Morrison, C.-A., Johnston, L. & Longhurst, R. (2013). ‘It’s complicated’: Love, selves and Others – a response to Inwood. Progress in Human Geography, published online April 30, 2013.
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Addressing the question ‘does using the term “Other” in relation to geographies of love flatten out difference?’ we argue that, while it may have this potential, it can also recognize collectivity (which is not necessarily the same as uniformity) among people. Politics involves working out which differences matter, when and where. Critiquing oppositional categories such as Self/Other (also love/hate, universal/particular) may do more to prompt critical understandings of love as spatial, relational and political rather than simply throwing out the term ‘Other’.