Space and Power: Politics, War and Architecture
June 2005, Polity
This is an important, forward-looking book that will influence academic debate for many years to come.
Preface by Grahame Thompson.
1. Space and Power: Architecture, Politics and War.
2. Cities, Globalization and Governance.
3. Politics and Territory.
4. The Spatial Dimensions of Power.
5. The Frontier, Conquest and Settlement.
6. War, Environment and Technology.
7. Information, Space and War.
8. Foucault and Architecture.
9. The Defence of Places: Fortification as Architecture.
10. The Defence of Places: From Sieges to Silos.
- An important, forward-looking book which will influence academic debate for many years to come.
- Hirst was one was one of the most original thinkers of his generation. This book is being published post-humously after his tragic death in 2003.
- Examines the various ways in which space is configured by power, and in which space becomes a resource for power.
- Makes inspirational leaps across theoretical and disciplinary boundaries, including social theory, politics, history and geography.
British Journal of Sociology
"There is much within its impressive content that I believe can be of interest to group analysts. This book is steeped in historical appreciation and detail."
"Space and Power is a compelling and often witty critique of 'the end of geography' thesis, and a searching examination of the contemporary relevance of the work of Febvre and Vidal de la Blache. An important book by a truly first-rate thinker."
Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics and Political Science