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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... actor - network theory , or sometimes the sociology of ' translation ' , where translation is defined as ' the mechanism by which the social and natural worlds progressively take form ' ( Callon , 1986 , p . 224 ; 1991 ; Latour , 1986 ...
... actor to successfully enrol entities ( human and non - human ) within a network their behaviour must be standardised and channelled in the directions desired by the enrolling actor . This will entail redefining the roles of the actors ...
... actors are defined , associated and simultaneously obliged to remain faithful to their alliances ' ( Callon , 1986 , p . 224 ) . As Murdoch ( 1995 , p . 748 ) again puts it The stronger the network the more powerful the translating actor ...
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