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Volume 72, issue 1
Geogr. Helv., 72, 85–92, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-85-2017
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Special issue: Discussion Forum: Heidegger and critical geography

Geogr. Helv., 72, 85–92, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-85-2017
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The neglected “gift” of Ratzel for/from the Indian Ocean: thoughts on mobilities, materialities and relational spaces

Julia Verne
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This article urges us to rethink our engagement with politically problematic figures in our own discipline. Focusing on Friedrich Ratzel, it illustrates the contemporary, though widely unnoticed, (re)appearance of Ratzel’s ideas, and uses this example to emphasise the need for more critical reflection concerning the history of our discipline as well as the complex ways in which political ideologies and intellectual reasoning relate to each other.
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