4: THEORY (Mind-Body Enfranchisement)

We are influenced not only by where we live but also by the places we visit, how much time we spend there and what we experience when we travel and who we interact with1)

is structured around a central idea of a geography of encounter, a materialist analysis of our own affective predispositions and cutting across many disciplines including geography, psychology, philosophy, art and culture and natural science. The assumption is that our complex human experiences cannot be fully understood by looking either at historical texts, or just by looking at human behaviour.

1)
Kwan, M.-P., 2013. Beyond space (as we knew it): toward temporally integrated geographies of segregation, health, and accessibility: Space–time integration in geography and GIScience. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, 1078–1086.