- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides students of the sub-discipline with a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography; Geographies of the State; Participation and Representation; Political Geographies of Difference; Geography, Policy, and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.
Chapter 17: Working Political Geography Through Social Movement Theory: The Case of Gay and Lesbian Seattle
Working Political Geography Through Social Movement Theory: The Case of Gay and Lesbian Seattle
Where and What are Politics?
‘Politics today’, writes Magnusson (1992: 69), ‘is everywhere and nowhere, and this is very confusing for all of us’. Such a broad statement may seem trite, but it insists from the start that any understanding of politics must be sensitive to multiple geographies, and that certainly has not always been the case in the social sciences (Saunders, 1985; Agnew, 1989). Social movements (usually defined as organized groups of social actors that pursue collective political goals in society) have been one of the most compelling challenges to aspatial social science. And they are a big ...