Geographers and Sustainability: A Missing Connection?

  • James C. Eflin


As geography matured during the 20th century, it followed a course that might appear, to outsiders at least, as a series of distributary channels — rather than coming together in a coherent and unified flow. Schisms among geographers and competing identities for their discipline risk impairing geography’s effectiveness to provide tangible solutions to problems plaguing Planet Earth (Hanson 1999). Although this parallels changes in some other disciplines, it also carries with it the potential for unraveling the sinews that give strength to its disciplinary project.


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  • James C. Eflin
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  1. 1.Ball State UniversityUSA

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