Third Space

Bustin, Richard and Speake, Janet (2019) Third Space. In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 259-264. ISBN 9780081022962

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The notion of Third Space developed as part of postmodern critical spatial theory as a means to express a complex relationship between society and space. The term refers to “Other,” “in-between,” and radical spaces in which concrete, abstract, and perceptual spaces interact. The new spaces created challenge dominant power sociospatial relationships. “First,” “Second,” and “Third” Space each express “real,” “imagined,” and “lived space,” and they can be illustrated through a variety of “real” and “real and imagined” places. Instructors in secondary and postsecondary institutions have drawn on these principles to create a dynamic geography curriculum. Soja's conceptions of Thirdspace become a lens through which students can engage with urban transformation, both theoretically and in the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Hybridity; Otherness; Postmodernism/postmodernist geography; Soja; Third Space/Thirdspace; Urban geography
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Geography and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Matthew Adams
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 11:51

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