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Space and Social Theory
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Space and Social Theory



October 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 of interest to upper level students and researchers of social theory, urban sociology, urban studies, human geography, and urban politics.
 
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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