Thoughts on today’s time-geography

The past few weeks have been hectic with the AAG conference during term time, among others. So I have not kept up as much with writing as I liked to, but the next set of posts will be about my activities and experiences during the AAG annual conference.

This first post will focus on my short presentation on today’s time-geography during a panel session organised by Shih-Lung Shaw and Dan Sui. My key point was that much time-geographic research is more driven by concerns about data and measurement than by (what I would consider) ‘prudent’ use of Haegerstrand’s full array of time-geographical concepts. To elaborate this argument I drew on the Aristotelian notion of phronesis as reintroduced in contemporary social-scientific thinking by Bent Flyvbjerg (and Hans-Georg Gadamer and other philosophers previously). The full text of my talk is available as a pdf file at this link:

Time geography panel session AAG 2012

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