Department of History
Port geography at the crossroads with human geography: Between flows and spaces
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Port research is not a new field of interest for human geographers, evidenced by numerous conceptual models and empirical cases of port evolution and development in the literature. However, several critical questions remain unanswered, notably the exact position of port geography as a subdiscipline within human geography in the past, present and future. Based on a pluralistic approach, the paper analyzes the changing waves and development of port geography as a sub-discipline of human geography, with a special focus on whether port geography has experienced a paradigm shift and, if so, when, why, and how. Also, through analyzing the major terrains of port geography research from the macro perspective, it brings a new lease of life to port geography in this rapidly changing world.
Academic discipline, Human geography, Port geography, Research
Source Publication Title
Journal of Transport Geography
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ng, Adolf K.Y., César Ducruet, Wouter Jacobs, Jason Monios, Theo Notteboom, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Brian Slack, Ka-chai Tam, and Gordon Wilmsmeier. "Port geography at the crossroads with human geography: Between flows and spaces." Journal of Transport Geography 41 (2014): 84-96.