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Envisioning the Archipelago


Stratford, E and Baldacchino, G and McMahon, E and Farbotko, C and Harwood, A, Envisioning the Archipelago, Island Studies Journal, 6, (2) pp. 113-130. ISSN 1715-2593 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Certain limitations arise from the persistent consideration of two common relations of islands in the humanities and social sciences: land and sea, and island and continent/mainland. What remains largely absent or silent are ways of being, knowing and doing—ontologies, epistemologies and methods—that illuminate island spaces as inter-related, mutually constituted and co-constructed: as island and island. Therefore, this paper seeks to map out and justify a research agenda proposing a robust and comprehensive exploration of this third and comparatively neglected nexus of relations. In advancing these aims, the paper’s goal is to (re)inscribe the theoretical, metaphorical, real and empirical power and potential of the archipelago: of seas studded with islands; island chains; relations that may embrace equivalence, mutual relation and difference in signification.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:archipelago, assemblages, constellations, island relations, island studies,
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)
UTAS Author:Harwood, A (Dr Andrew Harwood)
ID Code:73990
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:145
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-11-04
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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