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.




An archive is always a place for at least a double production of knowledge. First, it is a venue for the localisation of knowledge. It is where certain singular and original material, and the information it contains, is stored ready for future use, whether or not that use ever comes. Second, it is a place through which those who wish to produce a certain sort of validated knowledge of the past must pass in order to reinscribe or reproduce that original material in other forms prior to its still further recycling, reinscription and reproduction within other stories, other interpretations and other explanations. The archive is a special place for making knowledge, but it is a contradictory one. It is a place of memory and ...

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