Re-reading Geography of World Affairs by John P. Cole

Giovanna Giulia Zavettieri


The section that is shown below is taken from a book written in 1959 by the geographer John Peter Cole. Author of more than 25 volumes of geography, in Geography of World Affairs Cole proceeds to a meticulous and sophisticated analysis of international political issues, supported by corroborating maps, graphs and statistical tables. The book is very useful not only to have a clear and complete idea of the global international relations after the Second World War, but also to understand how the perception of the world has changed over time. However, this article is not intended to be a clear and complete analysis of the topics that will be briefly discussed, but to provide a number of comments on some examples of the perception of certain themes that depend on crystallized stereotypes in the collective imaginary of our time.


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