Giulia Montanari

Giulia Montanari
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Geography

Dr., Dipl.-Geogr.

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September 2019 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • analysing maps using the documentary method (Bohnsack)
October 2017 - December 2017
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Position
  • Fellow
November 2015 - present
Freelance
Position
  • Researcher
Education
November 2009 - December 2015
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Human Geography
October 2002 - March 2009
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Field of study
  • Social geography, cultural anthropology

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Publications (54)
Book
While the ‘spatial turn’ within the social sciences has already nurtured a broad discussion of the relation between society and space, little attention has so far been paid to the question of what we can learn about families when exploring space in its different facets. This book brings together international authors from the fields of sociology, h...
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Introductory texts in population geography are often organized using a sociological approach to demography (Barcus and Halfacree 2018:2; Newbold 2014:6). This is particularly evident in discussions on the concept of family. Both sociology and geography center concepts like marriage, divorces, births, the number of children in a household, and the c...
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Since it became obvious that the new Coronavirus would come to be dispersed worldwide, the number of cartographic materials published exploded. Archives such as the US-American Library of Congress had to deal with an enormous number of new acquisitions (Bliss 2020), while the general public is confronted on a daily basis with journalistic maps that...
Conference Paper
Since it became obvious that the new Coronavirus would come to be dispersed worldwide, the number of cartographic materials published exploded. Archives such as the US-American Library of Congress have to deal with an enormous number of new acquisitions (Bliss 2020), while the general public is confronted on a daily basis with journalistic maps tha...
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Since it became obvious that the new Coronavirus would come to be dispersed worldwide, the number of cartographic infographics that depict the spread of the disease accelerated. The general public is confronted on a daily basis with journalistic maps that illustrate the current spread of the COVID-19 disease – either on a global, national or even l...
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The visual turn in social sciences left its imprints on many disciplines. The methodologies discussed in this field are a chance to adapt analysing methods to maps, when approaching them as a visual product and medium that follows other implicit rules than photographs or paintings do (following e.g. Harley 2001). In this paper, I want to present a...
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While Tex-Mex food has been around for a very long time, over the last couple of years we can observe a growing interest in Mexican gastronomy worldwide. This has sparked a culinary tourism locally, but it even reaches out to the gentrified neighborhoods of Berlin, Paris or Kopenhagen. For this very reason, it is almost impossible to find official...
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Since the visual turn within geography took off, a good amount of data has been added to the discipline to investigate, namely in the form of images and videos. Gillian Rose‘s seminal book „Visual Methodologies“ has reached its fourth edition and helped to establish the analysis of photos and videos in geography and beyond – while at the same time...
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Desde hace unas décadas hay una escuela que se dedica a la crítica del mapa como imagen de “la” realidad, diciendo que por el contrario hay que “enfocar las maneras en que mapas y la vista cartográfica han codificado sujetos y producido identidades” (Pickles 2004). Debajo del nombre de la „cartografía crítica“ se reunen intentos que provocan mapas...
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Mit ihrer Dissertation legt Monika Streule eine Studie über Mexiko-Stadt vor, die künftige als wichtige Referenz für stadtgeographische und -ethnologische Arbeiten über die Stadt dienen dürfte. Die Autorin hätte das zentrale Thema der Urbanisierungsprozesse im Rahmen einer Qualifikationsarbeit kaum umfassender aufarbeiten können. Sie entwickelt zun...
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The aim of the following chapter is to show the link between family discourses and social milieus by exploring our communicative use of space in everyday life. Space is understood as a fundamental category that not only informs and struc- tures our everyday life knowledge but is also used in fundamentally different notions. To approach this endeavo...
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‘The modern individual is, above all else, a mobile human being’, Richard Sennett claims in his 1994 book Flesh and Stone (p. 255f.) – at that time this still meant moving from one locality to another in a rather physical sense. More than 20 years later mobility has changed and even expanded from physical means to others including the virtual and i...
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Desde hace unas décadas hay una escuela que se dedica a la crítica del mapa como imagen de “la” realidad, diciendo que por el contrario hay que focus on the ways in which mapping and the cartographic gaze have coded subjects and produced identities (“enfocar las maneras en que mapas y la vista cartográfica han codificado sujetos y producido identid...
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Materialitäten werden vielfach als verfestigende Elemente sozialer Ordnungen und Mittel der Durchsetzung von Macht diskutiert. Materielle Aspekte kommen aber gerade auch dann ins Spiel, wenn es darum geht, Ordnungen zu entgegnen und zu unterwandern. Den Bedeutungen von Materialitäten in subversiven Praktiken auf die Spur zu kommen, ist mit einigen...
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The Internet has become a vigorous political field of interactions. Many of these interchanges – confrontations as well as encounters – rely on the weight of the image as a prominent communication tool. We are now used to loads of images flowing through the Internet's digital corridors, but the mainstreaming of this phenomenon has brought about sin...
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Zusammenfassung Wohnraumverknappung, steigende Miet- und Kaufpreise sowie Diskussionen um das „Recht auf Stadt“ bilden die Kulisse für das aktuelle Interesse an der Genossenschaftsidee in deutschen Großstädten. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Frage, inwieweit genossenschaftliche Wohnmodelle dazu beitragen können, eine sozial gerechtere Wohnversorgung si...
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Diese Arbeit widmet sich der Frage, wie Menschen über ihren Familienalltag reden, und sie sich dabei Begriffen und allgemein einer Sprache bedienen, die ein Wissen darüber offenbart, in welchem Zusammenhang Raum und die Gesellschaft stehen. Auf Grundlage narrativer Gespräche mit Großeltern, die mit Hilfe der dokumentarischen Methode ausgewertet wur...
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Although historically by no means an unknown phenomenon, the social and cultural sciences are rediscovering multi-local living and residence. Research on residential multi-locality focuses especially on practices of multiple local daily life management, appropriations and their contextualisation, attachment, exchange, mobility and interactions betw...
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Societal changes, uneven spatial development and gender issues are intertwined in several ways (Massey 1994: 1ff.). Recent studies show that especially remote and economically weak regions in Europe have been affected by age- and gender-selective out-migration, leading to unbalanced sex-ratio structures with a shortage of young women (Wiest and Lei...
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Within the research field of residential multi-locality (WOOD et al. 2015), many authors refer to time geography that has always been interested in everyday life and its path across different times and places, and which is often illustrated by diagrams picturing spatial trajectories of individuals through time. It has already been pointed out that...
Conference Paper
In der Humangeographie gibt es eine lange Tradition der Unterscheidung zwischen Raum und Ort, bzw. space und place. Während space auf eine absolut gedachte Dimension rekurriert, in der sich Körper und Dinge bewegen und sich relational in Distanzen zueinander befinden, fokussiert place subjektive Bedeutungen und Konstruktionen von räumlich vermittel...
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Die Forderungen nach einer Mietpreisbremse und bezahlbarem Wohnraum stehen im Zentrum der wohnungspolitischen Diskussion von Bund, Ländern und Gemeinden. Aufgrund ihrer marktregulierenden Wirkung rücken dabei die kommunalen und genossenschaftlichen Wohnungsbestände wieder verstärkt ins Blickfeld der Politik. Aktuelle Deutschlandkarten, die auf den...
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Im Rahmen des Beitrages möchte ich zunächst die theoretischen Grundlagen, die im 19. Jahrhundert in der Gründung von Wohngenossenschaften mündeten (die z.B. bei Charles Fourier oder Robert Owen zu finden sind), skizzieren, und sie insbesondere auf ihre Vorstellung vom „Urbanen“ hin beleuchten. Dieser Beitrag soll ein Versuch sein, die Entwicklung u...
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Major trends in society like flexibilisation, blurring of boundaries between life spheres and subjectification of labour come along with new requirements in individual's everyday life. In the scientific debate it has in contrast hardly been discussed how these trends affect different levels of society beyond social strata like the creative class. R...
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Christian VON SCHEVE widmet sich in der vorliegenden Arbeit (der überarbeiteten Fassung seiner Dissertation) den Zusammenhängen von Emotionen und sozialen Strukturen. Aus soziologischer Perspektive bemüht er sich unter Berücksichtigung aktueller neuro- und kognitionswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse um Antworten auf die Frage, inwiefern Emotionen ein...

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“Maps do not depict reality but rather produce it” – that is the key assumption behind what was in the 1980ies coined critical cartography. It follows the idea that maps are not simply a representation of the real world but are a human-made artifacts that carry with them certain assumptions and certainties about the world. Understood in that way, maps are a document of the knowledge set of its producers which is expressed in a specific way of visual habitus (Bourdieu 1984). While the argument of situated social knowledge is one and again made by the work of historical geography for example, this has never turned the discipline of geography into one that sees itself as a source of map-interpreting expertise. Rather it is the expertise of map-making itself that can be found in many self-descriptions. Seeing maps as a source to be studied rather than a discipline-defining technique to produce academic knowledge, is left to sub-disciplines such as historical and critical geography. And even here, a deep and comprehensive methodological discussion on how to interpret maps on the ground of a thorough reading of visual methodologies in social sciences is still lacking. The argument made for this project is that the methods to interpret maps still lack behind those developed to interpret other materials like interviews, numbers, images etc. Methods for analyzing these materials have been developed by sociology, which has been the main source for methodology in human and social geography. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are nowadays taught in geography already at an undergraduate level, and therefore have an important influence on geographic thought. Sociological theories such as Luhmanns system theory, practice theory or Marxist approaches are only some of the thinking lines that inform academic geographers today. The visual turn in social sciences also left its imprints on the discipline, it offers in fact chance to adapt the work been done in this field to maps, by interpreting them as social and visual medium that follows other rules than photographs or paintings (Harley 2001). In this project, I want to work on a sketch of a map-interpreting methodology that is specifically compatible with a practice theory approach. For this, a methodology that is based in German sociology, the documentary method, will be the base. It is particularly useful in order to identify empirically social lifestyles and cultural contexts that inform the individual’s everyday practices. For analyzing visual material, it uses analytical tools from the art historians Erwin Panofsky and Max Imdahl in order to catch the inherent communicative logic of images and paintings. The method will be applied to maps which follows its own visual rules. The base for The case-study for this investigation will be placed in Mexico, a country that has a very specific history of map-making. Pre-hispanic maps and the military/colonial background of the first “modern” maps with a scientific habitus form the historic context of today’s map-making practices in Mexico. Nowadays, it is different institutions and people that produce cartographic visualizations for specific purposes – educational, informative, journalistic, scientific, artistic, or political. All those people and institutions communicate a specific world-view with these maps – and this is exactly what will be the object of the methodological part of the study, in order to show how a sociological methodology can be empirically used on maps.
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Im DFG-Erkenntnistransferprojekt “Gesellschaftlicher Wandel und Quartiersentwicklung” wurden folgende Fragen bearbeitet: - Welche Standortbedürfnisse haben unterschiedliche Nachfragegruppen am Wohnungsmarkt? - Wie treffen diese Gruppen ihre Wohnstandortentscheidungen? - Wie können die Standortqualitäten von Quartieren besser erfasst werden? - Wie lassen sich die Auswirkungen gesellschaftlicher Trends auf die Quartiersentwicklung abschätzen? Gesellschaftliche Veränderungen führen zu neuen Wohnbedürfnissen: Alleinerziehende und Singles, multilokales Wohnen, Doppelverdienerhaushalte und neue Hausgemeinschaften haben spezifische Ansprüche an die Ausstattung von Wohnungen und deren Standorte; auf Integration, Altersvorsorge und Nachbarschaft ausgerichtete Wohnkonzepte gewinnen an Bedeutung. Während sich einerseits neue Nachfragestrukturen auf städtischen Teilwohnungsmärkten herausbilden, führt der demografische Wandel andererseits zu einer sinkenden Wohnungsnachfrage in einigen Städten und Regionen. Anbieter auf den Wohnungsmärkten sehen sich deshalb zunehmend gezwungen, stärker zielgruppenorientiert zu agieren. Was in diesem Zusammenhang weitgehend fehlt, sind Planungsinstrumente, die neben quantitativen Aspekten auch qualitative Veränderungen der Wohnungsnachfrage im Kontext längerfristiger gesellschaftlicher Trends berücksichtigen. Das Projekt baute auf Forschungsergebnissen des Projekts Wohnstandortentscheidungen in polyzentrischen Stadtregionen auf. Ziel war es, die Forschungsresultate der Vorgängeruntersuchung für unterschiedliche Wohnungsmarktakteure nutzbar zu machen. Entsprechend der spezifischen Interessen der vier Praxispartner – einer Genossenschaft (Unitas eG), einer Kommune (Stadt Dortmund) und zweier privater Bauträger (formart GmbH & Co KG und Leipziger Stadtbau AG) – standen für die Projektpartner jeweils unterschiedliche Ziele im Vordergrund.