Readings from Brown, S.P. Introduction to ESS, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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The Geography of Political GeographyJames D SidawayDepartment of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingapore 117570geojds@nus.edu.sgWORKING DRAFT. SUBJECT TO FURTHER AMMENDMENTSPlease do not cite this version without checking with the author.Forthcoming in K. Cox, M. Low and J. Robinson (eds) The Handbook of PoliticalGeography (Sage).7,991 words1The Geography of Political GeographyWithout doubt, the German and Anglosaxon schools of political geography andgeopolitics have been those that have most profoundly marked the profile of these [sub]disciplines. Because of that, their influences have transcended their particular state andcultural ambits to be assumed and adapted in other contexts. However, it is possible toencounter diverse and equally interesting schools of thought and analysis (Font andRuf 2001, 49-50, my translation)IntroductionThis chapter examines key political geography concepts in translation and traditionsbeyond the Anglo-American realm. This is a tentative move however, confined somepolitical geography terms and categories as they operate in a limited selection of otherlanguages. Moving beyond Europe and beyond written and spoken language into a rangeof other discourses and modes of representation, the chapter argues that there issomething more at stake than supplementing the range of case studies and terminologiesthat characterise Anglophone political geography. In particular, it is argued that(frequently

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