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the-pg-cover-2017The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 72, Issue 1 (February 2020) of The Professional Geographer is now available.

The focus of The Professional Geographer is on short articles in academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal provides a forum for new ideas and alternative viewpoints.

Each issue, the Editor chooses one article to make freely available. In this issue you can read Making the Case for Critical Q Methodology by Gretchen Sneegas for free for the next 3 months.

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Table of Contents


Defining the Historical Northeastern Forested Boundary of the Great Plains Grasslands in the United States by Brice B. Hanberry

Solar Rich and Water Poor: The Case for Solar Desalination in El Paso, Texas by William Delgado, Timothy Beach & Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

Clusters of Nonmedical Exemptions to Vaccination in Illinois K–12 Schools by Elizabeth A. Dzwonczyk

(What Geographers Should Know About) The State of U.S. and Canadian Academic Professional Associations’ Engagement with Mental Health Practices and Policies by Linda J. Peake & Kim England

Un Proceso Muy Vagabundo: The Use of Visual Research Methods to Explore Intergenerational Political Behavior by Jennifer Porter

Ventures into Viral Cartography: Waffle House, Educational Attainment, and the Social Life of Maps by Jerry Shannon & Kyle E. Walker

Free Access: Making the Case for Critical Q Methodology by Gretchen Sneegas

Traces: Philosophy, Interpretation, and Method in Postqualitative Human Geography by Coleman A. Allums

Articles (continued)

How Does Castells’s The Rise of the Network Society Contribute to Research in Human Geography? A Citation Content and Context Analysis by Feng Zhen, Jia Tang & Xia Wang

Open Access: From Microtoponyms to Landscape Using Semantics, Location, and Topography: The Case of Wald, Holz, Riet, and Moos in St. Gallen, Switzerland by Julia Villette & Ross S. Purves

Identifying and Analyzing the Dominant Languages in Small Island Developing States by Bimal Kanti Paul

Courtroom Ethnography: Researching the Intersection of Law, Space, and Everyday Practices by Jayme Walenta

A Geosystem Perspective in Landscape Archaeology Studies: Ancestors’ Occupations in Ilhéus, Brazil by Kaique Brito Silva & Raul Reis Amorim

A Typology of U.S. Shrinking Cities by Michael Ribant & Xuwei Chen

(Dis)connecting Colombo: Situating the Megapolis in Postwar Sri Lanka by Kanchana N. Ruwanpura, Benjamin Brown & Loritta Chan