SAGE Publications, 1996 M06 13 - 384 páginas
This essential guide to social theory and space is written by one of the leading writers in the field. Nigel Thrift explores the interconnections among people, places and things and demonstrates why they must be examined in relation to each other rather than in isolation - as is too often the case.
Spatial Formations presents a formidable analysis of how space is socially constructed, unmade and reconstructed. Thrift provides the reader with a direct understanding of how social theory can be used to make sense of spatial forms and practices, and how spatial relations are made durable over space and time. These themes are developed through case studies, ranging from medieval time consciousness to the modern usage of m
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... account when it is not immediately obvious what a person is up to ( for example , by reference to future aims , or by outlining what criteria they were trying to apply ) . But crucially , in making these accounts , persons do not only ...
... accounts are not the same as theories , so intentions are not the same as plans . Rather , they are more like signposts . Intentions are usually vague and indeterminate , and by no means always directed to well - specified ends . Rather ...
... accounts , accounts pregnant with new possibilities ( how long until ? how long since ? ) , accounts containing new metaphors ( time as a clock , time as money ) , accounts presaging greater use of past- and future - oriented tenses ...
On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time
A Geography of Knowledge
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