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The Spaces of Postmodernity. Readings in Human Geography

  • ID: 2247727
  • Book
  • December 2001
  • Region: Global
  • 508 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Reader recounts the story of the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography. The editors have brought together in a single volume the pivotal writings of the period since 1965. Through these, and their connecting narratives, the editors engage with what has been the most invigorating intellectual roller–coaster ride in geography′s recent history.

Part one of the volume traces the shift in human geography from a plethora of pre–postmodern paradigms to the emergence of a postmodern consciousness. Part two outlines an agenda for a postmodern human geographical theory and practice that sympathetically intersects with feminism, postcolonialism, cultural studies, and environmentalism.

This critical account of the spaces of postmodernity will be required reading for anyone interested in the production of place, and the state of contemporary social theory.

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Introduction: How to Map a Radical Break.

Part I: Fit the First: Excavating the Postmodern:.

1. 1965–83: Pre–Postmodern Geographies:.

Locational Analysis in Human Geography: Peter Haggett.

Explanation in Geography: David Harvey.

Behavioral Models in Geography: KevinR. Cox and Reginald G. Golledge.

The Development of Radical Geography in the United States: Richard Peet.

Social Justice and the City: David Harvey.

Social Geography and Social Action: David Ley.

Alternatives to a Positive Economic Geography: Leslie J. King.

Eggs in Bird: Gunnar Olsson.

Ideology, Science and Human Geography: Derek Gregory.

On the Determination of Social Action in Space and Time: Nigel J. Thrift.

Towards an Understanding of the Gender Division of Urban Space: Linda McDowell.

2. 1984–89: Postmodern Geographies:.

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman: Harlan Ellison.

The Production of Space: Henri Lefebvre.

Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism: Fredric Jameson.

Taking Los Angeles Apart: Some Fragements of a Critical Human Geography: Edward W. Soja.

Postmodernism and Planning: Michael J. Dear.

The Condition of Postmodernity: David Harvey.

3. 1990–2000: The Altered Spaces of Postmodernity:.

Snow Crash: Neal Stephenson.

Anti–Essentialism and Overdetermination: Julie Graham.

(Post) Colonial Spaces: Jane M. Jacobs.

Zoöpolis: Jennifer Wolch.

The Geographical Foundations and Social Regulation of Flexible Production Complexes: Michael Storper and Allen J. Scott.

Postmoern Urbanism: Michael J. Dear and Steven Flusty.

Toward an Economy of Electronic Representation and the Virtual Sign: John Pickles.

Critical Geopolitics: The Politics of Writing Global Space: Gearóid O′ Tuathail.

Part II: Fit the Second: Geographies from the Inside Out:.

4. The Representation of Space:.

The Storyteller with Nike Airs: Kieya Forte–Escamilla.

Sounding out of the City: Music and the Sensuous Production of Space: Sarah Cohen.

Deconstructing the Map: J. B. Harley.

From Berlin to Bunker Hill: Urban Space, Late Modernity, and Film Noir in Fritz Lang′s M: Edward Dimendberg.

5. Emplaced Bodies, Embodied Selves:.

East, West Stories: Salman Rushdie.

Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge: Gillian Rose.

From Landmarks to Spaces: Mapping the Territory of a Bisexual Genealogy: Clare Hemmings.

Thrashing Downtown: Play as Resistance to the Spatial and Representational Regulation of Los Angeles: Steven Flusty.

Elvis in Zanzibar: Ahmed Gurnah.

6. From the Politics of Urban Place to a Politics of Global Displacement:.

Unlikely Stories, Mostly: Alasdair Gray.

Can there be a Postmodernism of Resistance in the Urban Landscape?: David Ley and Caroline Mills.

The Spaces that Difference Makes: Some Notes on the Geographical Margins of the New Cultural Politics: Edward W. Soja and Barbara Hooper.

Materialities, Spatialities, Globalities: John Law and Kevin Hetherington.

Exterminating Angels: Morality, Violence and Technology in the Gulf War: Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins.

Old Antonio Tells Marcos Another Story: Subcommandante Insurgente Marcos.

7. The Spaces of Representations:.

Pioneers of the Human Adventure: François Boucq.

A Ramble through the Margins of the Cityscape: The Postmodern as the Return of Nature: Kevin Donnelly.

La Practique Sauvage: Race, Place, and the Human–Animal Divide: Glen Elder, Jennifer Wolch, and Jody Emel.

Window Shopping: Cinema and the Postmodern: Anne Friedberg.

Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet: Sherry Turkle.

Inconclusion: A Conversation: Michael. J. Dear, Steven Flusty, and Django Sibley.


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