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dc.contributor.author Elizabeth R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Deborah P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T16:27:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T16:27:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00299.x en_US
dc.identifier.citation Straughan , E R & Dixon , D P 2010 , ' Geographies of Touch/Touched by Geography ' Geography Compass , vol 4 , no. 5 , pp. 449-459 . , 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00299.x , 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00299.x en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 153616 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5931 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5931
dc.description.abstract Considerable attention within geography has been paid to the physiologies, knowledges and practices that give substance and import to the senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch – and the manner in which these work alone, or in concert, to facilitate particular forms of relations between and amongst people, other life forms and objects. This article takes stock of the manner in which touch has entered into these debates and in particular of recent efforts to place touch, touching and being touched within non-essentialist, human geographic analyses. In doing so it draws attention, first, to studies that have used ‘non’ or ‘more than’ representational theory to emphasise the role of pathic, or precognitive, experiences of place in the production of proximal forms of knowledge and second, to work that explores the inter-play between the ‘interior’ psychologies of intimacy and indifference, acceptance and alienation (i.e. feelings of being in/losing/being out of touch) and the ‘exterior,’ corporeal work of texture and friction, push and feel. We conclude by calling for more critical attention to the work of touch in constructing scaled geographies and the recognition of legal and jurisdictional geographies in determining where, when and how touching takes place, the designation of touching as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and the imposition of penalties in response to touch. en_US
dc.format.extent 11 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Geography Compass en_US
dc.title Geographies of Touch/Touched by Geography en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.pbl New Political Geographies en_US


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