Geography Meets Gendlin

An Exploration of Disciplinary Potential through Artistic Practice

Authors: Banfield, Janet

  • Presents a uniquely detailed and sustained geographical engagement with the work of Eugene Gendlin
  • Argues for the potential of Gendlin’s philosophy and methodology to reinvigorate non-representational geography
  • Integrates interdisciplinary approaches from geography, philosophy, and psychology 
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This book makes a timely and engaging contribution to geography’s resurgent interest in art and artistic practice, as well as to growing geographical concerns with embodied or pre-reflective experience. It introduces Eugene Gendlin’s philosophical and methodological work to stimulate geographical thinking and practice, and explores its disciplinary potential through innovative practice-based research into artistic spatial experience. Gendlin’s philosophy and techniques for articulating the pre-reflective are explained and illustrated using artists’ accounts of their practices, both retrospectively and during their practice. The geographical implementation of research methods informed by those techniques is detailed and critiqued. Diverse and potentially contradictory findings, and potentially problematic methodological choices, are discussed, accounted for, and reframed through Gendlin’s ideas. Significant geographical potential within Gendlin’s work—philosophical, conceptual and methodological—is identified and described, and avenues and challenges for further investigation are highlighted. This first step towards a Gendlin-informed geography invites further engagement with his work.  

About the authors

Janet Banfield is a lecturer in human geography at Hertford College, Oxford University, UK. With publications in both geography (Cultural Geographies) and psychology (Journal of Phenomenological Psychology), Janet’s research integrates interdisciplinary understandings and practices. Her research focuses on the generation of space and identity during cultural practices, and on methodological innovation within this field. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography Meets Gendlin
Book Subtitle
An Exploration of Disciplinary Potential through Artistic Practice
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60440-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60440-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60439-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 149
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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