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Abstract

This article explores the multiple dimensions of the property of flexibility in society and space, going beyond the industrial location and labour relations domains where it has traditionally received the greatest amount of attention. I argue that tendencies of ‘flexibilization’ can be observed in a much wider range of domains, from households to architectural formations. While claiming that these dynamics are mutually interconnected and contingent, I also advance the argument that there is a need for a critical understanding of flexibility within human geography, one that would recognize and examine the inherent multiplicity and diversity of this concept.