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Area studies after poststructuralism

Gibson, Katherine; Graham, Julie


In this paper we address the question of 'what next after poststructuralism' through a reassessment of area studies. In a narrative of our own involvement with place-oriented research and institutions, we examine the traditional position of area studies in geography and anthropology and its reevaluation by poststructuralist scholars in a number of disciplines. We argue that both prestructuralist and poststructuralist treatments of areas are oriented by a narrative of capitalist development; at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and Planning A
DOI: 10.1068/a3652


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