DescriptionIn 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 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.