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Platial & Spatial Anxieties & Manias

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  • Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
  • Aeroacrophobia, Hypsiphobia, Hypsophobia: Fear of open high places.
  • Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces or of being in a crowded place.
  • Agromania: Love of open spaces.
  • Agyiomania: Abnormal interest in streets.
  • Agyrophobia, Agyiophobia: Fear of streets.
  • Altophobia: Fear of high places.
  • Astrophobia: Fear of celestial spaces.
  • Batophobia: Fear of high places or objects.
  • Catapedamania: Abnormal interest in jumping from high places.
  • Cenophobia, Kenophobia: Fear of empty space.
  • Claustrophobia: Fear of enclosed spaces.
  • Claustrophilia: Love of being confined in small places.
  • Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia: Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
  • Coimetrophobia: Fear of cemeteries.
  • Cremnophobia: Fear of precipices.
  • Domatophobia: Fear of houses, home.
  • Dromophobia: Fear of crossing roads
  • Dromomania: Longing to travel
  • Ecclesiophobia: Fear of church.
  • Ecdemomania: Abnormal interest in wandering.
  • Ecophobia: Fear of home surroundings.
  • Gephyrophobia: Fear of crossing a bridge.
  • Gephyromania: Abnormal interest in bridges.
  • Hadephobia: Fear of hell.
  • Hodophobia: Fear of road travel.
  • Hylophobia, xylophobia: Fear of forests.
  • Kenophobia: Fear of empty rooms.
  • Koinoniphobia: Fear of rooms.
  • Limnophobia: Fear of lakes.
  • Lygophobia: Fear of dark or gloomy places.
  • Oikophobia, Oecophobia, Ecophobia: Fear of home surroundings.
  • Oikomania: Abnormal interest in being at home.
  • Oikophilia: Attraction to one's home (sexual)
  • Ouranophobia: Fear of heaven.
  • Poriomania: Abnormal compulsion to wander, compulsion to travel to faraway places.
  • Potamophobia: Fear of rivers.
  • Spacephobia: Fear of outer space.
  • Stenophobia: Fear of narrow places.
  • Stygiophobia: Fear of hell.
  • Thalassophobia: Fear of the ocean.
  • Topophilia: Love of place; attachment to place
  • Topophobia: Fear of certain places; fear of performing (stage fright).
  • Uranophobia: Fear of heaven.

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General Bibliography

  1. Bondi, Liz and Davidson, Joyce. "Troubling the Place of Gender." in Kay Anderson, Mona Domosh, Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift (eds.) Handbook of Cultural Geography. London, Thousand Oaks and New Dehli: Sage, 2003: 325-343.

  2. Carter, Paul. Repressed Spaces: The Poetics of Agoraphobia. Consortium 2002.

  3. Davidson, Joyce. "…the World Was Getting Smaller’: Women, Agoraphobia and Bodily Boundaries." Area 32 1 (2000): 31-40.

  4. Davidson, Joyce. "A Phenomenology of Fear: Merleau-Ponty and Agoraphobic Life-Worlds." Sociology of Health and Illness 22:5 (2000): 640-660. See also Joan Busfield (ed.) Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health. Oxford: Blackwells, 2001: 95-114.

  5. Davidson, Joyce. Agoraphobic Geographies: An Exploration of Subjectivity and Socio-Spatial Anxiety. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Edinborough, July 2001.

  6. Davidson, Joyce. ‘Pregnant Pauses: Agoraphobic Embodiment and the Limits of (Im)Pregnability’. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 8:3 (2001): 283-297.

  7. Davidson, Joyce. "Fear and Trembling in the Mall: Women, Agoraphobia and Body Boundaries." in Isabel Dyck, Nancy Davis Lewis and Sara McLafferty (eds.) Geographies of Women’s Health. London & New York: Routledge, 2001: 213-230.

  8. Davidson, Joyce. "'Putting on a face': Sartre, Goffman, and agoraphobic anxiety in social space." Environment and Planning D-Society & Space 21:1 (February 2003): 107 - 122.

  9. Davidson, Joyce and Smith, Mick. ‘Bio-phobias / Techno-philias: Virtual Reality Exposure as Treatment for Phobias of ‘Nature’’, Sociology of Health and Illness 25:6 (2003): 644–661.

  10. Davidson, Joyce. Phobic Geographies: The Phenomenology and Spatiality of Identity. Ashgate, 2003.

  11. Doherty, Claire, ed. Claustrophobia. Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 1998.

  12. Jacobson, Kirsten. 2004. "Agoraphobia and Hypochondria as Disorders of Dwelling." International Studies in Philosophy. 36(2): 31-44.

  13. King, Peter. "The Room to Panic: An Example of Film Criticism and Housing Research." Housing, Theory and Society 2004 (21:1): 27–35.

  14. Vidler, Anthony. Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture. MIT Press, 2002.

Updated Aug. 18 2005

 

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