(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Geography and abstraction : towards an affirmative critique

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


A critique of abstraction has become one of the most important reference points for contemporary humangeography. The terms of this critique have, however, been limited by the tendency to oppose the abstract tothe lived. This paper argues that abstraction can be affirmed as a necessary element of understandings of livedworlds in the making. Doing this requires revisiting the relation between abstraction and two matters ofdisciplinary concern: experience and materiality. These matters of concern are drawn together via onetechnology of abstraction, the diagram, before an affirmative critique of abstraction for geographical thinkingis outlined in concluding.


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no6 [pp. 715-734]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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