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So many Glasgows: from ‘Personality of Place’ to ‘Positionality in Space and Time’.

  This paper investigates place and positionality in the regional novel against a background of evolving trends in geographical scholarship of place and placelessness. In re-examining the representation of Glasgow in the urban regional novel, it proposes that a qualitative difference exists between rural and urban epistemologies which relates to the profoundly temporal essence of 'cityness'. Aspects of both multi-dimensionality in urban time-space and of the city as the locus for working-class oppression are reviewed in the context of a selection of urban imaginings.

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    01 June 2004

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    Taylor & Francis

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    333 Economics of land & energy


McCleery, A. (2004). So many Glasgows: from ‘Personality of Place’ to ‘Positionality in Space and Time’. Scottish Geographical Journal. 120, 3-18. doi:10.1080/00369220418737189. ISSN 1470-2541



place; positionality; identity; situated knowledges; (urban) regional novesl; Glasgow; time-space; city;

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