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By Dr Sullivan Rob

Geography Speaks is an research of ways geography is knowledgeable via speech act concept and performativity. beginning with a serious research of the way J.L. Austin's speech act thought probed the permeability among truth and fiction, it then assesses oppositional interpretations through John Searle and Jacques Derrida, and in doing so, it explores the fictitious features inside of clinical knowledge.

The e-book then makes a speciality of 5 key features of the geographical self-discipline and analyses them utilizing the theories of speech acts and function: the performative elements of the construction of position; speech act performances and geopolitics; acts of cartographical building as adaptations of speech act functionality; the performative features of the production of private and non-private house, and, ultimately; the historical past of the self-discipline as a series of performative acts that try and determine geography as being constitutive of this or that kind of disciplinary strategy or clinical viewpoint.

Geography Speaks is an interdisciplinary textual content with a different and transparent specialise in cultural geography whereas additionally synthesizing into geography principles germane to historiography, the philosophy of language, the historical past of technological know-how, and comparative literature.

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