The geographical gaze. Towards a history of science of Geography's scopic regimes

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Michel B
Journal: Geographische Zeitschrift
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 101
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 20-35
ISSN: 0016-7479


Abstract


It is commonplace within the discipline to regard Geography as a visual discipline. Nonetheless it often remains unclear that this means and how it relates to questions of communicating or constructing geographical knowledge. This article tries to focus on Geography's scopic regimes, i. e. historical and disciplinary modes of seeing, showing and describing, from the perspective of a history of science. Visuality, it is claimed, is closely linked to disciplinary paradigms and theories. Making things visible is a key moment of scientific practices and rationalities. Focusing on the Landschafts paradigm, aerial photography and early contributions to the Quantitative Revolution, this article illustrates how it might be fruitful to read paradigms in Geography through the lenses of its scopic regimes.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Michel, Boris Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)


How to cite

APA:
Michel, B. (2014). The geographical gaze. Towards a history of science of Geography's scopic regimes. Geographische Zeitschrift, 101(1), 20-35.

MLA:
Michel, Boris. "The geographical gaze. Towards a history of science of Geography's scopic regimes." Geographische Zeitschrift 101.1 (2014): 20-35.

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