Spatial Turns

Spatial Turns

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The phrase a€œspatial turnsa€ signals the growing importance of space as an analytical as well as representational category for culture. The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns, spatiality, and the theoretical implications of both in the context of German culture, history, and theory. Migrating from fields like geography, urban studies, and architecture, the new centrality of space has transformed social-science fields as diverse as sociology, philosophy, and psychology. In cultural studies, productive analyses of space increasingly cut across the studies of literature, film, popular culture, and the visual arts.Spatial Turns brings together essays that apply a spatial analysis to German literature and other media and engages with specifically German theorizations of space by such figures as Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin.The volume is organized in four sections: a€œMapping Spacesa€ addresses cartography in all forms and in its intersection with culture; a€œSpaces of the Urbana€ takes up one of the key sites of spatial studies, the city; a€œSpaces of Encountera€ considers how Germany has become a contact zone for multiple ethnicities; and a€œVisualized Spacesa€ concerns the theorization of space in film and new media studies.Jennifer Marston William Mapping a Human Geography: Spatiality in Uwe Johnsona#39;s Mutmassungen A¼ber Jakob ... This essay outlines how Johnson relates the changed geography of Cold-War Europe to the altered mental states andanbsp;...

Title:Spatial Turns
Author:Jaimey Fisher, Barbara Caroline Mennel
Publisher:Rodopi - 2010-01-01


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