Journal article

Visualising everyday geographies: practices of vision through travel-time

David Bissell

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

Responding to recent debates in human geography on the need to explore more complex renderings of everyday visuality, this paper explores some of the fluid relationships between everyday visuality, materiality and mobility through practices of contemporary railway travel in Britain. Based on extensive empirical research, this paper explores three different but related visual practices experienced during the course of a railway journey. First, it looks at how sublime forms of vision emerge to produce a variety of passive embodied effects. Second, it looks at how more attentive visual practices are implicated in the temporal organisation of the journey and have the capacity to activate changes..

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