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Scales, Lines and Minor Geographies: Whither King Island?


Bradshaw, MB and Williams, S, Scales, Lines and Minor Geographies: Whither King Island?, Australian Geographical Studies, 37, (3) pp. 248-267. ISSN 0004-9190 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8470.00082


These are exciting times for geographers, with stimulating possibilities being offered to the discipline by various bodies of poststructural, especially deleuzian, theory. There is, however, a dearth of empirical studies utilising these opportunities, particularly in Australian geography. King Island, located in Bass Strait, is used in this article to broach some theoretical potentials. First, we introduce deleuzian theory. Second, we view King Island through three geographic representations and respective mappings. Third, we discuss the implications of lived practices, which constitute various (major and minor) geographies on and of King Island, for existing perspectives on spatial relations and linear flows between local and global scales. Lastly, we explore some recent treatments of space inflected through the work of Deleuze and Guattari, consolidating some spatial concepts and relations gleaned from King Island's cartographic moments and movements.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Human geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
UTAS Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
ID Code:16445
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-15

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