Space the City and Social Theory

Space  the City and Social Theory

Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.

Author: Fran Tonkiss

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745628257

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories - such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community - are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
Categories: Social Science

Postmodern Geographies

Postmodern Geographies

" Beginning with a powerful critique of historicism and its constraining effects on the geographical imagination, Edward Soja builds on the work of Foucault, Berger, Giddens, Berman, Jameson and, above all, Henri Lefebvre, to argue for a ...

Author: Edward W. Soja

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860919366

Category: Science

Page: 266

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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." Beginning with a powerful critique of historicism and its constraining effects on the geographical imagination, Edward Soja builds on the work of Foucault, Berger, Giddens, Berman, Jameson and, above all, Henri Lefebvre, to argue for a historical and geographical materialism, a radical rethinking of the dialectics of space, time and social being. Soja charts the respatialization of social theory from the still unfolding encounter between Western Marxism and modern geography, through the current debates on the emergence of a postfordist regime of "flexible accumulation." The postmodern geography of Los Angeles, exposed in a provocative pair of essays, serves as a model in his account of the contemporary struggle for control over the social production of space.
Categories: Science

Urban Social Theory

Urban Social Theory

Provides a comprehensive coverage of urban social theory within the history of social thought and addresses many of the contemporary debates.

Author: Michael Bounds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114339364

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Provides a comprehensive coverage of urban social theory within the history of social thought and addresses many of the contemporary debates.
Categories: Social Science

New Urban Spaces

New Urban Spaces

Urban Theory and the Scale Question Neil Brenner ... The Fabric of Space: Water
, Modernity and the Urban Imagination. ... Edge City. New York: Anchor, 1992.
Geddes, Patrick. “A World League of Cities.” Sociological Review 26 (1924): ...

Author: Neil Brenner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190627188

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Openings: the urban question as a scale question? -- Between fixity and motion: scaling the urban fabric -- Restructuring, rescaling and the urban question -- Global city formation and the rescaling of urbanization -- Cities and the political geographies of the "new" economy -- Competitive city-regionalism and the politics of scale -- Urban growth machines : but at what scale? -- A thousand layers: geographies of uneven development -- Planetary urbanization: mutations of the urban question -- Afterword: new spaces of urbanization
Categories: Political Science

Space Program Benefits

Space Program Benefits

Hearing Before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United
States Senate, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session, April 6, 1970 United
States. Congress. ... A social theory to guide urban society is nonexistent - or
worse !

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000011023243

Category: Space sciences

Page: 121

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Categories: Space sciences

Space Program Benefits

Space Program Benefits

Most importantly — the social science which should provide the social theory to
guide urban experimentation and " score " its successes and failures has not yet
matured . This makes the information feedback to the fractionated city halls and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045060055

Category:

Page: 379

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Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. thought of as narrow and future
- oriented , in contrast to those of cities which tend to be broad and oriented to the
past . ... A social theory to guide urban society is nonexistent — or worse !

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3557081

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Urban Planning

Urban Planning

Typically , in British Development Plans , for example , amounts of space are
expected to be used for particular activities in a ... 1 Relational Theories of Urban
Time - Space Firstly , recent social theories stress the very real heterogeneity of
the ...

Author: Tüzin Baycan Levent

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: IND:30000124480769

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 643

This volume contains a collection of classic and more recent papers that provide insight into the problems encountered in urbanization and the ways in which planning has evolved to meet the resultant challenges.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Political Economy and Social Theory

Urban Political Economy and Social Theory

For Lefebvre it is the existence of a single code ( humanism ) for the organisation
of social space which accounts for the continuous harmonic beauty of the cities
developed according to this principle ( Siena , Firenza , Lucca , etc . ) .

Author: Ray Forrest

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037874778

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 187

Categories: Social Science

The Social Production of Urban Space

The Social Production of Urban Space

From reviews of the first edition: "This is perhaps the best theoretically oriented book by a United States urban sociologist since the work of Firey, Hawley, and Sjoberg in the 1940s and 1950s.

Author: M. Gottdiener

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292786493

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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From reviews of the first edition: "This is perhaps the best theoretically oriented book by a United States urban sociologist since the work of Firey, Hawley, and Sjoberg in the 1940s and 1950s.... Gottdiener is on the cutting edge of urban theoretical work today." —Joe R. Feagin, Contemporary Sociology Since its first publication in 1985, The Social Production of Urban Space has become a landmark work in urban studies. In this second edition, M. Gottdiener assesses important new theoretical models of urban space—and their shortcomings—including the global perspective, the flexible accumulation school, postmodernism, the new international division of labor, and the "growth machine" perspective. Going beyond the limitations of these and older theories, Gottdiener proposes a model of urban growth that accounts for the deconcentration away from the central city that began in the United States in the 1920s and continues today. Sociologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, and urban planners will find his interdisciplinary approach to urban science invaluable, as it is currently the most comprehensive treatment of European and American work in these related fields.
Categories: Social Science

Skateboarding Space and the City

Skateboarding  Space and the City

Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment with an estimated 40 million worldwide. Iain Borden demonstrates that street-style skateboarding offers a critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859734936

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment with an estimated 40 million worldwide. Iain Borden demonstrates that street-style skateboarding offers a critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.
Categories: Social Science

Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lefebvre

This book is a vital resource for students and researchers in law, sociology, geography and politics, and all readers interested in the application of Lefebvre's social theory to specific legal and political contexts.

Author: Chris Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415459679

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 958

While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre's writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there has been no comprehensive consideration of his work within legal studies. Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City provides the first serious analysis of the relevance and importance of this significant thinker for the study of law and state power. Introducing Lefebvre to a legal audience, this book identifies the central themes that run through his work, including his unorthodox, humanist approach to Marxist theory, his sociological and methodological contributions to the study of everyday life and his theory of the production of space. These elements of Lefebvre's thought are explored through detailed investigations of the relationships between law, legal form and processes of abstraction; the spatial dimensions of neoliberal configurations of state power; the political and aesthetic aspects of the administrative ordering of everyday life; and the 'right to the city' as the basis for asserting new forms of spatial citizenship. Chris Butler argues that Lefebvre's theoretical categories suggest a way for critical legal scholars to conceptualise law and state power as continually shaped by political struggles over the inhabitance of space. This book is a vital resource for students and researchers in law, sociology, geography and politics, and all readers interested in the application of Lefebvre's social theory to specific legal and political contexts.
Categories: Law

Society the City and the Space economy of Urbanism

Society  the City  and the Space economy of Urbanism

in Perloff , H. and Wingo , L. , ( eds ) , Issues in Urban Economics ( Johns
Hopkins ; Baltimore ) . 3. I have discussed this idea more fully in Harvey , D. , (
forthcoming ) , “ Revolutionary and Counter - Revolutionary Theory in Geography
and the ...

Author: David Harvey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008313606

Category: Space in economics

Page: 56

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Categories: Space in economics

Social Theory and Practice

Social Theory and Practice

The result would be severe overcrowding ; the collapse of government social
programs , including educational and health services ; ethnic violence ... Each of
these predictions merits a lengthy discussion on its own , but limitations of space
preclude this . ... 57 % of Americans have never lived outside their current state of
residence , and 37 % have never lived outside the city in which they were born .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435077353308

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

City Magazine

City Magazine

... and mainstream urban studies structuralists who discount the possibilposed by
the Post - industrial thesis . which privileges social space over in - ity of creating
general social theories Interestingly enough , for a number of dustrial space .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077931270

Category: Cities and towns

Page:

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Categories: Cities and towns

Negotiating Urban Conflicts

Negotiating Urban Conflicts

His academic interests span urban studies , ethnomethodology , science and
technology studies , social theory , and the interactions between space /
materiality and human corporality . Graham , Stephen , is professor of human
geography at ...

Author: Helmuth Berking

Publisher: Transcript Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015063179090

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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Cities have always been arenas of social and symbolic conflict. As places of encounter between different classes, ethnic groups, and lifestyles, cities play the role of powerful integrators; yet on the other hand urban contexts are the ideal setting for marginalization and violence. The struggle over control of urban spaces is an ambivalent mode of sociation: while producing themselves, groups produce exclusive spaces and then, in turn, use the boundaries they have created to define themselves. This volume presents major urban conflicts and analyzes modes of negotiation against the theoretical background of postcolonialism.
Categories: Social Science

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Society & space. D. linguistic , and spatial turns in social theory . ... Between Marx
and Heidegger : politics , philosophy and Lefebvre's The Production of Space
Antipode 36 86 - 105 Goonewardena K , 2004 , “ The urban sensorium : space ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047304681

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.
Categories: Electronic journals

Urban Space And Representation

Urban Space And Representation

Maria Balshaw and Liam Kennedy , University of Birmingham Introduction :
Urban Space and Representation The city ... David Harvey observes that literary
theory has ' permeate [ d ] social theory ' in analysis of urban space while others ...

Author: Maria Balshaw

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015048596038

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

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An innovative and interdisciplinary collection of new work on the forms and meanings of the modern city in literary, film and cultural studies.
Categories: Architecture

Space and Social Theory

Space and Social Theory

In this book, the world's leading spacial theorists provide new accounts of the central questions and issues in social-spacial theory with critical perspectives on the post-modern condition.

Author: Georges Benko

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631194665

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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In this book, the world's leading spacial theorists provide new accounts of the central questions and issues in social-spacial theory with critical perspectives on the post-modern condition.
Categories: Social Science

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

... Public Space ; Social Space ; Spatial Analysis ; Cities ; Consumption ;
SA14321 Sociology of Culture ; Social Space ; Cities ... Social Space ; SA 14324
Modernity ; Social Space ; Spatial Analysis ; Globalization ; Sociological Theory ;
Social ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029370983

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology