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Grounding theories of place and globalisation
journal contributionposted on 2014-10-23, 10:58 authored by Marco AntonsichMarco Antonsich
In the 1990s, under the perception of increasing transformations brought about by globalization, scholars started investigating what happened to the notion of place. Among others, the views of Manuel Castells, Robert Sack, and Doreen Massey contributed to construct an opposition between a parochial, bounded, and reactionary notion of place versus a global, unbounded, and relation one. This latter view, under the label of ‘progressive sense of place’, has since become a dominant paradigm in geography. The present article aims to ground these theoretical arguments in relation to how people understand place today. Qualitative empirical information collected in four different regional contexts in Western Europe confirms the discursive existence of the above opposition. Yet, it also challenges the ways in which notions of thickness/thinness and bounded-ness/unbounded-ness relate to the regressive or progressive character of place.
- Social Sciences
- Geography and Environment
Published inTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Pages331 - 345
CitationANTONSICH, M., 2011. Grounding theories of place and globalisation. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 102 (3), pp.331-345.
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd (Article © The Author / Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie © 2010 Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG)
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NotesThis is the submitted version of the article, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9663.2010.00614.x