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Social Construction of the Ocean

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ISBN-10: 0521010578

ISBN-13: 9780521010573

Edition: 2001

Authors: Philip E. Steinberg, Thomas Biersteker, Chris Brown, Phil Cerny, Joseph Grieco

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Steinberg presents a history of the uses, regulations and representation of the world-ocean, from approximately 1450 through the present. This history is told through a 'territorial political economy' lens, borrowing from world-systems theory, economic-geographic studies of the spatiality of capitalism, political-geographic work on the history of territoriality, and post-structural work on social conflict in the production of space. Just as the modern era has been characterized by a conflicting set of dynamic and contested spatiality on land, so has it been characterized by a conflicting set of spatial functions at sea. Evidence is marshaled from legal texts, literary and artistic…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: from Davy Jones��� locker to the Foot Locker: the case of the floating Nikes
The social construction of ocean-space
Ocean-space in non-modern societies
Ocean-space and merchant capitalism
Ocean-space and industrial capitalism
Ocean-space and postmodern capitalism
Beyond postmodern capitalism, beyond ocean-space