More-than-Representational Political Geographies
Agnew, J., Mamadouh, V., Secor, A. and J. Sharp (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Geography. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, 2015, Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 25 May 2014 Last revised: 30 Sep 2014
Date Written: April 18, 2014
This chapter reviews what it means for political geography to become more than representational. After setting out the key propositions of the more-than-representational agenda, it focuses on three major themes and their significance for political geography: affects and emotions, socio-material assemblages and the methodological implications of presenting/presencing more-than representational research. It concludes with four central questions to orient further research: 1) What is the politics of the more-than-representational? 2) How are the representational and the more-than-representational tied together? 3) How do we move from the micro to the macro? 4) How can we do justice to the vitality of matter?
Keywords: affects, emotions, bodies, embodiment, materials, assemblages, practices, socio-material networks, performativity, non-representational theory (NRT)
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