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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Chris Meulbroek rated it really liked it Oct 12, We are also shown how other big names in critical theory have incorporated spatiality into their works.

It’s in this chapter that Soja’s spatial vision is most lucid, and it’s damn interesting. Apr 10, Andrew added it Shelves: Soja accredits the historicism of orthodox Marxism with having snuffed sdward its revolutionary analyses. Place and Placelessness Geographies of Exclusion Definitely a must read for geographers and students of social science, but I was surprised by how much Soja leaned on past literature.

Soja’s Postmodern Geographies

Kevin Cox Chapter 6: And space makes a real difference in social theorizing. Spatial Divisions of Labour However, after such an excellent explanation of the dialectic of space in capitalism and a strong critique of the resistance to the role of space in critical theory, it seems ironic that his move to exhibiting the real-life example of the capital of postmodern geography seems much more like dry empiricism than dynamic analysis.


Urban and Regional Debates the First Round. The Geographical Tradition Starting with a history of the resistance to the conceptualization of space in critical theory, Soja explains how geography was often neglected for being considered to be stilted, empirical, and thoroughly undialectical as opposed to the preferred focus on time and history. Return to Book Page. Chapter nine tried then to give you a feel for the city, but I found Soja’s analysis of Los Angeles lacking. One might wonder 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 Verso books has made available one of Edward W.

It seems that the notion of social space as a concrete-abstraction like the commodity blows apart any crude settlement of the matter. Very academic, by the way. Matilda rated it really liked it Nov 27, David Harvey Chapter Written by one of America’s foremost geographers, Postmodern Geographies contests the tendency, still dominant in most social science, to reduce human geography to a reflective mirror, or, as Marx called it, an “unnecessary complication.


Denis Cosgrove Chapter Chapter eight went through economic numbers from to the present–circa Aug 04, Michael Alarid rated it it was amazing.

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Key Texts in Human Geography. Franck rated it liked it Aug 04, Retrieved from ” https: As Harvey is quoted in the book: Show Hide Page Numbers. I couldn’t believe this was a ‘distinguished professor’ speaking.

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