Geographia Polonica (2022) vol. 95, iss. 2

The concept of agency in contemporary geographic reflection. Is it a step towards the narrative of agency of place?

Jacek Kotus

Geographia Polonica (2022) vol. 95, iss. 2, pp. 121-137 | Full text

The study addresses two current issues in social geography: the modern reflection on the topic of agency and the possibility of introducing the notion of place agency. When discussing human-environment relations, geographers more often use the terms more-than-human or non-human beings and focus on the animal andplant worlds. However, the symmetrical or mutual relationship between humans and the natural environmentcan be linked to a question arises about the wider scope of the notion of place agency and understanding the phenomenon of place as an entity acting on its own rights.

Keywords: place, agency, sense of place, conversation with place

Jacek Kotus [], Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Adam Mickiewicz University Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań, Poland