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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... theoretical treatment of indi- viduals as personifications ( as bearers of economic categories ) and a treatment of individuals as individuals ( according to individual differences which do not arise from the economic relation itself ) ...
... theoretical respectability to the practical " problems " of motivating people to behave in altruistic and considerate , dignified and conscientious ways without transcendental goals . This is not a matter of " ideals " or " morals " but ...
... theoretical approaches which might be more flexible and more sinuous ? I will briefly note three . The first of these is the theory of international regimes ( Krasner , 1983 ; O. Young , 1989 ; Murphy , 1994 ) . Regimes are the ...
On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time
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