Proprioception and The Body.

Proprioception and The Body.

In the Farman piece, a section that really stood out to me was the section of proprioception, although seemingly minor, I stayed on this point for a while, thinking of ways this could be understood.…

Weekly Post: Farman and Thrift

Weekly Post: Farman and Thrift

1. I’m curious about the ways in which locational positionality gets lost in Chapter 4. Thrift’s phenomenological description of driving certainly fits an urban experience, but doesn’t speak to driving in rural environments, where in…

Week 3: Thrift & Farman

Week 3: Thrift & Farman

1) Thrift’s “bare life” makes me think of the concept buen vivir (the good life) that has been coined by indigenous movements in Bolivia and Ecuador. Both concepts share certain similarities. For example, for Thrift…

Farman and Thrift Response

Farman and Thrift Response

1. I was really struck by Dr. Farman’s discussion of Stone’s work on phone sex, which he opens up to include the (maybe?) more modern phenomenon of sexting. While I agree that phone sex, sexting,…

Weekly Posts: Farman and Thrift

Weekly Posts: Farman and Thrift

1) Last week several of us commented on the connections being made in the readings about the relationship between movement and space, and from that assumptions about people with physical disabilities’ relation to space.  This…

Weekly Post 2: The Production of Space

Weekly Post 2: The Production of Space

On page 19 of the Farman reading, it is stated that one can not imagine a body without space. I won’t dispute that. What I wonder, though, is if people can or do conceptualize themselves…

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Books for Review / Places to Publish

Below is a list of recent books (published since 2009 or 2010) related to our course’s topics. Beneath this list, you’ll find a list of journals that accept book reviews on these topics.

  • Blum,

The Production of Space

The Production of Space

1. Lefebvre gives as one of the implications of the creation of social space that “(physical) natural space is disappearing” (30). Does this mean that natural space is the raw material for the production of…

Week 2 The Production of Space

Week 2 The Production of Space

Definitions:

a. Space: is freedom to move. It is always in direction relationship to place

b. Place: “calm centered of established values” which means that meaning is inscribed into space through experiences

 

Questions:

1.…

The Production of Space

The Production of Space

Definitions:

Space: that which we create in and around us by virtue of our bodily presence.

Place: those specific spaces to which we are affectively and physically attached, bound, or oriented toward.

Identity: our lived…

Weekly Posts: Lefebvre, Tuan, Simonsen

Weekly Posts: Lefebvre, Tuan, Simonsen

1) Like Cassy, Tuan’s description of the constricted space of the “bedridden” and old gave me pause, and made me wonder what type of body is imagined to exist within these spaces.  What is assumed…

Week Two: Lefebvre, Simonsen, and Tuan

Week Two: Lefebvre, Simonsen, and Tuan

 

 

“A tool or machine enlarges a person’s world when he feels it to be a direct extension of his corporeal powers,” asserts Tuan. He then identifies mechanical modes of transportation as such extensions…

Questions week 2: Lefevbre, Tuan, Simonsen

Questions week 2: Lefevbre, Tuan, Simonsen

1) To say that I felt a certain sense of (possibly unintentional) ableism running through the work is an understatement as Tuan is very focused on physical space. Tuan notes that, “an infant is unfree,…

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Weekly Post: Lefebvre, Simonsen, Tuan

A lot of the questions that occurred for me came from relating the text to my own interests, so they’re entirely focused on online space.

1. Tuan connects interpretations of environment to culture and experiences…

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Weekly Post: Lefebvre

1) As I read, I wonder how Lefebvre’s analysis of social and spatial space would change in the context of the digital era. Let’s think, for example, of the current social networks and websites (blogs,…