So many Glasgows: from ‘Personality of Place’ to ‘Positionality in Space and Time’.

McCleery, Alison (2004) So many Glasgows: from ‘Personality of Place’ to ‘Positionality in Space and Time’. Scottish Geographical Journal, 120 (1+2). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1470-2541

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This paper investigates place and positionality in the regional novel against a background of evolving trends in geographical scholarship of place and placelessness. In re-examining the representation of Glasgow in the urban regional novel, it proposes that a qualitative difference exists between rural and urban epistemologies which relates to the profoundly temporal essence of 'cityness'. Aspects of both multi-dimensionality in urban time-space and of the city as the locus for working-class oppression are reviewed in the context of a selection of urban imaginings.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1470-2541
Electronic ISSN: 1751-665X
Uncontrolled Keywords: place; positionality; identity; situated knowledges; (urban) regional novesl; Glasgow; time-space; city;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 333 Economics of land & energy
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Item ID: 2226
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008 10:41
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 10:58

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