Representations are of social, political, and cultural concern - cutting across all the sub-disciplines of Human Geography. How we understand and make sense of representations relate to social and cultural norms, and in many cases our lives depend on having this awareness. This chapter traces how Human Geography has approached representation. It situates this within the social sciences as a whole and connects it to broader philosophical shifts. We journey from how representations were seemingly taken at face value prior to the 1970s, explain the ‘crisis of representation’, and end on some more recent work in cultural geography that has sought to enliven how representations are understood and approached.
|Title of host publication||Concise Encyclopedia of Human Geography.|
|Editors||Demeritt David, Loretta Lees|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- crisis of representation
- cultural turn