(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Preemption contested : suspect spaces and preventability in the July 7 inquest

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE GOEDE M. (1) ;
(1) University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS


This paper analyses the spatio-temporal work conducted in and through the Coroner's Inquest in London, with a specific focus on its preventability evidence. This case provides a rich archive in which the potentialities for intervention and preemption, and concomitant questions of suspect spaces, are engaged, debated, accepted and rejected. It argues that the Inquest rendered July 7 2005 from a fast a familiar framing as anticipated catastrophe, into a ‘matter of concern’ in the sense discussed by Bruno Latour. It also considers the ambiguous nature of the Inquest, and the way in which it both opened space for public debate and alternative conceptions of futurity; and closed down such space by accepting and normalising notions of networked threat


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39 [pp. 48-57]

Collation : fig. tabl., cartes



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