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Human Geography

This guide highlights the resources for Human Geography, the study of human settlements in their places.

A related definition

Homo sacer

A person who is located outside the law, whose life is deemed of no value and who may therefore be killed with impunity. Meaning ‘sacred man’ in Latin, the term originally referred to certain categories of person under Roman law. In recent years it has been elaborated by Italian political theorist Giorgio Agamben to explore the ways in which sovereign power relegates some persons to states of ‘bare life’, i.e. exposed to violence. Geographers interested in prisons, immigrant detention centres, and sites of extreme state violence have used and reflected on this concept (see Guantánamo Bay). See also biopolitics.

Rogers, A., Castree, N., & Kitchin, R. (2013). Homo sacer. In A Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 26 May. 2023

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