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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... network theory , or sometimes the sociology ... actor - network theory lies in poststructuralism : the vision is of many semiotic systems , many orderings , jostling together to generate the social . On the other hand , actor - network theory ...
... network theory has three main characteristics . First , agents - which can vary in size from individual human ... actor to successfully enrol entities ( human and non - human ) within a network their behaviour must be standardised ...
... actor grows by borrowing the force of others ; it can inflate to a larger size . . . . Power is , therefore , the composition of the network : if it lies anywhere it is in the resources used to strengthen the bonds . Thus actor - network ...
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