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Postmodern geographies : the reassertion of space in critical social theory

Author: Edward W Soja
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1989.
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Soja
ISBN: 0860912256 9780860912255 0860919366 9780860919360
OCLC Number: 18190662
Description: 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. History: geography: modernity ---
2. Spatializations: Marxist geography and critical social theory ---
3. The socio-spatial dialect ---
4. Urban and regional debates: the first round ---
5. Reassertions: towards a spatialized ontology ---
6. Spatializations: a critique of the Giddensian Version ---
7. The historical geography of urban and regional restructuring ---
8. It all comes together in Los Angeles ---
9. Taking Los Angeles apart: towards a postmodern geography.
Responsibility: Edward W. Soja.

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One of the most challenging and stimulating books ever written.A" David Harvey

 
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