Continuidades, cambios y retos de la geografía contemporánea en los Estados Unidos

Translated title of the contribution: Continuities, changes, and challenges: Contemporary geography in the United States

Janice Monk*

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This article provides a brief overview of the organisational structure of geography in United States. It reviews the trends in research during the 1990s; major directions identified are the growth of technical specialities and their increasing focus on questions related to the relationships of technology to society; the blurring of boundaries between the subfields of human geography as interest in issues related to knowledge, power, and social diversity have developed; and the interdisciplinary and integrated nature of work in physical geography. The unevenness of attention to regions beyond the United States is assessed. The article then focuses on the expansion of geography education in the schools. Challenges highlighted include the need to have a greater voice with public policy makers, to strengthen connections among geographers in academia, business, and government, and to advance the representation of women and minorities within the profession.

Translated title of the contributionContinuities, changes, and challenges: Contemporary geography in the United States
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)75-95
Number of pages21
JournalDocuments d'Analisi Geografica
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic geography
  • Professional geography
  • Social relevance
  • United States


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