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Space and Social Theory: Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity


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Space and Social Theory: Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity

Georges Benko (Editor), Ulf Strohmayer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19467-5 May 1997 Wiley-Blackwell 420 Pages

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In this book, the world's leading spacial theorists provide new accounts of the central questions and issues in social-spacial theory with critical perspectives on the post-modern condition.
List of Plates.

List of Figures.

List of Contributors.


Introduction: Modernity, Postmodernity and the Social Sciences (Georges Benko).

Part I Reasons, Texts and Debates Around Postmodernism.

Postmodern Bloodlines (Michael Dear).

Social Theory, Postmodernism, and the Critique of Development (Richard Peet).

Shelf Length Zero: The Disappearance of the Geographical Text (Michael Curry).

Part II Writing Space, Forming Identities.

Re-Presenting the Extended Moment of Danger: A Meditation on Hypermodernity, Identity and the Montage Form (Allan Pred).

Identity, Space, and other Uncertainties (Wolfgang Natter and John Paul Jones).

Belonging: Spaces of Meandering Desire (Ulf Strohmayer).

Spatial Stress and Resistance: Social Meanings of Spatialization (Rob Shields).

Lacan and Geography: the Production of Space Revisited (Derek Gregory).

Part III Planning and the Postmodern .

Panning in/for Postmodernity (Ed Soja).

Warp, Woof and Regulation: A Tool for Social Science (Alain Lipietz).

Institutional Reflexivity and the Rise of the Regional State (Phil Cooke).

Part IV The Politics of Difference.

Postmodern Becomings: From the Space of Form to the Space of Potentiality (Julie Kathy Gibson-Graham).

Geopolitics and the Postmodern: Issues or Knowledge, Difference and North-South Relations (David Slater).

Postmodern Space and Japanese Tradition (Augustin Berque).

Imperfect Panopticism: Envisioning the Construction of Normal Lives (Matt Hannah).

Imagining the Normad: Mobility and the Postmodern Primitive (Tim Cresswell).


Forget the Delivery, or, What Post are We Talking about? (Ulf Strohmayer).


  • The world's leading geographical theorists focus on the interactions of space, difference, culture and identity
  • A unique synthesis of social and spatial theory
  • Locks into current debates on gender, marginality and discourse, and brings a welcome perspective on realities of experience and everyday life.