カナダにおける地理学の潮流  [in Japanese] Trends of Geography in Canada  [in Japanese]

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 This paper addresses the dynamic nature of geography in Canada today within the context of the history and recent trends of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), activities of research groups in the CAG, changing patterns in the gender distribution of academic geographers, and regional distribution of geographers. CAG is an influential association of geographers, which plays an important role in defining fields of environmental studies and human geography. This paper examines the role of the association in the Canadian context. Furthermore, it outlines the geography education syllabus and research in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto, as well as some recent examples of successful research by Canadian geographers.<br> All of these aspects make it clear that geography in Canada is closely related to the magnificent scale of the natural world and the diverse peoples occupying the land. Canada seems to have a national character that is distinct from the cultural and economic domination of the United States. While the interests and concerns of Canadian geographers had focused on East–West trends, growing attention is being paid to North–South trends and other aspects of Canadian geography.

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  • Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)

    Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi) 121(5), 787-798, 2012

    Tokyo Geographical Society

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