Scales and Networks: Part II

John Paul Jones, Sallie A. Marston, Keith Woodward

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6 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781405189897
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • Butler, 1990-critical encounters with scales and networks, instituting the very performativity which they seek to discipline
  • Cartographic designation, McMaster and Sheppard-geographical area, its spatial extent or "scale" and resolution or "granularity" of data collected
  • Critical spatial theory-launched against structural processes
  • Network concept, shaping geographers' spatial imaginaries-studies focused on dynamism and complexity of society-space relations
  • Networks, pervasive as scale-offering descriptions of spatialities of global institutions and actors
  • Networks, unlike discussions of scale-within a truncated field populated by geographers
  • Orientations toward networks-cross-disciplinary popularity of actor-network theory (ANT)
  • Scale, varied meanings in geography-distinctions drawn, being merely definitional
  • Scales and networks, concepts-rather than concrete spatialities
  • Scales and networks, geographic scales and networks-one's point of view, actual things existing in the real world, or concepts to study geographic phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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