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The changing tides of port geography (1950–2012)

Abstract : Human geographers actively studied ports in past decades. However, the extent to which port geography constituted a specific research stream within human geography remained largely unanswered. By reviewing 399 port papers published in major geography journals, the authors critically investigated the trends and changing tides of port geography research. The findings point out the emergence of the core community shifting from mainstream geography research to increasing connection with other disciplines, notably transport studies. The paper offers a progressive view on human geographers’ abilities to form a research community on port development, while identifying opportunities in the pursuit of collaboration between different academic disciplines.
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Koi Yu Adolf Ng, César Ducruet. The changing tides of port geography (1950–2012). Progress in Human Geography, SAGE Publications, 2014, 38 (6), pp.785-823. ⟨10.1177/0309132513516178⟩. ⟨halshs-01359160⟩



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