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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... live in pockets of space and time and are not universals . There are a number of consequences of this prescription . Human agents live a context which is predicated upon action in time , not contemplation . This is a fact of life : ' no ...
... live . 3. ' Human agents must live contexts that at any one time can only be partially determined , for in acting we do something ; we make some- thing take on a form other than that which it would have had if we had not acted ; thus we ...
... live in a secular age . We still have our Cathars . As many commentators in theology and in the sociology of religion have pointed out , myths and miracles and rituals , covens and cults and sects , blessings and festivals and ...
On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time
A Geography of Knowledge
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