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Toward a Poetics of Air: Sequencing and Surfacing Breath

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This paper develops the concept of a poetics of air: a notion borrowed from cultural anthropology that denotes an awareness of the simultaneous material, affective and aesthetic impressions of air and atmosphere. While there is a rich and growing body of work on atmospheric geopolitics and aeromobility, much less attention has been given to the affective and aesthetic dimensions of being in and witnessing air and atmosphere. This paper uses the sensory, affective and aesthetic experience of e...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
St Hilda's
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Author
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
430–444
Publication date:
2015-06-25
Acceptance date:
2015-01-18
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EISSN:
1475-5661
ISSN:
0020-2754

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