Economic geography under postcolonial scrutiny

Jane Pollard*, Cheryl McEwan, Nina Laurie, Alison Stenning

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    Abstract

    Because the economy is not found as an empirical object among other worldly things, in order for it to be 'seen' by the human perceptual apparatus it has to undergo a process, crucial for science, of representational mapping. This is doubling, but with a difference; the map shifts the point of view so that viewers can see the whole as if from the outside, in a way that allows them, from a specific position inside, to find their bearings. (Buck-Morss 1995, 440).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-142
    Number of pages6
    JournalTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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