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Singularity. A manifesto for incomparable geographies

Jazeel, T; (2019) Singularity. A manifesto for incomparable geographies. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography , 40 (1) pp. 5-21. 10.1111/sjtg.12265. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper is a methodological response to the challenge of decolonizing geographical knowledge. It mobilizes post‐ and de‐colonial critiques of geographical knowledge production and conceptual work, suggesting how such work unwittingly disfigures the precise contours of the places and socio‐spatial formations on which geographers work, drawing them into implicit and reductive forms of comparison. Drawing on research and sources from South Asia, the paper moves instead toward more uncertain engagements with, and dispositions to, the production of geographical knowledge; ones attuned to the poetics of planetary difference. The paper speculates on five intellectual and methodological resources, or tactics, aimed toward producing geographical scholarship attuned to the tableaux of heterogeneous and incomparable singularities at large across the world: theory and reading; friction and fragments; translation/untranslatability; abiding by; and poetics.

Type: Article
Title: Singularity. A manifesto for incomparable geographies
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12265
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12265
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Singularity, Comparison, Decolonial, Friction, Fragment, Translation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10059967
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