Human Geography

Geographies of Disorientation by Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg

By Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg

Spatial disorientation is of key relevance to our globalized global, eliciting advanced questions about our courting with expertise and the final ultimate vestiges of our animal nature. seen extra widely, disorientation is a profoundly geographical subject matter that issues our courting with house, areas, the physique, feelings, and time, in addition to being a robust and regularly routine metaphor in paintings, philosophy, and literature.



Using a number of views, lenses, methodological instruments, and scales, Geographies of Disorientation addresses questions corresponding to: How can we orient ourselves? What are the cognitive and cultural tools that we use to maneuver via house? Why can we wander off? Two main threads run during the e-book: getting misplaced as a convention, explored inside of a post-phenomenological framework on the subject of direct and oblique remark, wayfinding performances, and a number of the equipment and instruments used to discover our place in house; and disorientation as a metaphor for the modern period, utilized in a extensive diversity of contexts to specific the trouble of discovering issues of reference on the earth we are living in.


Drawing on quite a lot of literature, Geographies of Disorientation is a hugely unique and intruiging learn so as to be of curiosity to students of human geography, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, cognitive technology, info expertise, and the communique sciences.

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