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Space and Social Theory

Space and Social Theory

November 2007 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The importance of the spatial dimension of the structure, organization and experience of social relations is fundamental for sociological analysis and understanding. Space and Social Theory is an essential primer on the theories of space and inherent spatiality, guiding readers through the contributions of key and influential theorists: Marx, Simmel, Lefebvre, Harvey and Foucault. Giving an essential and accessible overview of social theories of space, this books shows why it matters to understand these theorists spatially. It will be crucial reading for students in sociology, urban studies, human geography, politics, and anthropology.

Karl Marx
The Implicit Spatiality of Historical Materialism

Georg Simmel
The Space of Formal Sociology

Henri Lefebvre
The Production of Space

David Harvey
The Political Economy of Space

Michel Foucault
Space, Knowledge and Power

Legacies and Prospects
Spatialising Contemporary Modernity


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