Type: Article
Title: Towards a post-foundational geography: Spaces of negativity, contingency, and antagonism
Authors: Landau-Donnelly, Friederike
Pohl, Lucas 
Issue Date: Aug-2023
Keywords: political ontology; post-foundationalism; spatial theory; negativity; contingency; antagonism
The relation between politics, ontology, and space remains one of the most contested concerns in human geography, often leading to a dismissal of ontology in favor of the politicization of space. In contrast, this article mobilizes post-foundationalism to propose a political ontology of space. After reviewing geographers’ engagements with politics, post-politics and the political, the article demonstrates how a post-foundational geography radically uproots geographic understandings of political and socio-spatial realities. Grounded upon parameters of negativity, contingency, and antagonism, the article equips geographers to grapple with the crumbling foundations of an uncertain present, and unknown futures.
Subject Class (DDC): 300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
HCU-Faculty: Geschichte und Theorie der Stadt 
Journal or Series Name: Progress in Human Geography 
Volume: 47
Issue: 4
Start page: 481
End page: 499
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0309-1325
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/03091325231156928
URN (Citation Link): urn:nbn:de:gbv:1373-repos-11499
Directlink: https://repos.hcu-hamburg.de/handle/hcu/896
Language: English
Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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