The grounding of geographical analysis in the concrete world of actual physical (Jackson (2004) TIBG29, 2); ‘the way that the “material” and the “social” intertwine and interact material in all manner of promiscuous combinations’ (Bakker and Bridge (2006) PHG30, 1). Kearnes (2003) Soc. Cult. Geog. 4, 2 takes issue with the rematerialists, particularly with Jackson's assumption that matter is a universally undifferentiated conditionality. He argues, instead, that social and cultural geography must account for the ‘wayward expressiveness of matter’.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.