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How environments speak: everyday mobilities, impersonal speech, and the geographies of commentary

Bissell, David James


This paper examines commentary as a mode of speaking that has not received sufficient attention by social and cultural geographers. In contrast to a representational understanding of commentary, where commentary is the expert interpretation of an environment, this paper develops a more passive understanding of commentary where the commentator is a figure through which the affective, material forces that constitute environments become expressed. Based on qualitative fieldwork in Sydney,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Social and Cultural Geography 16.2 (2015): 146-164.
DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2014.958520


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