If a key element of the book has been that of mobility, then the spaces that are engineered to allow that mobility are a core interest. And so this chapter has an interest in setting out some of the geographies that relate to ports. It begins with a discussion of ‘surface geographies’, with a particular interest in the ways in which the apparently flat and lifeless maps of global cities are actually inter-related through practices of circumnavigation. An important task is to consider the spatial ontologies of ports, especially in terms of how they modulate the speed of globalization, and organize the surficial crossing of the globe. At first sight, this may have a maritime allusion, but it ...
Circumferential and Surface Geographies