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Soja, Edward W.

Works: 100 works in 376 publications in 7 languages and 8,824 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
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Most widely held works by Edward W Soja
The city : Los Angeles and urban theory at the end of the twentieth century by Allen John Scott( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts in urban planning, architecture, and sociology examine the built environment and the dynamics of this extraordinary modern city, emphasizing the dramatic changes that have occurred since 1960. During this period, which has been marked by the two most disruptive urban insurrections in twentieth-century America, what many view as a "restructuring" of Los Angeles has taken place. Authors employ case studies, empirical vignettes, historical-geographical illustration, and explicit theoretical confrontation to explore such issues as race relations, economics, transportation, and politics
My Los Angeles : from urban restructuring to regional urbanization by Edward W Soja( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." Présentation de l'éditeur
Postmodern geographies : the reassertion of space in critical social theory by Edward W Soja( Book )

66 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Back cover
The African experience( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First major interdisciplinary U.S. college textbook on African studies contains lectures, essays, and syllabusl. Overview of African history and culture
Seeking spatial justice by Edward W Soja( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an innovative new way of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right
Postmetropolis : critical studies of cities and regions by Edward W Soja( Book )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Soja's new book is an extraordinary synthesis that confronts the really important issues of urban theory at century's end. Breathtaking in its scope, it will be an enduring contribution to the literature. In Postmetropolis, Ed Soja heads for the heart of the city of Los Angeles - by way of 11, 000 years of urban history and geography. It is a remarkable journey, a heroic attempt to revolutionize our accounts of cities through a series of performances of different kinds of urban spatiality! And what performances! As the scripts unfold, so one can only marvel at the depth of Soja's learning and commitment
Thirdspace : journeys to Los Angeles and other real-and-imagined places by Edward W Soja( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary critical studies have recently experienced a significant spatial turn. In what may eventually be seen as one of the most important intellectual and political developments in the late twentieth century, scholars have begun to interpret space and the embracing spatiality of human life with the same critical insight and emphasis that has traditionally been given to time and history on the one hand, and social relations and society on the other. 'Thirdspace' is both an enquiry into the origins and impact of the spatial turn and an attempt to expand the scope and practical relevance of how we think about space and such related concepts as place, location, landscape, architecture, environment, home, city, region, territory, and geography. The book's central argument is that spatial thinking, or what has been called the geographical or spatial imagination, has tended to be bicameral, or confined to two approaches. Spatiality is either seen as concrete material forms to be mapped, analyzed, and explained; or as mental constructs, ideas about and representations of space and its social significance. Edward Soja critically re-evaluates this dualism to create an alternative approach, one that comprehends both the material and mental dimensions of spatiality but also extends beyond them to new and different modes of spatial thinking. Thirdspace is composed as a sequence of intellectual and empirical journeys, beginning with a spatial biography of Henri Lefebvre and his adventurous conceptualization of social space as simultaneously perceived, conceived, and lived. The author draws on Lefebvre to describe a trialectics of spatiality that threads though all subsequent journeys, reappearing in many new forms in bell hooks evocative exploration of the margins as a space of radical openness; in post-modern spatial feminist interpretations of the interplay of race, class, and gender; in the postcolonial critique and the new cultural politics of difference and identity; in Michel Foucault's heterotopologies and trialectics of space, knowledge, and power; and in interpretative tours of the Citadel of downtown Los Angeles, the Exopolis of Orange County, and the Centrum of Amsterdam
The geography of modernization in Kenya; a spatial analysis of social, economic, and political change by Edward W Soja( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political organization of space by Edward W Soja( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenya by Edward W Soja( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers various aspects of Kenyan life including earning a living, family, education, religion, government, traditionalism, and modern influences
Justice et injustices spatiales by Bernard Bret( )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le débat sur la justice et l'injustice est central et urgent dans les sociétés démocratiques, et la justice sociale est l'horizon de la plupart des politiques d'action sur les territoires. Mais le doute sur les grands récits explicatifs du monde a conduit souvent à relativiser tout discours sur la justice. Ce processus est renforcé par l'émergence de mouvements sociaux divers (féministes, écologistes, anti-racistes ...) et par le développement du multiculturalisme : en un même lieu et au même moment se confrontent des acteurs qui ont des conceptions différentes du "juste" et de "l'injuste". Dans le même temps certains discours ultra-libéraux se passent de plus en plus de la notion de justice sociale. C'est dans ce contexte que se placent les auteurs réunis ici pour interroger spécifiquement la dimension spatiale de la justice sociale. Celle-ci peut être aussi présentée comme l'acceptation de la différence et donc conduire à prôner une politique territoriale attentive aux droits des groupes et une définition procédurale et non plus structurelle de la justice ; de ce point de vue la question des identités et des minorités est d'une actualité brûlante
Hybrid city : the contemporary urban landscape( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the contemporary urban landscapes in which the new citadels of power separate the rich from the poor. Includes interviews with Edward Soja and David Harvey
A new urban metabolism : Barcelona / Lugano case studies by Josep Acebillo( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing urbanization of the planet, visible in the fact that by the middle of this century some 70% percent of the population will live in cities, situates the urban question as a key issue for global sustainability. Many of the causes generating the huge environmental crises, climate change for instance, have their rationale in the metabolic inefficiency of our cities. Greater metabolic efficiency contributes to the energy rationalization of urban system and also contributes to greater urban competitiveness. Urban metabolic analysis demonstrates efficiency that small and medium-sized cities can have in the new neo-tertiary context, and could be used as a test to previously evaluate the functional and ecological consequences of future urban transformations
The African experience by John N Paden( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di san kong jian : hang xiang Luo shan ji yi ji qi ta zhen shi yu xiang xiang di fang de lu cheng by Soya( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tan tao le zhu yao yi luo shan ji wei fan li de dang dai hou da dou shi, Shi fou yi jing cheng wei yi ge da bian ge, Da dong dang de zhuan hua chang jing, You xi nian yin wei ji sheng cheng de zhong jian, Zhuan xiang yin zhong jian sheng cheng de wei ji
Guidelines for policy formulation and program development by Edward W Soja( Book )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking spatial justice by Edward W Soja( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city’s poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action.In Seeking Spatial Justice , Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor–community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance -- on struggles for rent control and environmental justice -- and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice.Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city
Spatial inequality in Africa by Edward W Soja( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En busca de la justcia espacial by Edward W Soja( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En busca de la justicia espacial es un título que, ciertamente, suena extraño para oídos acostumbrados a la nítida separación de aproximaciones, de teorías, de ciencias incluso. ¿Justicia? De acuerdo. ¿Espacial? Muy bien, pero ¿las dos cosas juntas? Y eso que adjetivar el concepto de justicia tiene una cierta tradición que se remonta a los movimientos por la justicia social o a los más recientes a favor de la justicia ambiental o de una justicia global. Algo debería revisarse en la idea de justicia cuando se tiene que adjetivar explicando su contenido. Pero volvamos a aquella entrevista. Tras declarar su extrañeza ante el título, la periodista, con instinto didáctico, reproducía el ejemplo que el geógrafo Edward Soja suele explicar siempre que se dirige a públicos amplios. Pensemos en una gran ciudad, con sus barrios, sus centros económicos, sus movimientos, sus flujos de personas y de mercancías?, pensemos en Valencia, en Madrid, en Barcelona, en México DF, en Bogotá, en Buenos Aires, en Medellín. Para que la ciudad funcione se precisa una red de transporte público que permita a sus vecinos y visitantes desplazarse de un lugar a otro
Edward W. Soja la perspectiva postmoderna de un geógrafo radical by Núria Benach( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Postmodern geographies : the reassertion of space in critical social theory
Postmodern geographies : the reassertion of space in critical social theorySeeking spatial justicePostmetropolis : critical studies of cities and regionsThirdspace : journeys to Los Angeles and other real-and-imagined placesSeeking spatial justice
Alternative Names
Edward Soja Amerikaans geograaf (1940-)

Soja, Ed 1940-2015

Soja, Edward

Soja, Edward 1940-

Soja, Edward, 1940-2015

Soja, Edward William 1940-

Soja, Edward William, 1940-2015

Соджа, Эдвард

소자, 에드워드 W. 1940-


ソジャ, エドワ-ド W. 1940-

ソジャ, エドワード

ソジャ, エドワード・W

苏贾, 爱徳华・W