NUI Maynooth

NUIM ePrints and eTheses Archive

NUIM Library

Disrupting and destabilizing Anglo-American and English-language hegemony in geography

Kitchin, Rob (2005) Disrupting and destabilizing Anglo-American and English-language hegemony in geography. Social & Cultural Geography, 6 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1464-9365

[img] Download (124kB)

Abstract

This commentary considers the perceived hegemonic status of Anglo-American Geography and the role of the English language as the lingua franca of academia. The first half of the paper outlines in brief the hegemonic status of Anglo-American Geography, the structures and practices of the global knowledge economy and Anglo- American Geography itself that help sustain and reproduce its hegemony, and the disciplining effects of this hegemonic status on geography practised elsewhere. The second half examines how Anglo-American norms and the hegemonic status of English as a global lingua franca are being, and might be further, challenged, resisted, subverted and re-shaped through discursive and practical interventions aimed at disrupting and destabilizing them. By focusing on how the history of the discipline is constructed, and the protocols of publishing and organizing conferences, how geography can be transformed to open it up to a plurality of (non-Anglo-American) voices, different ways of ‘doing’ geography, and alternative ways of valuing forms of geographical enterprise, are considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final and definitive form of this article, the Version of Record, has been published in Social and Cultural Geography [2003] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/[DOI: 10.1080/1464936052000335937]. This paper was originally published in Catalan as Kitchin, R. (2003) Disrupting and destabilizing Anglo- American and English-language hegemony in geography, Documents d’Analisi Geografica 42: 17–36.
Keywords: Anglo-American hegemony; English language; publishing; conferences; theory;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 3878
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 15:26
Journal or Publication Title: Social & Cultural Geography
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
URI:

Repository Staff Only(login required)

View Item Item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...