Postmodern Geography: Theory and Praxis
June 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
of the postmodern in geography.
1. The Post Modern Turn. (Michael Dear).
Part I: Cities.
2. Exploring the Postmetropolis. (Edward W. Soja).
3. Postmodern Geographical Praxis? Postmodern Impulse and the War against Homeless People in the "Post-Justice" City. (Don Mitchell).
4. Hiding the Target: Social Reproduction in the Privatized Urban Environment. (Cindi Katz).
Part II: Scales.
5. Shifting Cities. (Giuseppe Dematteis).
6. Adventures of a Barong: A Worm's-Eye View of Global Formation. (Steven Flusty).
7. Rescaling Politics: Geography, Globalism and the New Urbanism. (Neil Smith).
Part III: Mappings.
8. Millenial Geographics. (Denis Cosgrove and Luciana De Lima Martins).
9. Postmodern Temptations. (Claudio Minca).
10. Paradoxes of Modern and Postmodern Geography: Heterotopia of Landscape and Cartographic Logic. (Vincenzo Guarrasi).
11. Mapping the Global, or the Metaquantum Economics of Myth. (Franco Farinelli) 12. Washed in a Washing Machine™. (Gunnar Olsson).
Afterword. (Edward W. Soja).
- Brings together some of the most authoritative voices in the postmodern debate.
- Offers both continental European as well as Anglo-American perspectives on postmodern geography.
- Presents an innovative approach to the study of postmodern geography focusing upon questions of praxis.
"This impressive anthology brings together the warring factions
of American geographical theory - Marxism versus Postmodernism. Key
figures of the Italian geographical tradition contribute a bold
initiative to move geographical debates into line with current
scientific standards. Their work, rarely available in English, is a
'must read' for those concerned with the representation of global
flows and with cartographic practice." Professor Rob Shields,
"What is perhaps genuinely new about the book is its introduction of a number of Italian geographers' 'takes' on the topic, including Giuseppe Dematteis, Franco Farinelli, Vincenzo Guarrasi and Claudio Minca." Eric Laurier, University of Glasgow, Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 26<!--end-->