Metageography can refer to:
  • the idea that mapping the world as a whole is always subjective and never objective;
  • the core concept
    The word concept is used in ordinary language as well as in almost all academic disciplines. Particularly in philosophy, psychology and cognitive sciences the term is much used and much discussed. WordNet defines concept: "conception, construct ". However, the meaning of the term concept is much...

     of Martin W. Lewis' and Kären E. Wigen's 1997 published postmodern work The myth of continent
    A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are : Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.Plate tectonics is...

    s : a critique of metageography
    . which analyzes metageographical constructs such as "East", "West", "Europe", "Asia", "North" or "South";
"Lewis and Wigen's concern is metageography, which they define as "the set of spatial structures through which people order their knowledge of the world" [...]. Geographies are thus much more than just the ways in which societies are stretched across the earth's surface. They also include the contested, arbitrary, power-laden, and often inconsistent ways in which those structures are represented epistemologically."

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