Postmodern Geographies The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory

ISBN-10: 1844676692
ISBN-13: 9781844676699
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Edward W. Soja
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Description: Written by one of America's foremost geographers, Postmodern Geographies contests the tendency, still dominant in most social science, to reduce human geography to a reflective mirror, or, as Marx called it, an "unnecessary complication." Beginning  More...

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List price: $21.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 1/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Written by one of America's foremost geographers, Postmodern Geographies contests the tendency, still dominant in most social science, to reduce human geography to a reflective mirror, or, as Marx called it, an "unnecessary complication." Beginning with a powerful critique of historicism and its constraining effects on the geographical imagination, Edward Soja builds on the work of Foucault, Berger, Giddens, Berman, Jameson and, above all, Henri Lefebvre, to argue for a historical and geographical materialism, a radical rethinking of the dialectics of space, time and social being. Soja charts the respatialization of social theory from the still unfolding encounter between Western Marxism and modern geography, through the current debates on the emergence of a postfordist regime of "flexible accumulation." The postmodern geography of Los Angeles, exposed in a provocative pair of essays, serves as a model in his account of the contemporary struggle for control over the social production of space.

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