Making their own futures? Research change and diversity amongst contemporary British human geographers

Hall, Tim R (2014) Making their own futures? Research change and diversity amongst contemporary British human geographers. Geographical Journal, 180 (1). pp. 39-51. ISSN 0016-7398

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Abstract

The paper discusses a survey of British academic human geographers enquiring about change and diversification within personal research activities, their nature, motivations and impacts. It argues that this is widespread and a significant aspect of the production of contemporary geographical knowledge. The findings highlight the range of motivations underpinning research change, its impacts and mediation through the institutional context of British human geography. It concludes that despite a more prescriptive institutional context geographers have a degree of autonomy, albeit somewhat fettered, to shape their own research trajectories to some extent. This provides some important capacity with which to engage with imminent challenges facing the discipline in the UK). The paper complements recent critical histories of geography and sociological accounts of the discipline.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research;change;critical histories;sociologies;institutional contexts
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 14:31
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3501

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