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  • Maps and Journeys: an Ethnomethodological Investigation 

    Brown, Barry; Laurier, Eric (University of Toronto Press, 2005)
    The notion of the ‘cognitive map’ has long been central to studies of maps, wayfinding and navigation. In this paper we provide an alternate approach to what are often mistakenly taken to be private mental processes which ...
  • The modern touch: interior design and modernisation in post-independence Singapore 

    Jacobs, Jane M; Cairns, S. (2007-06-01)
    The authors take as their focus the advice on interior design and decoration that Singapore's Housing Development Board (HDB) distributed to residents as part of its programme of universal housing provision. Through a ...
  • Neighbouring as an occasioned activity : "Finding a lost cat" 

    Laurier, Eric; Whyte, Angus; Buckner, Kathy (Sage, 2002)
    To illustrate the decline in a strong sense of community the characteristics of suburban living are often cited by social and cultural commentators. Spatially dispersed, lifeless during the daytime due to commuting, an ...
  • Of poles, pressmen, and the newspaper public: reporting the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902–1904 

    Keighren, Innes M (Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 2005)
    Between 1902 and 1904, the Scots naturalist William Speirs Bruce (1867-1921) led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition on a voyage of oceanographical discovery. Unlike other British expeditions undertaken during the ...
  • A parcel of muddling muckworms’: revisiting Habermas and the Early Modern English coffee-houses 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2007)
    In the context of a research project concerned with contemporary cafés, one in which coffee-shops have loomed large, it has been appropriate to revisit Habermas’s famous 1962/1989 work on the transformation of the ‘public ...
  • Possible geographies: a passing encounter in a café 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Blackwell Publishing, 2006)
    The rise of non-representational theory in human geography has prompted searching questions about how researchers might 'represent' what they encounter in their fieldwork. A central problem is that we reach an insurmountable ...
  • Putting the Dog Back in the Park: Animal and Human Mind-in-Action 

    Laurier, Eric; Maze, Ramia; Lundin, Johan (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2006)
    In this article we use actual instances of human conduct with animals to reflect on the debates about animal agency in human activities. Where much of psychology, philosophy, and sociology begin with a fundamental ...
  • The region in the boot: mobilising lone subjects and multiple objects 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Pion Ltd, 2003)
    Company regions are forms of space busy with the sorting and distributing of objects from one location to another.We argue here, in sympathy with actor-network theory and nonrepresentational theory, that space is formulated ...
  • A Response to Simplifying Complexity 

    Reitsma, Femke (Pergamon Press/ Elsevier, 2003)
    In a recent issue of Geoforum, Steven Manson (2001)presented a timely review of Complexity Theory in order to orient the unversed reader in a framework of Complexity Theory’s key concepts. Manson begins with an overview ...
  • Rotating maps and readers: praxiological aspects of alignment and orientation 

    Laurier, Eric; Brown, Barry (Blackwell Publishing, 2008)
    A longstanding topic in our notions of what geographic knowledge could be is the mental map, or, in its most recent form, mental spatial representations. In this paper we draw upon ethnomethodological critiques of cognition, ...
  • Scale in object and process ontologies 

    Reitsma, Femke; Bittner, Thomas (Springer, 2003)
    Scale is of great importance to the analysis of real world phenomena, be they enduring objects or perduring processes. This paper presents a new perspective on the concept of scale by considering it within two complementary ...
  • Searching for 2D Spatial Network Holes 

    Reitsma, Femke; Engel, Shane (Springer, 2004)
    Research involving different forms of networks, such as internet networks, social networks, and cellular networks, has increasingly become an important field of study. From this work, a variety of different scaling laws ...
  • Searching for a parking space 

    Laurier, Eric (French Association for Cognitive Research, 2005)
    If you drive a car, it’s a classic problem on the busy city streets, the search for a parking space. Merely driving in the inner city is a challenging and frustrating affair because it is full of one way streets, dead ...
  • The spectacular showing: Houdini and the wonder of ethnomethodology 

    Laurier, Eric (Springer, 2004)
    This essay is about Houdini’s escapes and ethnomethodology’s studies.1 By accomplishing what appears to be impossible, Houdini leaves his audience considering not only how did he manage to do that, but also just what is ...
  • Why people say where they are during mobile phone calls 

    Laurier, Eric (Pion Ltd, 2001)
    An often-noticed feature of mobile phone calls is some form of 'geographical' locating after a greeting has been made. The author uses some singular instances of mobile phone conversations to provide an answer as to why ...
  • X-morphising: review essay of Bruno Latour's Aramis, or the Love of Technology 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Pion Ltd, 1999)
    An extended review is presented of Bruno Latour's book Aramis, or the Love of Technology (Harvard University Press,. 1996). Attention is paid to the textual. style and strategies.in the book, and also to how it fits in ...