Materiality, subjectification, and government: the geographies of Britain's Motorway Code

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dc.contributor.author Merriman, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T15:46:10Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T15:46:10Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Merriman , P 2005 , ' Materiality, subjectification, and government: the geographies of Britain's Motorway Code ' Environment and Planning D: Society and Space , vol 23 , no. 2 , pp. 235-250 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7758
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95898
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1651
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1651
dc.description Merriman, Peter, (2005) 'Materiality, subjectification, and government: the geographies of Britain's Motorway Code', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 23(2) pp.235-250 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract In this paper I provide a critical discussion of Foucault's work on government and governmentality. I argue that geographers have tended to overlook the ways in which practices of self-government and subjectification are performed in relation to programmes of government, and suggest that they should examine the technical devices which are embedded in networks of government. Drawing upon these observations I suggest how geographers might proceed, tracing the geographies of a specific artefact: the British government's 1958 Motorway Code. I examine how the code was designed to serve as a technology of government that could shape the conduct of fairly mobile and distant subjects, enabling them to govern their conduct and the movements of their vehicles. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Environment and Planning D: Society and Space en
dc.title Materiality, subjectification, and government: the geographies of Britain's Motorway Code en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d362t
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Cultural and Historical Geography en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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