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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... concepts should be seen in a different way . Most particularly , they need to be seen as ' open ' or indefinite ( Bourdieu and Wacquant , 1992 ) . As Wittgenstein ( 1980 , p . 653 ) put it , if a concept depends on a pattern of life ...
... concepts . . . designating the ' slots ' , as it were , in the social structure into which active subjects must slip in order to reproduce it ; that is , a system of concepts designating the ' point contact ' between human agency and ...
... concepts ' of sensing and by the invention of various technologies of spatialisation which have acted to stabilise and ' realise ' these concepts ( Stafford , 1991 ) . In turn , these two processes have worked to produce all manner of ...
On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time
A Geography of Knowledge
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