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The Spaces of Postmodernity: Readings in Human Geography

The Spaces of Postmodernity: Readings in Human Geography

Michael Dear (Editor), Steven Flusty (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-21782-4

Feb 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

508 pages

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$64.95

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This Reader recounts the story of the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography. The editors have brought together in a single volume the pivotal writings of the period since 1965. Through these, and their connecting narratives, the editors engage what has been the most invigorating intellectual roller-coaster ride in geography's recent history.

  • Recounts the story of the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography.
  • Brings together in a single volume the pivotal writings of the period since 1965.
  • Engages with what has been the most invigorating intellectual roller-coaster ride in geography's recent history.
  • Eraces the shift in human geography from a plethora of pre-postmodern paradigms to the emergence of a postmodern consciousness.
  • Outlines an agenda for a postmodern human geographical theory and practice that sympathetically intersects with feminism, postcolonialism, cultural studies, and environmentalism.
Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: How to Map a Radical Break.

Part I: Fit the First: Excavating the Postmodern:.

1. 1965-83: Pre-Postmodern Geographies:.

Locational Analysis in Human Geography: Peter Haggett.

Explanation in Geography: David Harvey.

Behavioral Models in Geography: KevinR. Cox and Reginald G. Golledge.

The Development of Radical Geography in the United States: Richard Peet.

Social Justice and the City: David Harvey.

Social Geography and Social Action: David Ley.

Alternatives to a Positive Economic Geography: Leslie J. King.

Eggs in Bird: Gunnar Olsson.

Ideology, Science and Human Geography: Derek Gregory.

On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time: Nigel J. Thrift.

Towards an Understanding of the Gender Division of Urban Space: Linda McDowell.

2. 1984-89: Postmodern Geographies:.

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman: Harlan Ellison.

The Production of Space: Henri Lefebvre.

Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism: Fredric Jameson.

Taking Los Angeles Apart: Some Fragements of a Critical Human Geography: Edward W. Soja.

Postmodernism and Planning: Michael J. Dear.

The Condition of Postmodernity: David Harvey.

3. 1990-2000: The Altered Spaces of Postmodernity:.

Snow Crash: Neal Stephenson.

Anti-Essentialism and Overdetermination: Julie Graham.

(Post) Colonial Spaces: Jane M. Jacobs.

Zoöpolis: Jennifer Wolch.

The Geographical Foundations and Social Regulation of Flexible Production Complexes: Michael Storper and Allen J. Scott.

Postmoern Urbanism: Michael J. Dear and Steven Flusty.

Toward an Economy of Electronic Representation and the Virtual Sign: John Pickles.

Critical Geopolitics: The Politics of Writing Global Space: Gearóid O' Tuathail.

Part II: Fit the Second: Geographies from the Inside Out:.

4. The Representation of Space:.

The Storyteller with Nike Airs: Kieya Forte-Escamilla.

Sounding out of the City: Music and the Sensuous Production of Space: Sarah Cohen.

Deconstructing the Map: J. B. Harley.

From Berlin to Bunker Hill: Urban Space, Late Modernity, and Film Noir in Fritz Lang's M: Edward Dimendberg.

5. Emplaced Bodies, Embodied Selves:.

East, West Stories: Salman Rushdie.

Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge: Gillian Rose.

From Landmarks to Spaces: Mapping the Territory of a Bisexual Genealogy: Clare Hemmings.

Thrashing Downtown: Play as Resistance to the Spatial and Representational Regulation of Los Angeles: Steven Flusty.

Elvis in Zanzibar: Ahmed Gurnah.

6. From the Politics of Urban Place to a Politics of Global Displacement:.

Unlikely Stories, Mostly: Alasdair Gray.

Can there be a Postmodernism of Resistance in the Urban Landscape?: David Ley and Caroline Mills.

The Spaces that Difference Makes: Some Notes on the Geographical Margins of the New Cultural Politics: Edward W. Soja and Barbara Hooper.

Materialities, Spatialities, Globalities: John Law and Kevin Hetherington.

Exterminating Angels: Morality, Violence and Technology in the Gulf War: Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins.

Old Antonio Tells Marcos Another Story: Subcommandante Insurgente Marcos.

7. The Spaces of Representations:.

Pioneers of the Human Adventure: François Boucq.

A Ramble through the Margins of the Cityscape: The Postmodern as the Return of Nature: Kevin Donnelly.

La Practique Sauvage: Race, Place, and the Human-Animal Divide: Glen Elder, Jennifer Wolch, and Jody Emel.

Window Shopping: Cinema and the Postmodern: Anne Friedberg.

Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet: Sherry Turkle.

Inconclusion: A Conversation: Michael. J. Dear, Steven Flusty, and Django Sibley.

Index.

"A postmodern perspective on the development of the geographical imagination over the last thirty years. Dear and Flusty provide a timely and provocative account of the significance of space in contemporary social theory." -- Professor Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London

  • Recounts the story of the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography.

  • Brings together in a single volume the pivotal writings of the period since 1965.

  • Engages with what has been the most invigorating intellectual roller-coaster ride in geography's recent history.

  • Eraces the shift in human geography from a plethora of pre-postmodern paradigms to the emergence of a postmodern consciousness.

  • Outlines an agenda for a postmodern human geographical theory and practice that sympathetically intersects with feminism, postcolonialism, cultural studies, and environmentalism.