Having been invited to contribute an external view of Australian geography, I concluded that such a task was impossible - that geographers elsewhere do not have a general view of Australian geography. I maintain that this is neither surprising nor significant, setting the argument within the context of a discipline fragmented along four major cleavage lines. Because of these cleavages, most geographers (like most other academics) work in small intellectual communities which are necessarily 'parochial': as a consequence, the discipline is characterised by a series of parts that do not make a coherent whole.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - May 1997|
- Australian geography
- Intellectual communities
- Intra-disciplinary cleavages