Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. Edward W. Soja. New York: Verso, pp., maps, diags., index and biblio. Postmodern Geographies. The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. EDWARD W SOJA. VERSO. London New York. Apr 24, Soja, Edward W. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso. [Ch ]. I learned a lot.
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It’s infuriating that so many reviews caution away readers from how ‘dense’ it is – the jargon isn’t a cipher for some profound insights which lay beneath, it’s just an excited reportage of how his discipline developed over time.
Matilda rated it really liked it Nov 27, I learned a lot from this book. Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape Definitely a must read for geographers and students of social science, but I was surprised by how much Soja leaned on past literature.
David Livingstone Chapter A demanding but helpful introduction into the past and present of urbanisation and more. Space and Place One might wonder about the relevancy of this to radical politics while wading through passages on spatialized ontology, but in fact the refocus on this work comes at a perfect time to help rethink political upheavals that have occurred in just the last few weeks.
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Lists with This Book. This is definitely less accessible than some of Soja’s other work, but it does provide a productive overview of some of Lefebvre. Gillian Rose Chapter Account Options Sign in. For an uprising that is credited as having been originally started online using social media, it is remarkable to see how important a physical geographical place became in deciding the fate of the movement in Egypt.
Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory by Edward W. Soja
Click here for free trial login. As Harvey is quoted in the book: The hegemony of historicism in critical social theory is geographiez prime culprit of not critically analyzing the instrumentality of space and spatial relationships, according to Soja. Trivia About Postmodern Geogra Girt By rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Preview — Postmodern Geographies by Edward W.
Archived from the original on Be the first to ask a question about Postmodern Geographies. He synthesizes these theories with the work of postcolonial thinkers from Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to bell hooksEdward Said to Homi K.
Proudly powered by WordPress. And in reading Soja’s insights into the ways in which oppression is now veiled more by geography than history, we can begin to understand the novelty of seeing direct political confrontation in public space. I found this book fascinating although it should be noted my tolerance for academic Marxism is very high and I can’t imagine someone getting much out of it unless they fit a very specific criteria!
Soja provides some fascinating viewpoints and directs our attention towards an understanding of why controlling geogrqphies space is still important in our contemporary age.
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Retrieved from ” https: Locational Analysis in Human Geography Starting with a history of the resistance to the conceptualization of space in critical theory, Soja explains how geography was often neglected for being considered to be stilted, empirical, and thoroughly undialectical as opposed to the preferred focus on esward and history.
His early research focused on planning in Kenyabut Soja came to be known as the world’s leading spatial theorist with a distinguished career writing on spatial formations and social justice. Still, this status of space is still unclear to me. Okay, that is harsh, but the book is basically a history of spatial theory with a heavy bent toward Marxist theorists.
Towards a Spatialized Ontology” for anyone interested in critical theory. Back Institutional Login Please choose from an option shown below. Lefebvre’s The Production of Space is I geograpihes more useful although both are hard to grapple with, and it was not available in English when this book came out so for many of us it was our first introdcution to Lefebvre.
Sarah Whatmore Chapter Soja shows quite admirably how geography and Marxism joined together in a rather fortunate combination, beginning with urban studies and international political economy.
Chapter nine tried then to give you a feel for the city, but I found Soja’s analysis of Los Angeles lacking. The Limits to Capital At other levels he doesn’t seem as convincing. Verso books has made available one of Edward W.