Facing geography: a new research agenda

Gillespie, K. (2022) Facing geography: a new research agenda. Progress in Human Geography, 46(1), pp. 198-214. (doi: 10.1177/03091325211050061)

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This paper offers a new disciplinary research agenda for a geography of the human face. Locating a research lacuna within the subfield of embodied geographies, the paper highlights existing interdisciplinary scholarship on the face, suggesting avenues through which geographers can both complement and advance such discussions. The overall proposal is to (re)consider the spatialities of the face via three routes: the political and biometric, the aesthetic and facial modification. The paper concludes by suggesting a disciplinary opportunity for a future facialised geography, providing valuable insight into this dynamic bodily site upon and through which the world is encountered and experienced.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillespie, Kerry
Authors: Gillespie, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Progress in Human Geography
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1477-0288
Published Online:07 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Progress in Human Geography 46(1): 198-214
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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303166Scottish Graduate School Science Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)Mary Beth KneafseyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/P000681/1SS - Academic & Student Administration