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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... constituted by a projection of economic relations onto a space which they already occupy : politics is used to explain the contradictory progress of the economic order , but it is itself no more than an expression of this order ...
... constituted by time , space and information . In turn , such an argument implicitly questions orthodox accounts of money based on functions since it focuses on the social relationships that are involved in monetary transaction , rather ...
... constituted by gathering , simplifying , representing , making calculations about , and acting upon the flow of [ information ] ' . - In the next section , I want to turn to one of these ordering centres the City of London - to ...
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