The library as heterotopia: Michel Foucault and the experience of library space

  title={The library as heterotopia: Michel Foucault and the experience of library space},
  author={Gary P. Radford and Marie L. Radford and Jessica Lingel},
  journal={J. Documentation},
Purpose – Using Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopia as a guide, the purpose of this paper is to explore the implications of considering the library as place, and specifically as a place that has the “curious property of being in relation with all the other sites, but in such a way as to suspect, neutralize, or invent the set of relations that they happen to designate, mirror, or reflect” (Foucault, 1986a, p. 24). Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws upon a range of literary… Expand

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