(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

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Pierre George, 1909-2006

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Through his teaching and especially his writing, P. George influenced generations of schoolchildren, students and academics. After submitting a traditional regional monograph on the Bas-Rhône for his doctoral thesis, he focused his writing on the USSR before broadening out to global themes in human geography, which he interpreted using Marxist insights. Growing disillusionment with communism during the middle of the 1950s led his to leave the party and weakened his intellectual commitment to Marxism. After school teaching and then lecturing at Lille, he taught at the Sorbonne for a quarter of a century, but found the demands of students and workers in 1968 beyond his comprehension. Despite failing sight and general health, he continued to write books until well into his eighties. - (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 29 [pp. 35-56]



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