Locating contradictions in canonical geographies

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Scopus citations


This response to Keighrenet al.(2012) challenges the distinction made between texts as 'canonical' or 'classic' to call for interrogating texts as interventions in broader disciplinary conversations, highlighting their place in mediating disagreements, challenges, contradictions, and the power relationships of intellectual and disciplinary winners and losers. This is especially important for graduate education, as a critical site where we construct the discipline's dominant narratives and socially reproduce ourselves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • classic vs. canonical text
  • conflict
  • contradiction
  • genealogies
  • graduate education
  • historiographies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


Dive into the research topics of 'Locating contradictions in canonical geographies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this