The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how Geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on Geographical Orientations, Geography’s Venues, and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of ‘geography.' The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought.

Subaltern Space

Subaltern space


Although geographers have seldom used the expression, over the last 20 years ‘subaltern space’ has become an important site of critical engagement within their discipline and key to the way questions of geography have been taken up in the humanities and social sciences. In fine, subaltern space pertains to issues of subordination and oppression, and their relation to questions of voice, agency, representation, situated knowledge and imagined community. However, this site eludes simple definition, in part because the formative theorist of the subaltern, the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci, provided only a fragmentary account of the term (and bequeathed it a prolific and pliable critical afterlife – see Brennan 2001; Green 2002), now because there is a huge and complex literature on the ...

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