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Terry McGee

Terence Gary McGee, usually called Terry McGee (born January 1936 in Cambridge, New Zealand) is an urban geographer and social scientist.

Key themes

McGees' major academic work has mainly been in the following areas:

  • the geography of Southeast Asian cities
  • the informal economy in developing countries;
  • systems of food distribution in developing countries' cities;
  • the emeregence of extended metropolitan regions.
  • rural-urban migration[1]

Key publications

His major publications include:

  • (1967) The Southeast Asian city: a social geography of the primate cities of Southeast Asia, London, Bell
  • (1971) The Urbanization Process in the Third World, T. G. McGee. G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., London
  • (1985) Theatres of Accumulation: Studies in Asian and Latin American Urbanization, together with Warwick Armstrong, London: Methuen

Academic career

McGee has been for many years the Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. He has also served as President of The Canadian Association of Geographers.



Other sources

  • Institute of Asian Research
  • Kelly, P.F. (editor) (2007): Essays in Honour of T.G. McGee. Asia Pacific Viewpoint.

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