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Volume 73, issue 1
Geogr. Helv., 73, 95-107, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-95-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Geographie als Geisteswissenschaft – Geographie in den...

Geogr. Helv., 73, 95-107, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-95-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Standard article 26 Feb 2018

Standard article | 26 Feb 2018

Lebenswelt, Leiblichkeit und Resonanz: Eine raumphänomenologisch-rekonstruktive Perspektive auf Geographien der Alltäglichkeit

Thomas Dörfler1 and Eberhard Rothfuß2 Thomas Dörfler and Eberhard Rothfuß
  • 1Institut für Geographische Geowissenschaften, Fachrichtung Anthropogeographie, Malteserstrasse 74–100, 12249 Berlin, Germany
  • 2Geographisches Institut, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätstrasse 30, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany

Abstract. This article aims to explore the potential of Alfred Schütz' sociological phenomenology for spatial phenomena and its integration into human geography. Although the influence and productivity of phenomenology in general could contribute significantly to shed light on spatial phenomena of the life-world, such as a progressive sense of place (Massey, 1993), transnationalities (Pries, 2001), socio-spatial atmospheres (Hasse, 2017), “home” and encounters (Seamon, 1979, 2014), enforced life(s) in refugee camps and others, it has never become a major strand of contemporary (German speaking) human geography. According to Hasse (2017) phenomenology has even remained almost absent in geographical research. In contrast to this proposition, the analytically endorsed and empirically examined theorems of phenomenology have recently been challenged by “post-phenomenology” and “non-representational theory”. These approaches raise – though both argumentatively and empirically unproven – their voice against pretended limitations of “classical” phenomenology in arguing with “imagined” limits of meaning and understanding. Irrespective of these developments, we would like to refer to the analytical and methodological stringency of approaches that arise from the rich tradition of phenomenology and emphasize their still largely untapped potential for human geography by suggesting a “Leib”-based approach rooted in reconstructive methodologies to analyse the various spatial phenomena of the life-world.

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This article aims to explore the potential of Schütz' sociological phenomenology for spatial phenomena and its integration into human geography. Although the influence and productivity of phenomenology in general could contribute significantly to shed light on spatial phenomena of the life-world, such as a progressive sense of place, transnationalities, socio-spatial atmospheres, home and encounters, it has never become a major strand of contemporary (German speaking) human geography.
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