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Title: ‘Geography is pregnant’ and ‘geography’s milk is flowing’: metaphors for a postcolonial discipline?
Authors: Noxolo, Pat
Raghuram, Parvati
Madge, Clare
First Published: 2008
Publisher: Pion
Citation: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2008, 26 (1), pp. 146-168.
Abstract: This paper attempts to mobilise the metaphors of pregnancy and lactation to address the imperatives arising from British academic geography’s postcolonial position. We embed our argument in our readings of extracts from two consciously postcolonial fictional texts. In the first part of the paper we consider geography as a discipline that is pregnant but ‘in trouble’ to illustrate the paradoxical struggle of the discipline to be a global discipline whilst at the same time marginalising the voices and perspectives that make it global. In the second part of the paper we consider geography as a discipline whose ‘milk is flowing’ to suggest ways that the discipline can acknowledge its global interconnectedness to produce a mutually responsible academic agency.
DOI Link: 10.1068/d81j
ISSN: 0263-7758
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 2008 a Pion publication. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: Pat Noxolo, Parvati Raghuram, Clare Madge, 2008. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26 (1), pp. 146-168, 2008.
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