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.
Chapter 8: Post-Structuralist Ecologies
[I]t is not a question of anti-humanism, but a question of whether subjectivity is produced solely by internal faculties of the soul, interpersonal relations, and intra-familial complexes, or whether non-human machines such as social, cultural, environmental assemblages enter into the very production of subjectivity itself. (Goodchild, 1996)
In the preceding pages, we have charted a course across the rocky terrain of post-structuralist geography. We have taken in landscapes of fluidity and instability, as well as landscapes of permanence and solidity. We have encountered spaces of discipline and confinement, as well as spaces of movement and transformation. We have analysed heterogeneous associations, as well as the spatial imaginaries that animate such associations. We have reviewed the metaphorical terms used by post-structuralists to describe space ...