Anti-Astropolitik — outer space and the orbit of geography

  title={Anti-Astropolitik — outer space and the orbit of geography},
  author={Fraser Macdonald},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  pages={592 - 615}
  • F. Macdonald
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Geography
  • Progress in Human Geography
This paper aims to establish outer space as a mainstream concern of critical geography. More than half a century after humans first cast their instruments into orbit, contemporary human geography has been slow to explore the myriad connections that tie social life on Earth to the celestial realm. My starting point is a return to an early-modern geographical imagination that acknowledges the reciprocity between heaven and earth. Although other disciplinary engagements are discussed, this project… 

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