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Stratford, E, PART III: Edges, Territory Beyond Terra, Rowman & Littlefield International, K Peters, P Steinberg, and E Stratford (ed), London, United Kingdom, pp. 165-167. ISBN 9781786600110 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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An "edge" can be both noun and verb. Edges may be the sharp meeting points or vertices between planes. Edges can also be lines, boundaries, or borders at which things terminate; brinks or verges; narrow surfaces of thin, flat objects. Edges can refer to sharpness - of appetite, irritation, drive, desire, or voice, for example. They can be fuzzy: their sharpness bled out like lines of ink on blotting paper, their acuity rendered vague, their meaning unsettled or complicated. Enacted, edges are qualities we may give to a project, a pitch, or a campaign; or they may be slow advances towards things - such as ships towards a coastline. Edginess may be ontological. The edges considered in the chapters that follow - bodies, boats, shores, and seabeds - are all of these and more. They highlight territory as a political technology simultaneously reproduced and challenged by individuals as they engage space's dynamic materiality.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:human geography, territory, spatiality, place, water, geopolitics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:124901
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-03-17
Last Modified:2019-04-25

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