Book Chapter

Affect

D Dixon, ER Straughan

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography | Wiley Blackwell | Published : 2013

Abstract

As with all manner of key concepts, affect has been used to underpin a wealth of geographic analysis and writing whilst eluding precision, in terms of a circumscribed definition, and specificity, in terms of what it appropriately illuminates. Of interest to geographers is how affect can help to reanimate the disciplinary imagination with regard to such longstanding concerns as site, topology, and territory. In explicitly methodological terms, an emphasis upon affect requires the abandoning of pre-given categories, such as class, gender, and so on, that project rather than discover difference. Such a methodology also requires the abandoning of pre-given spatial analytics, such as scale, that ..

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