List of Contributors.
Placing Scale: An Introduction: Andrew Herod and Melissa W. Wright (University of Georgia; The Pennsylvania State University).
Part I: Theorizing Scale.
Part II: Rhetoric of Scale.
Part III: Scales of Praxis.
This exciting book levers open a space for a politics that regards space as a living thing rather than a dead backdrop. In doing so, it challenges a whole series of preconceptions about what politics is or might be, and begins to formulate means of eating away at the foundations of concepts like globalization that so often are used by the powerful to peddle one world fits all solutions.” Professor Nigel Thrift, University of Bristol
"The book sets out to be an intervention in, and make a contribution to, a growing literature on questions of scale, rescaling, and politics of scale [...] this book is a welcome addition to what remains a very fertile and promising debate" Erik Swyngedouw, Environment and Planning
“Herod and Wright’s book is well organized and coherent … [Geographies of Power: Placing Scale] provides a useful overview of the new conceptualizations of geographical scale that are being developed by radical geographers.”
American Journal of Sociology
- Explores the nexus of power and space behind the rescaling of contemporary social, economic and political life.
- Organized into three sections on theorizing scale, the discourses and rhetorics of scale, and scales of activism.
- Will stimulate discussion about how conceptions and visions of scale inform all aspects of social life.