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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... sense of reality beyond which it is difficult for most members of the society to move beyond in most areas of their lives . It is , that is to say , in the strongest sense a culture , but a culture which has also to be seen as the lived ...
... sense of community and sense of place , yet even the scale at which such factors work is problematic . What areas actually have a self - sufficient character ? The answer may be a town , a village , a neighbourhood , or even a single ...
... sense of an enlarged , simultaneous presence became more common , especially as a result of the telegraph ( Kern , 1983 ; Briggs , 1989 ) . This was not just a temporal but also a spatial sense . In one sense space had been shrunk by ...
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