chapter  3
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Geographers and ‘the Tropics’ Introduction: Orientalism and tropical geographies Geographies of colonial modernity From tropical to development geography (via imperialism) From ‘pious Eurocentrism’ to geographies of ‘anti-development’

The identification of the Northern temperate regions as the normal, and the tropics as altogether other – climatically, geographically and morally – became part of an enduring imaginative geography, which continues to shape the production and consumption of knowledge in the twenty-first-century world.