A discussion piece I wrote for Dialogues in Human Geography came out over the weekend. It’s useful to flag up here because the topic under discussion is the practice of academic blogging, and comes from a paper by some of the academics who write on the Ireland After NAMA blog. Dialogues in HG is also on a free trial period at the moment, so I think it should be available to those without a subscription.
I’ve not had a chance to read the other responses properly yet, but it looks like there are some interesting questions raised about the nature of ‘public’ geography, and the politics of knowledge circulation to link to only two.
This isn’t a type of writing I’ve really experimented with too much before, but its been a good experience, and it’s now interesting to see how others responded to the original paper, as well as seeing the response of the authors to the various commentaries. I like the idea of Dialogues as a journal, based on discussion of ideas and debate at the point of initial publication, and it’s nice that a journal like that has the space to exist. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of responses the ‘dialogue’ gets over time too.