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dc.contributor.author Merriman, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T15:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T15:52:26Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Merriman , P 2004 , ' Driving places - Marc Auge, non-places, and the geographies of England's M1 motorway ' Theory, Culture and Society , vol 21 , no. 4-5 , pp. 145-167 . , 10.1177/0263276404046065 en
dc.identifier.issn 1460-3616
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95940
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1654
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1654
dc.description Merriman, Peter, (2004) 'Driving places - Marc Auge, non-places, and the geographies of England's M1 motorway', Theory, Culture and Society 21(4-5) pp.145-167 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract In this article I provide a critical account of the ‘placing’ of England’s M1 motorway. I start by critiquing Marc Augé’s anthropological writings on ‘non-places’ which have provided a common point of reference for academics discussing spaces of travel, consumption and exchange in the contemporary world. I argue that Augé’s ethnology of supermodernity results in a rather partial account of these sites, that he overstates the novelty of contemporary experiences of these spaces, and that he fails to acknowledge the heterogeneity and materiality of the social networks bound up with the production of non-places/places. I suggest that, rather than focusing on the presences and absences associated with the polarities of place and non-place, academics should examine the multiple, partial, dynamic and relational ‘placings’ which arise through the diverse performances and movements associated with travel, consumption and exchange. I then trace the topologies of England’s M1 motorway, examining some of the different ways in which the motorway has been assembled, performed and placed over the past 45 years. en
dc.format.extent 23 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theory, Culture and Society en
dc.title Driving places - Marc Auge, non-places, and the geographies of England's M1 motorway en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276404046065
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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