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Rethinking expeditions : on critical expeditionary practice.

Leshem, Noam and Pinkerton, Alasdair (2019) 'Rethinking expeditions : on critical expeditionary practice.', Progress in human geography., 43 (3). pp. 496-514.


The expedition’s complicity in the imperial project of conquest, extraction and settlement has placed it as an object of critique, but largely discredited its significance as a valid research method in the critical social sciences. Yet dismissing the expedition merely as an imperial remnant risks ignoring more nuanced histories that bear no resemblance to myths of conquest and masculine heroics. Instead, this paper considers the expedition as a malleable practice that can be critically appropriated and manipulated in ways that retain and further the critique of violence and knowledge production, while also experimenting with creative alternatives to some of its conventions.

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Publisher statement:Leshem, Noam & Pinkerton, Alasdair (2019). Rethinking expeditions: On critical expeditionary practice. Progress in Human Geography 43(3): 496-514. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date deposited:19 June 2018
Date of first online publication:18 April 2018
Date first made open access:19 June 2018

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