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Department of Geography

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Publication details for Professor Ben Anderson

Anderson, B. Cultural Geography 1: Intensities and Forms of Power. Progress in Human Geography. 2017;41:501-511.

Author(s) from Durham


In the first of three reviews I focus on how cultural geography is exploring modes and forms of power in relation to various contemporary conditions, including research on precaritization, dispossession, the state, and anti-black violence. A common concern in this work is with how power relations and effects are lived as part of the composition of experience. I demonstrate how this emphasis on experience manifests in attention to the specificities of modes of power and their intensities (how the effects of power come to form and are present/absent) and forms (how power relations are arranged into specific shapes or patterns).