Dwelling

Jones, O (2019) 'Dwelling.' In: Kobayashi, A, ed. International encyclopaedia of human geography, 2nd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 399-405. ISBN 9780081022955

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10173-8

Abstract

The concept of dwelling was initially developed by the 20th-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger; it was a component of his later work in which he explored how humans live on the Earth, in place and landscape, in relation to mortality, deities, and bodily and cultural relations with objects and processes. As a spatial philosophy, about the construct of everyday life in place and time, it was taken up by some strands of human geography and related subjects in the 1960s. The concept was developed in the 1990s by the anthropologist Tim Ingold, who added the related the term “taskscape,” a landscape made by, and of, habitual everyday practice. Such later versions of dwelling continued to influence geographers, not least in the cultural turn, and those seeking to continue to explore geographies of place, landscape, home, and environment. The concept of dwelling has been folded into nonrepresentational theory and questions of relational agency, performativity, and the “material turn.” Dwelling is now used in many subdisciplinary areas of geography including geographies of mobilities, home, displacement, tourism, childhood, human–animal interactions, and also those considering the environmental crisis and responses to it.

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