Being: Martin Heidegger; translated by Joan Stambaugh. New York; London: Harper & Row, 1972.

This chapter addresses how time has been treated in geography and argues the summary answer is too often ‘over-simply’. That is, an overstatement, but this essay will suggest that geography has often used an unsophisticated treatment of time. This may be predictable if one thinks of geography as a ‘spatial’ discipline, with rich debates over the nature of space, place and landscape instead of over time. And yet that seems an inadequate explanation for why:

‘different sorts of time’ have not troubled too many geographers much. There is a wealth of work offering sophisticated analyses of space and spatiality, but to ...

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