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Postmodern Geographies

Author : Edward W. Soja
ISBN : 0860919366
Genre : Science
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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.

Engendering An Avant Garde

Author : Leah Modigliani
ISBN : 9781526126733
Genre : Art
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Engendering an avant-garde is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists' creation of 'defeatured landscapes' between 1968-71 to their cinematographic photographs of the late 1970s and the backlash against such work by other artists in the late 1980s. It is the first study to provide a structural account for why the group remains all-male. It accomplishes this by demonstrating that the importation of a European discourse of avant-garde activity, which assumed masculine social privilege and public activity, effectively excluded women artists from membership.

Radical Thinkers

Author : Verso Books
ISBN : 1844676781
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This shrinkwrapped set contains twelve Verso Radical Thinkers volumes at a discounted price: Machiavelli and Us by Louis Althusser Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein Passwords by Jean Baudrillard The Panopticon Writings by Jeremy Bentham Comments on the Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes) by Hal Foster Critique of Economic Reason by Andre Gorz Brecht and Method by Fredric Jameson The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde by Peter Osborne Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory by Edward W. Soja Freudian Slip: Psychoanalysis and Textual Criticism by Sebastiano Timpanaro Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau, and Judith Butler

Key Thinkers On Space And Place

Author : Phil Hubbard
ISBN : 1446259722
Genre : Social Science
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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

My Los Angeles

Author : Edward W. Soja
ISBN : 9780520957633
Genre : Social Science
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At once informative and entertaining, inspiring and challenging, My Los Angeles provides a deep understanding of urban development and change over the past forty years in Los Angeles and other city regions of the world. Once the least dense American metropolis, Los Angeles is now the country’s densest urbanized area and one of the most culturally heterogeneous cities in the world. Soja takes us through this urban metamorphosis, analyzing urban restructuring, deindustrialization and reindustrialization, the globalization of capital and labor, and the formation of an information-intensive New Economy. By examining his own evolving interpretations of Los Angeles and the debates on the so-called Los Angeles School of urban studies, Soja argues that a radical shift is taking place in the nature of the urbanization process, from the familiar metropolitan model to regional urbanization. By looking at such concepts as new regionalism, the spatial turn, the end of the metropolis era, the urbanization of suburbia, the global spread of industrial urbanism, and the transformative urban-industrialization of China, Soja offers a unique and remarkable perspective on critical urban and regional studies.

Radical Philosophy

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ISBN : UCSD:31822039155049
Genre : Philosophy
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Environment Planning A

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ISBN : UOM:39015058781777
Genre : Regional Planning
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Acta Universitatis Carolinae

Author : Univerzita Karlova
ISBN : IND:30000075052344
Genre : Geography
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Applied Geography For The Entrepreneurial University

Author : Antoine Bailly
ISBN : UCSC:32106019850996
Genre : Education
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Encyclopedia Of Urban Studies

Author : Ray Hutchison
ISBN : PSU:000068307660
Genre : Social Science
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Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.

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