M Schoonderbeek

Peer-reviewed Article

Year:

2013

Marc Schoonderbeek

Author(s):

The contribution spatial analysis should nowadays attempt to make to an understanding

of the effects of power on space is precisely located in incorporating

this understanding of the border. Without such a model, one will only

remain to speculate about the properties of the border. It will, in other words,

remain discourse only, rather then discursive production operating towards understanding.

It is therefore crucial that the workings of power, and its spatial

implementations and implications, are studied in precise detail. In this respect,

the objectives for the field of spatial analysis, as described by Foucault, have to

consider mechanisms of power in order to identify what is specific about them

at a given moment. Borders are moments of demarcation not only in order to

allow separation and differentiation. They also allow a space of encounter to

emerge as well.

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