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Critical insurance studies: Some geographic directions


Booth, K, Critical insurance studies: Some geographic directions, Progress in Human Geography pp. 03091325211036181. ISSN 0309-1325 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/03091325211036181


Critical insurance studies recognises insurance as not purely actuarial and calculative. From this recognition, this theoretically informed research pays attention to the reproduction of power in insurantial discourse and practice, and possibilities for equitable change. To extend geographical contributions in this regard, I review critical insurance research and describe three intersecting foci governmentality, materiality and spatiality. I also contribute new insights in considering insurance as co-constituting fluid and fire space as flowing and adapting within everyday complexities, and as fiery and constituted through multiple flickering realities. These contestable multiplicities and mobilities may contribute to more equitable configurations beyond the hegemonic.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:critical studies, fire object, fluid object, governmentality, insurance, materiality, space
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Booth, K (Dr Kate Booth)
ID Code:146042
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP170100096)
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2021-08-19
Last Modified:2021-09-01
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