La geografía rural en España (1940-2020)de la marcada influencia francesa a una creciente diversidad temática y metodológica

  1. Rubén C. Lois-González 1
  2. Juan Ignacio Plaza-Gutiérrez 2
  3. José Mª. Gómez-Espín 3
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Murcia

    Universidad de Murcia

    Murcia, España


La geografía española actual. Estado de la cuestión: aportación española al congreso de la UGI. París 2022. El tiempo de los geógrafos

Publisher: Madrid : Comité Español de la Unión Geográfica Internacional, 2022

ISBN: 978-84-124962-4-6

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 203-228

Congress: Unión Geográfica Internacional. Comité Español. Congreso (35. 2022. París)

Type: Conference paper


Rural Geography is presented as the branch of the discipline with the greatest historical tradition in Spain. Its development was due to the enormous influence of the French School, of Vidalian origin, in our country and to the need that the geographers of the first Franco regime had to define a neutral profile, markedly academic in regional and landscape studies. I cough this up in the face of attempts to exploit geography by the authoritarian regime of the time. For decades, practically until 1980s, most of the geographical theses presented in Spain included rural content. Since that decade, the development of urban, geomorphological, geoeconomic or tourism studies, among others, has turned Rural Geography into another branch of our discipline. This has allowed it to evolve towards greater methodological and thematic diversity, update its contents and gradually detach itself from the French hegemony when it comes to undertaking its investigations.