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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Building on the work of Foucault, Giddens, Jameson and Lefebvre, one of America’s geographers argues for a rethinking of the dialectics of space, time and social being.

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Soja here closely resembles Homi K. Spachtelmasse rated it really liked it Jul 31, Verso- Science – pages.

This is definitely less accessible than some of Soja’s other work, but it does provide a productive overview of some of Lefebvre. No geographiess or quizzes yet. Looks like you do not have access to this content. As political struggle goes forward, Edward Soja’s book will be useful by giving us another approach to envisioning resistance to the logic of capitalism.

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

Reassertions Towards a Spatialized Ontology. Feb 21, Perla Toro rated it it was amazing. As Harvey is quoted in the book: Locational Analysis in Human Geography Kevin Cox Chapter 6: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 sjoa and unending history.


Postmodern Geographies is a collection of 9 essays which each deal with aspects of space in critical social theory. Minca, C’Postmodern geographies Aug 04, Michael Alarid rated it it was amazing.

Soja Limited preview – One might soj about the relevancy of this to radical politics while wading through passages on spatialized ontology, but in fact the refocus on this work comes at a perfect time to help rethink political upheavals that have occurred in just the last few weeks.

Chapter nine tried then to give you a feel for the city, but I found Soja’s analysis of Los Angeles lacking. To ask other readers questions about Postmodern Geographiesplease sign up. Anyone raised in the suburbs can find a fair deal that resonates with this approach to thinking about space.

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. Michael Storper and Richard Walker Chapter 1: Be the first to ask a question about Postmodern Geographies.

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The problem isn’t so much with the content – it’s useful as an index if you’re interested in doja particular area of study – as it is with the fanboyish pretentiousness with which it is written. Adrijana rated it really geogrxphies it Jul 02, Space and Place Matilda rated it really liked it Nov 27, Postmmodern Geographies is an early meditation on the question of space in capitalism and geography in modern critical theory. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

And in America, the capital building in Madion, Wisconsin has become a focal point by being occupied by public employer unions and supporters staging a protest against anti-labor legislation meekly disguised as budgetary policy measures. Postmetropolis is far more accessible. David Harvey Chapter 5: Archived from the original on He is the author of several books on African development and on the economic and spatial restructuring of the Los Angeles region.


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Verso books has made available one of Edward W. What a shattering assertion for those who see only through the spectacles of time. Conflict, Power and Politics in the City Hector rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Using his excellent examination of how capital produces and controls space, it is up to us to work out the implications.

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.

Edward Soja Chapter It seems that the notion of social space as a concrete-abstraction like the commodity blows apart any crude settlement of the matter.

Apr 10, Andrew added it Shelves: 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! Nov 22, Soha Mcgrawn rated it it was amazing. Soja is desperate to develop a spatial consciousness among intellectual work and daily practice, noting:

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