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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.

Spaces of Discipline and Government
Spaces of discipline and government

Foucault is one of many who want a new conception of how power and knowledge interact. But he is not looking for a relation between two givens, power and knowledge. As always, he is trying to rethink the entire subject matter, and his knowledge and power are to be something else. Nobody knows this knowledge; no one wields this power. Yes, there are people who know this and that. Yes, there are individuals and organisations that rule other people. Yes, there are suppressions and repressions that come from authority. Yes, the forms of knowledge and of power since the nineteenth century have served the bourgeoisie above all others […] But those ruling classes don't know how ...

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