• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Post-structuralist Geography is a highly accessible introduction to post-structuralist theory that critically assesses how post-structuralism can be used to study space and place. Key Features: Offers a thorough appraisal of the work of key post-structuralist thinkers, including Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Bruno Latour; Provides case studies to elucidate, illustrate, and apply the theory; Presents boxed summaries of complex arguments which — with the engaging writing style — provide a clear overview of post-structuralist approaches to the study of space and place; Comprehensive and comprehensible — communicating a new and exciting agenda for human geography. Post-structuralist Geography is the students’ essential guide to the theoretical literature.


In this empirical part of the book, we examine case studies which illustrate some of the theoretical issues raised in the first section. At the outset it should be made clear that these cases do not comprise simple applications of the theoretical frameworks emerging from the first part of the book. Rather they serve to show how post-structural spaces – for instance, spaces of singularity and multiplicity – are currently emerging within mainstream geographical research arenas.

The case-study chapters focus particular attention on the problematic interaction between complex, heterogeneous processes and coherent, stabilized territories. In so doing, they investigate efforts to ‘order’ space – that is, they show how various social actors seek to ‘ground’ complex processes in coherent and robust spatial arrangements. Thus, the ...

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