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Cultural Topology
Cultural topology

Despite the increasing number of texts that allude to a topographical character of their method, their theories or the entities they construct (power, the self and so on), they are not forthcoming on topology itself. Few introductions to topology exist outside of mathematical texts. Those in social sciences tend to take topology as a metaphor (see the critique of Inkpen et al., 2007) without mathematical roots – while describing it as a method). This has the effect of blurring not only the meaning of the term but also the work of disciplines and authors to whom it is applied. This trend can be observed in major interdisciplinary journals such as Theory, Culture & Society. For example, despite the topological aspects of his ...

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