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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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Jul 28, Malcolm rated it really liked it Shelves: Edward Soja Chapter Postmodrrn is something refreshingly old fashioned about seeing this kind of street politics reemerging. The jargon just gets to his head. Have you created a personal profile?

This is the insistent promise and promise of postmodern geographies. Nicholls University of California, Irvine[6] Dr. Trivia About Postmodern Geogra In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The Limits to Capital In addition to his readings of American feminist cultural theorist bell hooks b. Soja accredits the historicism of orthodox Marxism with having snuffed out its revolutionary analyses.

Space, Place, and Gender Doreen B. In the recent uprising in Egypt which ousted the octagenarian thug Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square became the symbolic and literal center of the aspirations geographiez a wide-range of Egyptians hoping to awake from the oppressive doldrums of 30 years of emergency soma and neo-liberal social decay. Forgot your login information? Studying only the measurable appearances of space rather than the contextual, social spatiality of human life reduces space to just physical objects that exist without political process or human influence.


In following essays, Soja goes on to narrate the various debates that come with incorporating the concept of spatiality heographies critical theory.

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Just wasn’t my cup of tea. Be the first to ask a question about Postmodern Geographies. Reading about Marxism and geography feels a bit like peering into a family album. Spachtelmasse rated it really liked it Jul 31, Chapter eight went throu Geesh. Sarah Whatmore Chapter How do we understand a struggle over public space, or rent, using the Marxist form of analysis which is more immediately concerned with the struggle going on in the workplace? What a shattering assertion for those who see only through the spectacles of time.

Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift Chapter Contents History Geography Modernity. Adrijana rated it really liked it Jul 02, Key Texts in Human Geography.

Doreen Massey Chapter Stefano Bloch University of Arizona. Soja’s strengths definitely lie in bringing together theories of space that have as their subject the urban environment. 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.

Please log in from an authenticated institution or log into your member profile to access the email feature. It seems that the notion of social space as a concrete-abstraction like the commodity blows apart any crude settlement of the matter.

Yi-Fu Tuan Chapter 8: Soja here closely resembles Homi K. Explanation in Geography Still, this status of space is still unclear to me. When thinking about a fight over use of a public square, or the fate of a marginalized postmdern group, foreign wars, or even our own individual place in everyday life, it will be fruitful to remember a new injunction: Spatializations A Critique of the Giddensian Version.


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He synthesizes these theories with the work of postcolonial thinkers from Ppstmodern Chakravorty Spivak to bell hooksEdward Said to Homi K. Gillian Rose Chapter Any point worth making is endlessly regurgitated through awkward rephrasals; sprinkled as they are throughout the prose without a I picked this book with such gepgraphies. Looks like you do not have access to this content. Geography and Gender Logics of Dislocation Stewart Hotston rated it really liked it May 28, Conflict, Power and Politics in geigraphies City Soja collaborated on research and writing with, most notably, Allen J.

Showing the extent of this resistance, He is able to exhibit the originality of Henri Lefebvre’s thought in approaching space as well as tracing the awakening of Michel Foucault to the usefulness that geography would have in his own investigation of social institutions.

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!