Figures demonstrate the significance of space/spatiality to subjective formation, social change and social formation. They expose the social character of space and the spatiality of the social (Simmel 1908). They are specific manifestations of the broader spatial formations, imaginative geographies, and ideas of place that give their spatiality meaning. Through the Tag Index, Bodies and Structures uses figures as a method for drawing specific historical and conceptual connections across modules, times, and places. Specific historical figures, such as "Chinese as invasive," can be points of entry for analyzing imaginative geographies, spatialities, and place in particular historical moments. More broadly defined figures, such as "stranger," allow for the analysis of spatial subjectivities across time and place.