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Towards a post-mathematical topology.

Martin, Lauren and Secor, Anna J. (2014) 'Towards a post-mathematical topology.', Progress in human geography., 38 (3). pp. 420-438.

Abstract

This paper aims to bring clarity to the term topology as it has been deployed in human geography. We summarize the insights that geographers have garnered from thinking topologically about space and power. We find that many deployments of topology both overstretch topology’s conceptual merit and limit its insights for spatial thinking. We show how topology, with its structuralist and modernist baggage, requires some theoretical reworking to be put to work by poststructuralist geographers. Our purpose is not to consolidate a specific topological approach for geographers, but to call for an ongoing consideration of what topology offers poststructuralist spatial theories.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132513508209
Publisher statement:Martin, Lauren and Secor, Anna J. (2014) 'Towards a post-mathematical topology.', Progress in human geography., 38 (3). pp. 420-438. © 2014 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Date accepted:10 November 2013
Date deposited:11 August 2017
Date of first online publication:23 October 2013
Date first made open access:11 August 2017

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