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    Editorial Mobility and Stillness: Duties of Care in Irish Geography


    Foley, Ronan (2015) Editorial Mobility and Stillness: Duties of Care in Irish Geography. Irish Geography, 48 (1). pp. 3-5. ISSN 0075-0778

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    Abstract

    In recent years, there has been a mobilities turn in the many branches of contemporary geographical study. This is especially the case in human geographies, where relational theoretical visions currently hold sway. From Massey to Deleuze, fluidities of form, landscape, space, identity, performance, memory, economy and politics are identified as key processes in uncovering how places and spaces are constantly being made and remade. In physical and environmental geographies, recent research suggests that mobilities in and of the physical landscape remain at the core of recent research. For every slowly-eroding granite outcrop, there are rapid movements of coastlines, climates and previously stable geomorphic environments. Yet all forms of movement in place and space are countered by moments of rest, of stillness, recognising that sometimes the more we change the more we stay the same. There are new technologies, new generations of scholars, and new ways of thinking, seeing and doing, where in a hybrid world, the vision of geographers, who by their instincts are multi-disciplinary, increasingly matter. But at heart, the fundamental spatial instincts of geographers remain the same, to describe, understand, represent, explain and challenge the spaces and places around us.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mobility; Stillness; Duties of Care; Irish Geography;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8752
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2014/igj.v48i1.521
    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Foley
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 14:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Geography
    Publisher: Geographical Society of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
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