A different kind of difference: Knowledge, politics and being Antipodean

Katharine McKinnon

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Abstract

This commentary explores the implications of identifying an Antipodean economic geography distinct from an apparent Anglo-American hegemony. I explore Wray et al.'s (2013) proposal that there is a different kind of 'edginess' to the work produced by those on the underside of the world. Using an example from fieldwork in the highlands of northern Thailand, I suggest that identifying with perspectives of the so-called periphery, and striving to see those perspectives as, in fact, central is a crucial part of critical knowledge production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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