The spaces of outer space

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This chapter explores existing and formative scholarly work that takes a geographical approach to understanding the social, cultural, political, and environmental meanings of outer space. It applies the diverse language of geography to the spaces of outer space while considering how outer space relates to Earthly spaces. This chapter is structured around the key geographical concepts of place and landscape, mobility, and circulation. It reviews research in geography and related disciplines that conceptualises past engagements with outer space, as well as contemporary developments in space exploration, and offers new suggestions for the future of such research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge handbook of social studies of outer space
EditorsJuan Francisco Salazar, Alice Gorman
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781003280507
ISBN (Print)9781032248615
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2023


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