movements preventing cross-movement cooperation ( Rose 2000 )—little attention has been paid to the spatial conditions under which alliance formation flourishes or withers, and this is despite William Sewell's assumption that the built environment shapes
Controlling Protest Spaces and Coalition-Building during the Iranian December 2017 Protests
Neoliberalism, Crisis, and Transformative Experience in the Syntagma Square Occupation in Greece
individual behavior, but rather as the product of the social relationality of crisis, spatiality, and subjectivity. Conceiving of transformative experience as a dialectical process produced by the relationality of crises, subjectivity, and spatiality allows
Protest and Voting in East Germany’s Revolution, 1989-1990
much detail. 2 This article aims to shed light on this relationship. It does so through a statistical examination of the spatial patterns of contentious action and electoral results. Which places protested more and which voted for cdu ’s agenda of
spatial politics by outlining the function and significance of the concept of the palimpsest. Although a number of critics have tackled the concept no one to date has read the play within a context that conflates Michel de Certeau’s and Henri Lefebvre
Assessing the Impacts of Biology and Navigational Experience
Mariah G. Schug
In the 1970s, psychologists Ruth and Robert Munroe were conducting cognitive tests with Logoli children in western Kenya. They happened to notice that, on tasks related to spatial reasoning, boys tended to outperform girls. They also noted that boys
completely lacking social organization. But these theoretical extremes are not relevant to actually existing organizations such a protest camps. These are always spatial to some extent, as much as most spaces of humans will somewhat be organized. In this
A Reconsideration of the Concept of Space and Its Role in the Early Modern Period
This exploratory essay seeks to unravel the inherent contradictions between two fundamental trends in contemporary historiography: the “spatial turn” on the one hand, and the “linguistic turn” on the other hand. The “spatial turn,” it argues, turned “space's” status as a category of analysis into an accepted dogma. Under these circumstances, one often overlooks the fact that “space,” like all concepts, can also be problematic and at times even misleading. By looking at several examples from and about the intellectual world of early modern Europe, the article demonstrates how the use of space as a category of analysis encounters two fundamental challenges. First, the problem of the absence of the word “space” itself from important early modern texts (“shrinkage”); and second, the overuse of the term “space” in translations and analysis of early modern intellectual works (“contamination”).
Daniel T. Levin and Caryn Wang
Levin and Simons (2000) argued that perceptual experience in film and the real world share a deep similarity in that both rely on inferences that visual properties are stable across views. This article argues that the perception and representation of visual space also reveal deep commonalities between film and the real world. The article reviews psychological research on visual space that suggests that we not only attend to similar spatial cues both in film and in nonmediated settings, but also that the rules for combining and selecting among these cues are similar. In exploring these links, it becomes clear that there is a bidirectional relationship between cognitive psychology and film editing that allows each to provide important insights about the other.
Friedrich Ratzel’s Impact on German Education from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich
man’s spread across and use of the earth one must have a firm grasp of spatial relations and the struggle for space. According to Ratzel’s world view, the expansion of mankind and its work across the earth’s surface bears all the traits of a moving
Mapping Science, Technology, and Medicine in and around Late Imperial China
The project “Individual Itineraries and the Circulation of Scientific and Technical Knowledge in China (16th–20th Centuries)” has shed light on the impact of individuals’ geographic mobility on the spatial dynamics of knowledge in late imperial China, where the bureaucratic system dictated a specific pattern of mobility for the elites. The question was also studied for other socioprofessional groups—craftsmen and medical doctors—and for the actors of the globalization of knowledge—Christian missionaries, colonial doctors, and the Chinese students. The studies conducted shed light on a variety of places, social milieus, fields of knowledge, and on the conditions of travel of technical knowledge—including sericulture, water conservancy, medicine, natural history, and statistics—against the background of the expertise such as classical scholarship—the dominant body of knowledge, sanctioned by imperial examination—circulated among the elite.