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Social geography III: Committing to social justice

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


Social justice is regarded as a key underpinning principle of social geography. This review focuses on social justice in social geography and related issues of inequality, discrimination and intolerance. I appraise debates about social justice in social geography and then pay specific attention to issues of poverty and welfare, gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity. I argue for social geography to be committed to social justice and conclude by calling for action to commit to promoting social justice in our teaching, research, in our professional practices and in how we challenge our universities to operate.

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Author(s): Hopkins P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Progress in Human Geography

Year: 2021

Volume: 45

Issue: 2

Pages: 382-393

Print publication date: 01/04/2021

Online publication date: 25/03/2020

Acceptance date: 26/02/2020

Date deposited: 27/03/2020

ISSN (print): 0309-1325

ISSN (electronic): 1477-0288

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1177/0309132520913612


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