Space Matters: The Power and Practice of Space
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 39–56, February 2003
How to Cite
Shome, R. (2003), Space Matters: The Power and Practice of Space. Communication Theory, 13: 39–56. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2885.2003.tb00281.x
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
This article argues for the importance of a spatial perspective in critical communication studies. It suggests that a focus on spatial relations of power enables scholars of communication and culture to understand and theorize the complex ways in which identities are being reproduced in our current moment of globalization. The article suggests that, instead of theorizing cultural power only through the category of identity, we need to adopt a spatial perspective on power that may better enable us to theorize various relations of identity and culture.