2011
DOI: 10.1177/0268580910388964
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Space, social theory and peripheral imagination: Brazilian intellectual history and de-colonial debates

Abstract: The spatial turn is a much discussed theme in social theory. However, it is still based on a Eurocentric perspective that excludes other forms of reflection about space. In this article the author addresses the spatial turn from a perspective with a basis in Brazilian intellectual history, so as to argue that the Brazilian case presents a classical tradition of geographical thinking that provides a different framework for global spatial imagination. The author looks to de-colonial critiques in order to analyse… Show more

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“…Coronil, 1996; Porto Gonçalves, 2006). For instance, João Marcelo Ehlert Maia diagnoses ‘a cognitive crisis concerning the city as a spatial framework for understanding Latin American territories’ (2011: 402). The above-outlined effort to destabilise the persistent methodological cityism resonates strongly with this approach.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Coronil, 1996; Porto Gonçalves, 2006). For instance, João Marcelo Ehlert Maia diagnoses ‘a cognitive crisis concerning the city as a spatial framework for understanding Latin American territories’ (2011: 402). The above-outlined effort to destabilise the persistent methodological cityism resonates strongly with this approach.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%