What is it about?

This study examines the hegemony of political power on the discipline of human geography in Turkey. Throughout the history of the country, human geography curricula have been aligned with the nationalist and hegemonic power politics of state authorities instead of being guided by universal norms, thus ignoring Turkey’s sociopolitical and cultural geography. This is reflected in the contents of human geography text books at the high school and college level. Similarly, the subjects of articles that have appeared in the 12 academic geography journals published in Turkey within the last 71 years also support this claim.

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Why is it important?

this study is important in terms of the relationship between geography and power.

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It is a very important work in terms of power-science relation.

Nurettin ÖZGEN
Ankara University

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This page is a summary of: A critical approach to discipline of human geography as an apparatus for state hegemony in Turkey, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, January 2016, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2015.1116061.
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