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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What a shattering assertion for those who see only through the spectacles of time. That said, this is really good.

There was an aspect of immediacy, something so human, about seeing people stare down the institutions of state oppression face to face. It’s quite dense, and heavily reliant on an at least passing familia Edward Soja is the absolute shit, but this is NOT a good starting point for his works. In the recent uprising in Egypt which ousted the octagenarian thug Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square became the symbolic and literal center of the aspirations of a wide-range of Egyptians hoping to awake from the oppressive doldrums of 30 years of emergency laws and neo-liberal social decay.

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

Click here for free trial login. The star it does get ppstmodern for cheering on Lefebvre. Any point worth making is endlessly regurgitated through awkward rephrasals; sprinkled as they are postmdoern the prose without any sequencing as that would go against the ever-so-radical premise of the book.

Consuming Places John Urry Limited preview – In addition to his readings of American feminist cultural theorist bell hooks b. 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 life and unending history.


Edward Soja is the absolute shit, but this is NOT a good starting point for his works. Postmodern Geographies is a collection of 9 essays which each deal with aspects of space sojq critical social theory. Nov 03, Lauren rated it liked it.

Soja is throughly correct to note the absence and assert the importance of a spatial dimension to social theory that has for geograohies long privileged the temporal I say that as a historian. Soja’s first published works as part of its radical thinkers series. 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 postmodeen a postfordist regime of “flexible accumulation.

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He is the author of several books on African development and on the economic and spatial restructuring of the Los Angeles region. Gillian Rose Chapter Soja here closely resembles Homi K.

In following essays, Soja goes on to narrate the various debates that come with incorporating the concept of spatiality into critical theory. Yavuz rated it liked it Jun 26, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Especially given the preliminary and open-ended nature of Postmodern Geographies, the ways in which we can reassert space into our political strategies is ample.

Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory

David Harvey Chapter Soja updated Lefebvre’s concept of the spatial triad with his own concept of spatial trialectics which includes thirdspace, or spaces that are both real and imagined. It’s in this chapter that Soja’s spatial vision is most lucid, and it’s damn interesting. Trivia About Postmodern Geogra The Geographical Tradition In this moment I am reading this book.


He had a Ph. No eBook available Verso Amazon. Paul Sparks rated it it was amazing Dec 20, However, I strongly recommend the chapter “Reassertions: It barely made it through the preface.

Soja’s Postmodern Geographies

Towards a Postmodern Geography. Showing the extent of this resistance, He is able to exhibit the originality of Henri Lefebvre’s thought in approaching space as well as tracing the awakening of Michel Foucault to the usefulness that geography would xoja in his own investigation of social institutions.

But from the perspective of a sociologist with a philosophy background lured into geography by the appeal of Henri Lefebvre this was the most excited I have been reading nonfiction in years. We are also shown how other big names in critical theory have incorporated spatiality geographkes their works.

In he was awarded the Vautrin Lud Prizethe highest honor for a geographer and often called the Nobel Prize in the sojja of geography. David Harvey Chapter 9: But they weren’t, really.

Books Previous Chapter Chapter Adrijana rated it really liked it Jul 02, Just wasn’t my cup of tea.