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Where is the subject? Geographical imaginations and spatializing subjectivity

Pile, Steve (2008). Where is the subject? Geographical imaginations and spatializing subjectivity. Subjectivity, 23(1) pp. 206–216.

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Abstract

In this paper, I describe some of the key geographical imaginations that geographers have used to explore subjectivity. These imaginations are "territories and boundaries", "subject positions", "spatial practices", "between me and you" and "outside in/inside out". Each of these has something to offer any analysis of subjectivity. However, they should not be seen as being mutually exclusive or competing versions of the subject, but rather as mutually informative of ways of mapping the subject. I conclude on the importance of experimenting with geographical imaginations to create new understandings of subjectivity – especially when it is no longer possible to presume the "where" of the subject.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1755-6341
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12920
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 05:41
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 03:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12920
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