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This paper sketches some conceptual tools by which cultural geographers might advancegeographies of architecture. It does so by thinking specifically about onearchitectural form: the modernist residential highrise, which is the ‘bigthing’ of this paper. The paper draws on recent developments in...
As a cultural period the 1960s is produced through overlapping forms of social memoryin which private and public recollections overlap. In both sound and imagery, popmusic, particularly that of the Beatles, is a principal medium of memory for theperiod. For the period from 1965, the progressive...
This paper examines the regulation of ballroom dancing in England in the first fourdecades of the 20th century. It demonstrates how various forms of dance consideredto be ‘American’, particularly the ‘shimmy’,were labelled as degenerate and threatening, and how the newly formed ImperialSociety...
In the past decade or so geographers have been arguing for more performative,practice-oriented and non-representational accounts of the ways in which peopleencounter, move through and inhabit landscapes, spaces and places. In this paper Iargue that these theoretical concerns should also prompt...
The work of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft offers a valuable opportunityto study the representation of space in literature, but while Lovecraft'sbiography provides a useful way of making sense of his horror fictions, it alsorisks obscuring the importance of his represented spaces....
This paper examines the uses of writing in early modern global trade in order toargue for the constitutive role of inscription practices in the making of the socialand spatial relations of mercantile capitalism. At the heart of this is a detailedstudy of the reform of the accounting and...
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