Holdsworth, CM and Hall, SM (2022) A grammar for non-teleological geographies: Differentiating the divergence of intention and outcomes in the everyday. Progress in Human Geography. 030913252210936 - 030913252210936. ISSN 0309-1325

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Teleology shapes the design of much geographical research through the requirement to identify outcomes. In contrast, the theoretical orientation of geographical research on the everyday promotes a relational and visceral approach to resist the teleological logic of the primacy of outcomes. With this paper, we address this tension between different orientations to the practice of geographical research. Drawing on three case studies of empirical research we propose a grammar for non-teleology to capture the divergence of intentions and outcomes. Giving rise to non-teleological narratives, we suggest, signifies a forward orientation for doing geographical research to unpick the messiness of everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-teleology, practice, ethics, everyday, consumption, volunteering, making
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 15:13
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 09:18
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10910

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