Going in, going out, going home and away:  On transgression as spatial practice

Birgitta Frello

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Abstract

The paper discusses the ways in which meaning is attached to movement, place and the transgression of boundaries. I argue that rather than understanding movement, place and the transgression of boundaries as empirical phenomena, we should focus on how certain activities are given the status of ‘movement'; how they are given meaning and importance, by whom and with which consequences. How are the places or positions, between which movements take place, singled out as such - as something which one can move between, out of or into? How are distinctions between inside and outside designated - the distinctions which are prerequisites for moving ‘forward', ‘out' or ‘back' etc.? Considering such questions, I attempt at developing an ‘analytics of movement', which consider places and movements between places as discursively constructed phenomena, rather than simple empirical facts.

 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossroads 2006
EditorsFerda Keskin
Number of pages1
PublisherAssociation for Cultural Studies
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAssociation of Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference 2006 - Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 20 Jul 200623 Jul 2006
Conference number: 6
http://www.crossroads2006.org/index.asp (Link to conference)

Conference

ConferenceAssociation of Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference 2006
Number6
LocationIstanbul Bilgi University
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period20/07/200623/07/2006
Internet address

Keywords

  • transgression concepts
  • movement
  • place

Cite this

Frello, B. (2006). Going in, going out, going home and away:  On transgression as spatial practice. In F. Keskin (Ed.), Crossroads 2006 Association for Cultural Studies.