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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.

Dis/Ordering Space II: The Case of Planning
Dis/ordering space II: The case of planning

Through exclusively social contracts, we have abandoned the bond that connects us to the world, the one that binds the time passing and flowing to the weather outside, the bond that relates the social sciences to the sciences of the universe, history to geography, law to nature, politics to physics, the bond that allows our language to communicate with mute, passive, obscure things – things that, because of our excesses, are recovering voice, presence, activity, light. We can no longer neglect this bond. (Serres, 1995)

Introduction

In the last chapter, we gained some insight into complex interactions between spatial relations and territorial zones. We saw that efforts to separate out nature from society led ...

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