Critical geographies of love as spatial, relational and political
Morrison, C.-A., Johnston, L. & Longhurst, R. (2012). Critical geographies of love as spatial, relational and political. Progress in Human Geography, 37(4), 505-521.
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Geographers to date have resisted writing about feelings, affects, places and spaces of love. It is timely to put love on the geographical agenda. We begin by addressing the question ‘what does love do?’, and we review the work of geographers who have been thinking about love via a number of different theoretical lenses. We then argue for a consideration of love as spatial, relational and political. We prompt geographers to think critically about love in its entire multisensory, lived, embodied, felt and contradictory guises. Finally, the work of Ahmed, Sedgwick and Berlant is useful for furthering geographers’ insights on love