Chapter 1: Introduction: Lost Geographies.
Part I: Spatial Vocabularies of Power.
Chapter 2: Power in Things: Weber's Footnotes from the Centre.
Chapter 3: Power through mobilization: From Mann's Networked Productions to Castells' Networked Fictions.
Chapter 4: Power as an Immanent Affair: Foucault and Deleuze's Topographical Detail.
Part II: Lost Geographies.
Chapter 5: Power in its Various Guises (and Disguises).
Chapter 6: Proximity and Reach: Were There Powers at a Distance before Latour?
Chapter 7: Placing Power, or the Mischief Done by Thinking Domination is Everywhere.
Chapter 8: Conclusion: Misplaced Power.
John Agnew, Department of Geography, UCLA
“John Allen provides new maps of the spatiality of power. The wonderful thing is not just that some familiar accounts are revitalised, but also that new forms of understanding power are born.”
Professor Nigel Thrift
John Allen offers us a refreshing and provocative account of power in social theory, attending in particular to one of its missing dimensions, that of space ... this is an attractive book, welcome in particular for its attention to the complexities and multiple modalities of power."
American Journal of Sociology
"Lost Geographies of Powers is a subtle and well argued book. It deserves a wider readership than its title suggests and should be read by social scientists in general, not just geographers."
- Explores the difference that space and spatiality makes to an understanding of power.
- Moves forward the incorporation of ideas of space into social theory.
- Presents a new understanding of the exercise, uses and manifestations of cultural, economic and political power in the second half of the twentieth century.
- Illustrated with cases and examples.