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Considering the role of presence and absence in space constructions: ethnography as methodology in human geography

Die Rolle von Absenz und Präsenz in Raumkonstruktionen: zu den Möglichkeiten der Ethnographie als Methodologie in der Humangeographie

Scholl, Sebastian; Lahr-Kurten, Matthias; Redepenning, Marc


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Abstract In this article, we discuss methodological issues and problems in researching relational space. We argue that despite all innovations after recent spatial turns, research on space is often still marked by what we call ‘presentism’ and ‘concretism’. Instead, we seek to show how spatial encounters today are more and more marked and shaped by different absences. Using some insights from the poststructuralist take on assemblages we argue that any spatial method to understand spatial complexity is incomplete if the role of absences in shaping spatial presences and spatial encounters is left unconsidered. Addressing ques-tions of methodology and methods we vote for the ethnographic approach which, to us, has the strongest potential to undertake spatial research sensitive to the problem of present absences, i.e. that the complexity of places is often shaped by absent spatial events.
Thesaurusschlagwörter ethnography; methodology; constructivism; zone; geography
Klassifikation Ethnologie, Kulturanthropologie, Ethnosoziologie; Forschungsarten der Sozialforschung
Methode Grundlagenforschung; Methodenentwicklung
Freie Schlagwörter absence/presence; assemblage; relational space
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2014
Seitenangabe S. 51-67
Zeitschriftentitel Historical Social Research, 39 (2014) 2
Heftthema Spatial analysis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12759/hsr.39.2014.2.51-67
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz.