(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

The ideology of control: Systems theory and geography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Systems theory has been proposed as an essential means of healing the breach between human and physical geography and as providing a solution to the problem of geographical description. Following Habermas's critical theory, both of these tasks can be seen to revolve around an interest in technical control which is, in some sense, structurally-determined. There are strategic connections between such an interest and the way in which systems theory conceives of objectification, regulation and legitimation. The net effect is to suppress human agency and to allow for the uncontested reproduction of specific structures of domination.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 71, no6 [pp. 327-342]

Bibliographic references : 66réf.



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