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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.

Post-Structuralism and Relational Space
Post-structuralism and relational space

Geography is the study of relations between society and the natural environment. Geography looks at how society shapes, alters and increasingly transforms the natural environment, creating humanised forms from stretches of pristine nature, and then sedimenting layers of socialisation, one within the other, one on top of the other, until a complex natural-social landscape results. Geography also looks at how nature conditions society, in some original sense of creating the people and raw materials which social forces ‘work up’ into culture, and in an ongoing sense of placing limits and offering material potentials for social processes […] The ‘relation’ between society and nature is thus an entire system, a complex of interrelations […] Thus, the synthetic core of ...

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