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Cultural geography II : the force of representations.

Anderson, B. (2019) 'Cultural geography II : the force of representations.', Progress in human geography., 43 (6). pp. 1120-1132.


Cultural geography is once again concerned with representations. In this report I focus on how, in the wake of various non-representational theories, recent work stays with what texts, images, words, and other representations do. I argue that this work is animated by a concern with the force of representations: their capacities to affect and effect, to make a difference. Accompanying this orientation to questions of force is a shift in the unit of analysis to ‘representations-in-relation’ and a multiplication of the modes of analysis through which cultural geography is performed, including the emergence of reparative and descriptive modes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Cultural Geography, Images, Non-Representational Theory, Representation, Texts.
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Publisher statement:Anderson, B. (2019). Cultural Geography II: The Force of Representations. Progress in Human Geography 43(6): 1120-1132. © 2018 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date deposited:13 June 2018
Date of first online publication:21 March 2018
Date first made open access:13 June 2018

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