Geographies of Touch/Touched by Geography

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dc.contributor.author Straughan, Elizabeth R.
dc.contributor.author Dixon, Deborah P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T16:27:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T16:27:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-01
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
dc.identifier.issn 1749-8198
dc.identifier.other PURE: 153616
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5931
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5931
dc.description Dixon DP, Straughan ER.(2010). Geographies of Touch/Touched by Geography. Geography Compass, 4(5),449-459. en
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
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Geography Compass en
dc.title Geographies of Touch/Touched by Geography en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00299.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution New Political Geographies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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