Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Pugh
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Island studies is a growing field of research. A relational turn has recently taken place in island studies alongside relational turns in associated fields of research, including oceanic and ship geographies (although not always in conversation with them). While all three now challenge the land-locked nature of geography and related disciplines, this paper suggests that islands, oceans and ships should not always be reductively conceptualised in isolation, because they are often bound together through complex and shifting relations and assemblages. After reviewing debates and conceptual gaps in the critical island, sea and ship literatures, the paper makes this argument by reference to an island dance performance and social institution that is not wholly of the island, the ship or sea, called the Barbados’ Landship.
Author(s): Pugh J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Social and Cultural Geography
Online publication date: 29/02/2016
Acceptance date: 14/12/2015
ISSN (print): 1464-9365
ISSN (electronic): 1470-1197
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