The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Nadine Schuurman

Impact Factor: 0.878

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 51/77 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1541-0064


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  1. Reviews / Comptes rendus

  2. Review Essay / Étude critique

    1. Can big data tame a “naughty” world?

      Jennifer Ann Salmond, Marc Tadaki and Mark Dickson

      Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12338

      Key Messages

      • The implications of the big data revolution for the environmental sciences are potentially significant and require critical interrogation.
      • Thematic examination of big data definitions can encourage scientists to consider how big environmental data may alter environmental scientific priorities.
      • In the environmental sciences, big data are most valuable when complementary to (and conversing with) traditional data and approaches.
  3. Reviews / Comptes rendus

  4. Viewpoint / Point de vue

    1. From physical geography to environmental geography: Bridges and gaps (a French perspective)

      Marie-Françoise André

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12335

      Key Messages

      • A clinical analysis of some linkages and gaps between physical and environmental geography is provided from a French perspective.
      • Physical and environmental geography can be viewed either as enemy sisters or as incorporated within a fruitful scientific continuum.
      • An inclusive version of environmental geography might offer an open space for human and physical geographers to collaborate in stitching together the once-torn fabric of French geography.
  5. Research Paper / Recherche

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Going unscripted: A call to critically engage storytelling methods and methodologies in geography and the medical-health sciences

      Sarah de Leeuw, Margot W. Parkes, Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Julia Christensen, Nicole Lindsay, Kendra Mitchell-Foster and Julia Russell Jozkow

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12337

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      Key Messages

      • Although stories and storytelling have long and varied histories across multiple geographies, they are increasingly being valorized in new and public ways.
      • Drawing from feminist, Marxist, anti-racist, and decolonizing theoretical frameworks, we critically unpack humanities-based happenings and (re)read the “creative re-turn” in geography and medical-health sciences.
      • We conclude with reflections about anti-hegemonic ways humanities-informed methods and methodologies, including stories and storytelling, might be taken up in an “unscripted” way by geographers and medical-health researchers.
  6. Reviews / Comptes rendus

  7. Viewpoint / Point de vue

    1. Sport mega event planning in Toronto: From a democratic demand to a democratic demise

      Robert Oliver

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12336

      Key Messages

      • Urban geographers need to consider how even bidding for a mega event has the potential to configure/reconfigure the politics of local economic development.
      • Provincially-led rescaling challenges the role of the public in Toronto's mega event development process.
      • The continued depoliticization of urban governance in Toronto is disconcerting.
  8. Research Paper / Recherche

    1. Physical geographers’ understanding of the real world

      Olav Slaymaker

      Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12334

      Key Messages

      • In spite of the major successes of logical positivism in experimental science, the philosophy of positivism alone restricts physical geographers’ understanding of the real world.
      • Roy Bhaskar's version of critical realism has the potential to expand physical geographers’ understanding of the real world.
      • Critical realism can resolve the nature/culture binary and bring ethical concerns over systemic injustices into the purview of physical geography.
    2. Perspectives of water and health using Photovoice with youths living on reserve

      Lori E. A. Bradford, Rebecca Zagozewski and Lalita A. Bharadwaj

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12331

      Key Messages

      • We facilitated an opportunity for on-reserve youth to share perspectives on water and health.
      • Aesthetics, pollution, technological treatment, and the ubiquitous need for water emerged from the Postervoice methodology.
      • Encouraging youth to be involved in lateral exchanges to control their collective future by protecting resources contributes to cultural resilience.
  9. Review Essay / Étude critique

    1. Putting physical environments in their place: The next chapter?

      Kenneth J. Gregory

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12333

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      Key Messages
      • It is now feasible for physical geographers to focus on holistic integrated characterization of physical environment and innovative approaches are already being made.
      • Studies of physical environment should embrace effects of culture and decision making.
      • Physical environments need to be studied in their place location for analyses including change, hazards, risk, sustainability, and environmental design.
  10. Research Paper / Recherche

    1. Perturbations environnementales et migrations au Vietnam

      Guillaume Haemmerli, Danièle Bélanger, Charles Fleury and Luu Bich Ngoc

      Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12330

      Faits saillants

      • Les perturbations environnementales ne sont pas un facteur significatif de la migration au sein des ménages au Vietnam.
      • L'analyse multivariée montre que les caractéristiques socioéconomiques sont les facteurs les plus importants pour expliquer la propension à migrer suite à un évènement climatique extrême.
      • Une contradiction apparait entre la perception subjective de l'impact des évènements climatiques et leurs effets mesurés par des variables objectives.
  11. Viewpoint / Point de vue

    1. Reflections on the IPCC and global change science: Time for a more (physical) geographical tradition

      Thomas Spencer and Stuart N. Lane

      Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12332

      Key Messages

      • Single factor climate change metrics, such as global mean temperature increase or global sea level rise, have little meaning for the explanation of landscape scale change.
      • Global scale analyses struggle to incorporate landscape settings; the role of climatic variability alongside secular change; intrinsic systems feedbacks which modulate external forcing; and spatial and temporal cascades of energy and matter.
      • The ultimate goal of global change research should be the study of the implications of climate change for human lives and livelihoods and here the geographical tradition can make a significant contribution.
  12. Research Paper / Recherche

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Slow science, the geographical expedition, and Critical Physical Geography

      Stuart N. Lane

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12329

      Key Messages

      • Isabelle Stengers' critique of 21st-century science points to the need to change how we relate to the subjects that we study, under the umbrella of “slow science.”
      • Human geographer William Bunge's notion of geographical expedition may be a means of doing this, even if “expedition” is a term to be used cautiously.
      • Slow science may allow a more creative and critical Physical Geography centred on the very curiosity that makes being a scientist so interesting.


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