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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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. CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people.

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Show Hide Page Numbers. I found this book fascinating although it should be noted my tolerance for academic Marxism is very high and I can’t imagine someone getting much out of it unless they fit a very specific criteria! However, I strongly recommend the chapter “Reassertions: Spachtelmasse rated it really liked it Jul 31, In a motif that continues through the book, in this historical explanation we begin to see for ourselves how thinking about space offer new perspectives on understanding how the survival of capitalism depends on the creation of space.

Sarah Whatmore Chapter David Livingstone Chapter Soja’s first published works as part of its radical thinkers series.


Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory by Edward W. Soja

Any point worth making is endlessly regurgitated through awkward rephrasals; sprinkled postmodrn they are throughout the prose without any sequencing as that would go against the ever-so-radical premise of the book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Those who cannot come to grips with geography are condemned to perpetuate it.

Towards a Postmodern Geography. Derek Gregory Chapter Women and Geography Study Group Chapter Edward Soja Chapter Spatializations A Critique of the Giddensian Version. I learned a lot from this book. Verso books has made available one of Edward W. Very academic, by the way.

Lefebvre’s The Geographes of Space is I think more useful although both are hard to grapple postmoder, and it was not available in English when this book came out so for many of us it was our first introdcution to Lefebvre.

And space makes a real difference in social theorizing. Nov 03, Lauren rated it liked it. Political power is not only interested in controlling what goes on at the point of production or in the realm of ideology, but indeed aims to create a built environment conducive to the survival of capitalism.

Soja developed a theory of Thirdspace in which “everything comes together… subjectivity and objectivity, the abstract and the concrete, the real and the imagined, the knowable and the unimaginable, the repetitive and the differential, structure and agency, mind and body, consciousness and the unconscious, the disciplined and the transdisciplinary, everyday life and unending history.


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Soja’s Postmodern Geographies

His early research focused on planning in Kenyabut Soja came to be known as the world’s leading spatial theorist with a distinguished career writing on spatial formations and social justice.

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How do we understand a struggle over public space, or rent, using the Marxist form of analysis which is more immediately concerned with the struggle going on in the workplace? Yi-Fu Tuan Chapter 8: Chris Meulbroek rated it really liked it Oct 12, Kevin Cox Chapter 6: It’s in this chapter that Soja’s spatial vision is most lucid, and it’s damn interesting.

David Harvey Chapter 5: At other levels he doesn’t seem as convincing. There is something refreshingly old fashioned about seeing this kind of street politics reemerging. Retrieved from ” https: Soja shows quite admirably how geography and Marxism joined together in a rather fortunate combination, beginning with urban studies and esward political economy.

Denis Cosgrove Chapter