Performativity and Antagonism as Keystones for a Political Geography of Change

Schurr, Carolin (2014). Performativity and Antagonism as Keystones for a Political Geography of Change. In: Glass, Michael; Rose-Redwood, Reuben (eds.) Performativity, Politics, and the Production of Social Space. Routledge

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This chapter develops a theoretical framework for a political geography of change that takes into account the power relations and resulting hegemonies and acts of marginalization, which constitute the very spaces of politics. It contributes the ongoing discussions in political geography about the relation between politics/the political, space, and social change by showing how are spaces of politics brought into being through regulatory, citational practices and performances. The chapter explores how are hegemonic spaces of politics reproduced, constructed and contested by counter-hegemonic political practices and what kinds of spaces of politics result from politics of antagonism and what might an agonistic space of politics look like. The author argues that for realizing the potential of Butlers work for political geography, it is crucial to draw her writings in which she engages more directly with questions of social transformation, norms, politics, and democracy. The concept of performativity focuses attention on the everyday political practices that constitute the political spaces of antagonism.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Cultural Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Schurr, Carolin

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

9781136208102

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Julian Spycher

Date Deposited:

14 Sep 2018 10:18

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 03:29

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119229

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119229

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