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Critical insurance studies: Some geographic directions


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Booth, K ORCID: 0000-0002-3102-6356 2021 , 'Critical insurance studies: Some geographic directions' , Progress in Human Geography , 03091325211036181 , doi: 10.1177/03091325211036181.

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Critical insurance studies recognises insurance as not purely actuarial and calculative. From this recognition, this theoretically informed research pays attention to the reproduction of power in insurantial discourse and practice, and possibilities for equitable change. To extend geographical contributions in this regard, I review critical insurance research and describe three intersecting foci – governmentality, materiality and spatiality. I also contribute new insights in considering insurance as co-constituting fluid and fire space – as flowing and adapting within everyday complexities, and as fiery and constituted through multiple flickering realities. These contestable multiplicities and mobilities may contribute to more equitable configurations beyond the hegemonic.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Booth, K
Keywords: critical studies, fire object, fluid object, governmentality, insurance, materiality, space
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in Human Geography
Publisher: Arnold
ISSN: 0309-1325
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/03091325211036181
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Copyright The Author(s) 2021. This article has been published in Progress in human geography

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