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A more than relational geography?

Allen, John (2012). A more than relational geography? Dialogues in Human Geography, 2(2) pp. 190–193.

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Anderson et al.’s (2012) attempt to put assemblage thinking onto a firmer ontological footing is to be welcomed. Whether their spaced-out ontology is postrelational, however, is more open to question. The shadow of realism looms large over their account and poses the question as to what kinds of entities make and are made through relations. In this respect, I argue that a more than relational geography may be the more appropriate ontology to think through the basis of assemblage thinking. If so, the kind of realism that comes into play may be of surprise to some geographers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2102 The Author
ISSN: 2043-8214
Keywords: entanglements; realism; relationality; topology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 38641
Depositing User: John Allen
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 14:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:45
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