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Emotional geographies of enthusiasm: belonging to the Telecommunications Heritage Group

Geoghegan, H. (2013) Emotional geographies of enthusiasm: belonging to the Telecommunications Heritage Group. Area, 45 (1). pp. 40-46. ISSN 1475-4762

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01128.x

Abstract/Summary

Enthusiasm has long been associated with notions of impassioned mood, intensity of feeling and passionate dedication. Despite this burgeoning field of ‘enthusiastic geographies’, the conceptualisation of enthusiasm has until now remained largely untouched by geographers. This article develops recent work on emotional geographies in order to shed light on the emergence, experience and spatial implications of enthusiasm in group settings. It draws upon interview material with members of the UK’s Telecommunications Heritage Group in order to examine enthusiasm as an emotional affiliation. It is argued in this article that enthusiasm influences passions, performances and actions in space, revealing the mutual ‘closeness’, exclusivity of knowledgeability and sociability among participants.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Human Environments
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:34224
Publisher:Wiley

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