Spatial analysis and social spaces

Spatial analysis and social spaces

The contributors to this volume examine the relationship between space and social life from many different perspectives, and provide illuminating examples from the archaeology of Greece, Italy and Cyprus, in which intra-site analysis offers ...

Author: Eleftheria Paliou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110266436

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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In recent years a range of formal methods of spatial analysis have been developed for the study of human engagement, experience and socialisation within the built environment. This volume brings together contributions from a number of specialists in archaeology, social theory, architecture, and urban planning, who explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks associated with the application of established and novel spatial analysis methods in prehistoric and historic built environments. The authors discuss the relationship between space and social life from different perspectives and provide many illuminating examples of computer-based spatial analysis methods in archaeology.
Categories: Architecture

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.

Author: University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826340229

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.
Categories: Social Science

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

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

Visibility analysis in 3D spaces: A new dimension to the understanding of social
space, in Paliou, E., Lieberwirth, U., and Polla, S. (Eds.), Spatial Analysis and
Social Spaces: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Interpretation of Prehistoric
and ...

Author: Andrew Bevan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315431925

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of spatial and spatio-temporal pattern recognition in the archaeological record, considers more wholly model-based approaches that fix ideas and build theory, and addresses those applications where situated human experience and perception are a core interest. Reflecting the changes in computational technology over the past decade, the authors bring in examples from historic and prehistoric sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to demonstrate the variety of applications available to the contemporary researcher.
Categories: Social Science

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2010

Computational Science and Its Applications   ICCSA 2010

In so doing, the social space analysis in module 3 aims at the empiric
investigation of these connections. Bernd Hamm has already pointed to the
social importance of space: “The social and spatial organization of a population
are mutually ...

Author: David Taniar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642121555

Category: Computers

Page: 628

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The four-volume set LNCS 6016 - 6019 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2010, held in Fukuoka, Japan, in March 2010. The four volumes contain papers presenting a wealth of original research results in the field of computational science, from foundational issues in computer science and mathematics to advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques. The topics of the fully refereed papers are structured according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and scientific application, high performance computing and networks, geometric modelling, graphics and visualization, advanced and emerging applications, and information systems and technologies. Moreover, submissions from more than 30 special sessions and workshops contribute to this publication. These cover These cover topics such as geographical analysis, urban modeling, spatial statistics, wireless and ad hoc networking, logical, scientific and computational aspects of pulse phenomena in transitions, high-performance computing and information visualization, sensor network and its applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, collective evolutionary systems, software engineering processes and applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, internet communication security, security and privacy in pervasive computing environments, and mobile communications.
Categories: Computers

Israel s Tabernacle as Social Space

Israel s Tabernacle as Social Space

Approached with an understanding that they describe a social space, analysis of
the tabernacle narratives uncovers the social mechanisms, systems, and
processes that make it possible to create this space. By describing how this
space is ...

Author: Mark K. George

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589831254

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Categories: Religion

Empirical Investigations of Social Space

Empirical Investigations of Social Space

This book provides an in-depth view on Bourdieu’s empirical work, thereby specially focusing on the construction of the social space and including the concept of the habitus.

Author: Jörg Blasius

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030153878

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This book provides an in-depth view on Bourdieu’s empirical work, thereby specially focusing on the construction of the social space and including the concept of the habitus. Themes described in the book include amongst others: • the theory and methodology for the construction of “social spaces”, • the relation between various “fields” and “the field of power”, • formal construction and empirical observation of habitus, • the formation, accumulation, differentiation of and conversion between different forms of capital, • relations in geometric data analysis. The book also includes contributions regarding particular applications of Bourdieu’s methodology to traditional and new areas of research, such as the analysis of institutional, international and transnational fields. It further provides a systematic introduction into the empirical construction of the social space.
Categories: Social Science

An Archaeology of Social Space

An Archaeology of Social Space

Analyzing Coffee Plantations in Jamaica's Blue Mountains James A. Delle ...
material and archaeological record of the Yallahs region provide an excellent
data universe with which to analyze the transformations in space that were
occurring ...

Author: James A. Delle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475791594

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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James Delle has solved a number of problems in Caribbean archaeology with An Archaeology of Social Space. He deals with most of the problems by using historical archaeology, and clearly implicates Ameri canist prehistorians. Although this book is about coffee plantations in the Blue Mountains area of Jamaica, it is actually about the whole Caribbean. Just as it is about all archaeology, not only historical archaeology, it is also a book about colonialism and national inde pendence and how these two enormous events happened in the context of eighteenth and nineteenth century capitalism. The first issue raised appears to be an academic topic that has come to be known as landscape archaeology. Landscape archaeology considers the planned spaces around living places. The topic is big, comprehensive, and new within historical archaeology. Its fundamen tal insight is that in the early modern and modern worlds everything within view could be made into money. Seeing occurs in space and from 1450, or a little before, everything that could be seen could, potentially, be measured. The measuring-and the accompanying culture of record ing called a scriptural economy-became a way of controlling people in space, for a profit. Dr. Delle thus explores maps, local philosophies of settlement, town dwelling, housing, and the actual condition of plantations and their buildings now, so as to describe coffee-Jamaica from 1790-1860.
Categories: Social Science

The Location of Religion

The Location of Religion

This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.

Author: Kim Knott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317313694

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within social, cultural and physical space. It examines contemporary spatial theory - notably the work of the influential sociologist Henri Lefebvre - and the many disciplines that have contributed to the spatial study of religion. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.
Categories: Religion

New Transnational Social Spaces

New Transnational Social Spaces

(1996; 1999 and in this volume) analysis of social institutions within transnational
migrant networks. ... Bourdieu's concept of social space is more an analogy with
geographic space thinking than an explicit concept of the relations between ...

Author: Ludger Pries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134559336

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Recent terms such as globalisation, virtual reality, and cyberspace indicate that the traditional notion of the geographic and the social space is changing. New Transnational Social Spaces illustrates the contemporary relationship between the social and the spatial which has emerged with new communication and transportation technologies, alongside the massive transnational movement of people.
Categories: Political Science

Spatial Turns

Spatial Turns

The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns, spatiality, and the theoretical implications of both in the context of German culture, history, and theory.

Author: Jaimey Fisher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042030015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 469

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The phrase “spatial turns” signals the growing importance of space as an analytical as well as representational category for culture. The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns, spatiality, and the theoretical implications of both in the context of German culture, history, and theory. Migrating from fields like geography, urban studies, and architecture, the new centrality of space has transformed social-science fields as diverse as sociology, philosophy, and psychology. In cultural studies, productive analyses of space increasingly cut across the studies of literature, film, popular culture, and the visual arts.Spatial Turns brings together essays that apply a spatial analysis to German literature and other media and engages with specifically German theorizations of space by such figures as Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin.The volume is organized in four sections: “Mapping Spaces” addresses cartography in all forms and in its intersection with culture; “Spaces of the Urban” takes up one of the key sites of spatial studies, the city; “Spaces of Encounter” considers how Germany has become a contact zone for multiple ethnicities; and “Visualized Spaces” concerns the theorization of space in film and new media studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sociology of Spatial Inequality The

Sociology of Spatial Inequality  The

A sociological look at the role of space in inequality.

Author: Linda M. Lobao

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791479971

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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A sociological look at the role of space in inequality.
Categories: Social Science

Mapping Spatial Relations Their Perceptions and Dynamics

Mapping Spatial Relations  Their Perceptions and Dynamics

Lyons, the Spatial Analysis of a City in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Locating and
... Its aim was to reach a new understanding of the transformation of urban and
social spaces by spatializing data at the buildings' scale. We thought that by such
 ...

Author: Susanne Rau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319009933

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This book is the product of an eponymous workshop, which took place in Erfurt in May, 2012, and which has since then been supplemented with four further contributions. The topics focus on the potential mapping of perceived urban space and spatial hierarchies as a consequence of social usage (undertaken by a variety of active participants) together with spatio-temporal changes as a result of factors such as demographic urban growth and decline. Historians, cartographers and geographers are brought together to present and discuss different models, ideas and new methods of spatial analysis and modes of representing changes in perceptions. The two main subjects are: the epistemology of spatial change and the question of (historical) media and adequate presentation. This work represents a first step toward the development of a new model for mapping urban changes and spatial relations concerning the past, present and future.
Categories: Science

Cyberspaces of Everyday Life

Cyberspaces of Everyday Life

"Addressing the social and cultural implications of spam and anti-spam legislation, as well as how the burst Internet stock bubble and the Patriot Act have affected the relationship between networked spaces and daily living, Cyberspaces of ...

Author: Mark Nunes

Publisher: Choice Publishing Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 0816647917

Category: Computers

Page: 223

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"Addressing the social and cultural implications of spam and anti-spam legislation, as well as how the burst Internet stock bubble and the Patriot Act have affected the relationship between networked spaces and daily living, Cyberspaces of Everyday Life sheds new light on the question of virtual space and its role in the offline world. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Categories: Computers

New Spaces and Old Frontiers

New Spaces and Old Frontiers

Salma Nageeb's book provides case studies and analysis of the lives of four Muslim women living in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Author: Salma Ahmed Nageeb

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739105965

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Salma Nageeb's book provides case studies and analysis of the lives of four Muslim women living in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Nageeb examines how these women negotiate their social space, locating their daily struggles within the increasingly rigid Islamic practice in Sudan. The women express resistance and cultural accommodation in different ways: while some choose to instrumentalize state and religious rules and rhetoric for their own aims, others stretch the boundaries with gentle persistence. These case studies provide a unique dimension to Nageeb's important sociological and social anthropological analysis of everyday life in the context of globalization and 'Islamization.'
Categories: Social Science

Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places   Urban Spaces

... 146, 147 Social space, 83, 84, 86 See also Public space Social urbanism, 40,
41 Sonic environment, 111 Soundscape, ... 86, 234 Space, See Public space see
also Urban environment; Urban space Space syntax, 203–205 Spatial analysis, ...

Author: Tim Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444906

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

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Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.
Categories: Architecture

Spatial Divisions of Labor

Spatial Divisions of Labor

Debate still rages over some of the questions Doreen Massey provoked in the classic first edition of Spatial Divisions of Labor, such as the nature of theory, the importance of contingency and uniqueness, and the relationship of Marxism.

Author: Doreen B. Massey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415912962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

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Debate still rages over some of the questions Doreen Massey provoked in the classic first edition of Spatial Divisions of Labor, such as the nature of theory, the importance of contingency and uniqueness, and the relationship of Marxism. This second edition addresses these controversies, and also reflects on other debates which have taken place over the last decade. It contains a new first chapter and a lengthy additional concluding essay in which Massey takes up the issues of the book's relation to Marxism, its position on explanation, its argument about the conceptualization of social space and its relation to gender and feminism.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Body and the City

The Body and the City

Exploring a wide range of critical thinking, particularly the work of Lefebvre, Freud and Lacan, he analyses the dialectic between the individual and the external world to present a pathbreaking psychoanalysis of space.

Author: Steve Pile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135082611

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Over the last century, psychoanalysis has transformed the ways in which we think about our relationships with others. Psychoanalytic concepts and methods, such as the unconscious and dream analysis, have greatly impacted on social, cultural and political theory. Reinterpreting the ways in which Geography has explored people's mental maps and their deepest feelings about places, The Body and the City outlines a new cartography of the subject. The author maps key coordinates of meaning, identity and power across the sites of body and city. Exploring a wide range of critical thinking, particularly the work of Lefebvre, Freud and Lacan, he analyses the dialectic between the individual and the external world to present a pathbreaking psychoanalysis of space.
Categories: Architecture

Spatial Questions

Spatial Questions

space. Time, and Space, are 'forms of social coordination of the experiences of
different people' said Bogdanov (1904—1906). ... How can we avoid allowing the
spatial metaphor to confuse analysis of a professional network or association?

Author: Rob Shields

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446275252

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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A thought-provoking exploration not about space per se, but rather about how we perceive space, and why it is important to look at space if we want to understand human interaction.
Categories: Social Science

Mapping Social Networks Spatial Data and Hidden Populations

Mapping Social Networks  Spatial Data  and Hidden Populations

In this brief volume, the techniques of network analysis, mapping, and finding hidden populations are explained in simple, practical language.

Author: Margaret D. LeCompte, University of Colorado, Boulder

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759117327

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Whether it is to understand the networks of individuals, the physical makeup of a household or community, or to develop strategies for finding difficult-to-reach populations such as the homeless or drug-addicted, applied researchers increasingly need to understand spatial methods. In this brief volume, the techniques of network analysis, mapping, and finding hidden populations are explained in simple, practical language. The authors describe when and how to use these techniques and offer numerous examples of how the methods have worked in community psychology, drug research, risk assessment, and network analysis, among other settings.
Categories: Social Science