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

Birgitta Frello

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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 languageDanish
Title of host publicationCrossroads 2006
PublisherAssociation for Cultural Studies
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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