- Recounts the story of the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography.
- Brings together in a single volume the pivotal writings of the period since 1965.
- Engages with what has been the most invigorating intellectual roller-coaster ride in geography's recent history.
- Eraces the shift in human geography from a plethora of pre-postmodern paradigms to the emergence of a postmodern consciousness.
- Outlines an agenda for a postmodern human geographical theory and practice that sympathetically intersects with feminism, postcolonialism, cultural studies, and environmentalism.
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.