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Imaginative geographies. Derek Gregory. Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T. IZ2, Canada. Just as none of us is. From his first book, Ideology, Science and Human Geography (), Gregory has been one of the most erudite voices arguing for the importance of critical. Geographical Imaginations is at once a profound and penetrating reading of geography as a discipline and a discourse, and also an imaginative and sustained.

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Kamelia Tamjidi is currently reading it Mar 01, When American forces arrived in Vietnam, they found themselves embedded in historic village and frontier spaces already shaped by many past conflicts. So, counterinsurgency started in the s — well, it started long before then, but it kind of crystallized with Western powers in the s imaginatilns 60s in Algeria, and Indochina before then, and in Vietnam for the Americans.

At a time of permanent emergency, humanitarian disasters function as sites for trialling and anticipating the modes of social automation and remote management necessary to govern the precarity that increasingly embraces us all.

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Geographical Imaginations

David Sibley Chapter Connecting Precarity Chapter Ten: Along with the strategic concerns of officialdom, the archives may also give voice to alternative political desires and ambitions, revealed through moments of contestation and resistance.


Women and Geography Study Group Chapter Feminism and Geography David Harvey Chapter Retrieved 20 March But then eventually, when this way of thinking comes back to the United States through different forms of pacification of the masses.

CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people. Its focus is on understanding the ways in which social life is variously embedded in place, space and landscape. Instilling Remoteness Chapter Eight: It builds on the success of the Conference on Violence, Space, and the Political.

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American bases and bombing targets followed spatial and political logics influenced by the footprints of past wars in central Vietnam. Political pushback involves the recreation of autonomy via the repoliticization of ground and place through their imbrications with history, culture, and the life that should be lived.

Anthony marked it as to-read Oct 05, Cinema is a key site at which questions about our highly mediated experience of war can be addressed or, more significantly, elided. Content included in this database can be viewed, analysed and downloaded. The archive is a site of silence as much as a site of statement.

Conclusion — Automating Precarity Share this: Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape Doreen Massey View all chapters View fewer chapters. He explains it like this:. It reflects how the popular discourses found in the media and in political circles indicate a continued Orientalism and colonialism.


Its focus is on understanding the ways in which social life is variously embedded in place, space and landscape. Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraqpublished in Reema marked it as to-read Sep 08, Santosh marked it as to-read Nov 21, Rather than protect against disasters, we are encouraged to accept them as necessary for strengthening resilience.

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Logics of Dislocation Justo rated it really liked it Feb 15, Conflict, Power and Politics in the City He contends that connectivity embodies teographical forms of behavioural incorporation, cognitive subordination and automated management that are themselves inseparable from the emergence of precarity as a global phenomenon.

Deftly argued and illustrated throughout with pointed examples, Geographical Imaginations is both a lucid critique of contemporary social theory and a fundamental contribution to the understanding of social life and its intrinsic spatiality.

Want to Read saving…. The Capitalist Imperative Denis Cosgrove Chapter The result is an intimate portrait of the human aspect of remote air warfare in the twenty-first century.