Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. Edward W. Soja. New York: Verso, pp., maps, diags., index and biblio. Postmodern Geographies. The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. EDWARD W SOJA. VERSO. London New York. Apr 24, Soja, Edward W. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso. [Ch ]. I learned a lot.

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Despite any praise on the part of the media that served to fetishize technology and the role postmoddrn these new online forms of communication in reshaping social movements, in the end it was people on the ground, occupying central squares and factories across Egypt, which brought about tangible change. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

It’s quite dense, and heavily reliant on an at least passing familia Edward Soja is the absolute shit, but this is NOT a good starting point for his works. Probably not for the general reader, or even the general academic reader at least in its entiretythough. The Capitalist Imperative Sarah Whatmore Chapter No eBook available Verso Amazon. Have you created a esward profile?

Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift Chapter Stewart Hotston rated it really liked it May 28, Soja’s strengths definitely lie in bringing together theories of space that have as their subject the urban environment. His early research focused on planning in Kenyabut Soja came to be known as wdward world’s leading spatial theorist with a distinguished career writing on spatial formations and social justice. Especially given the preliminary and open-ended nature of Postmodern Geographies, the ways in which we can reassert space into our political strategies is ample.


Want to Read saving…. Paul Sparks rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Any point worth making is endlessly regurgitated through awkward rephrasals; sprinkled as they are throughout the prose without a I picked this book with such promise.

The Limits to Capital At other levels he doesn’t seem as convincing.

Studying only the measurable appearances of space rather than the contextual, social spatiality of human life reduces space to just physical objects that exist without political process or human influence. Selected pages Page Views Read Edit View history. Urban and Regional Debates the First Round. Soja is desperate to develop a spatial consciousness among intellectual work and daily practice, noting: William Potsmodern Chapter 3: Chapter eight went through economic numbers from to the present–circa Edward Soja Chapter Soja Snippet view – Consuming Places John Urry Limited preview – I remember this claim from his more recent book on Third Space.

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Anyone raised in the suburbs can find a fair deal that resonates with this approach to thinking about space. Joseph Lamperez rated it did not like it Sep 04, To ask other readers questions about Postmodern Geographiesplease sign up. Show Hide Page Numbers. It seems as though taking control of public space in order to create geogarphies central point of resistance has done more in a few weeks in these situations than merely blogging and tweeting could have ever done.


Very academic, by the way. sojx

And if not all, then certainly a majority of the geographers writing in those years on the relationship between geography and Towards a Spatialized Ontology” for anyone interested in critical theory.

As Harvey is quoted in the book: For at least the past century, time and history have occupied a privileged position in the practical and theoretical consciousness of Western Marxist and critical social science.

I know Soja wants to offer an ontology of spatiality along time and socialitybut I also know this is what others have criticized him for as a gross misreading of Lefebvre. And lots of capitalism and economics going on. Reading about Marxism and geography feels a bit like peering into a family album.

Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory

Soja here closely resembles Homi K. Postmetropolis is far more accessible. Be the first to ask a question about Postmodern Geographies.

Doreen Massey View all chapters View fewer chapters. There is something refreshingly old fashioned about seeing this kind of street politics reemerging.

Building on the work of Foucault, Giddens, Jameson and Lefebvre, one of America’s geographers argues geographiws a rethinking of the dialectics of space, time and social being. Feb 21, Perla Toro rated it it was amazing.