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Geogr. Helv., 72, 475-482, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-475-2017
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20 Dec 2017
Geographien sozialer Krisen/Krisen sozialer Geographien
Simon Runkel1 and Jonathan Everts2 1Geographisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
2Geographisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Abstract. This short paper provides the initial provocation for a themed issue that emerges from a conference on the topic of geographies of social crises/crises of social geographies. The article calls for a (re)consideration of the “social question” in the 21st century. We call for social geographers to engage with the historical dynamics of places and milieus to understand novel class societies and the violence that underpins social inequalities. The article makes a case for an empirically saturated social geography. We believe this provides a useful programme which helps to understand current phenomena of political, social and economic crises.

Citation: Runkel, S. and Everts, J.: Geographien sozialer Krisen/Krisen sozialer Geographien, Geogr. Helv., 72, 475-482, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-475-2017, 2017.
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This short paper provides the initial provocation for a themed issue that emerges from a conference on the topic of geographies of social crises/crises of social geographies. We call for social geographers to engage with the historical and current dynamics of places and milieus to understand novel class societies and the violence that underpins social inequalities.
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