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Explorations in relational and archipelagic islands studies


Grydehoj, A and Pugh, J and Nadarajah, Y and Stephens, M and Stratford, E, Explorations in relational and archipelagic islands studies, 16th ISISA Islands of the World Conference 2018: Abstracts, 10-14 June 2018, Leeuwarden-Terschelling, The Netherlands, pp. 7. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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  • Adam Grydehøj (Editor of Island Studies Journal)
  • Jonathan Pugh (Newcastle University)
  • Yaso Nadarajah (RMIT University)
  • Michelle Stephens (Rutgers University)
  • Elaine Stratford (University of Tasmania)

Over the past few decades a growing number of island scholars have in different ways emphasised the relational characteristics of islands. For some, this has turned into an interest in archipelagic relations, a deeper engagement with oceans, networks, routes and roots, the aquapelago, assemblages and movements. For others, it has foregrounded how islands themselves are brought about through relation, how connections and disconnections – material and immaterial – create the island. These debates can increasingly be found in the pages of leading island journals such as ‘Shima’ and ‘Island Studies Journal’. We find a wide range studies – of the Anthropocene, the Americas, sacred spaces, and international development, as just some examples – all drawing upon relational and archipelagic turns developed by island scholars. In this discussion between Adam Grydehøj (Editor of Island Studies Journal), Jonathan Pugh (Newcastle University), Yaso Nadarajah (RMIT University), and Michelle Stephens (Rutgers University), we explore where we have got to in such debates and where we might go. Following short presentations, the panellists will discuss with one another and guide discussion with the audience members

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:islands, archipelagos, cultural geography, political geography, relational theories
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:126841
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-06-27
Last Modified:2021-02-10

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