The importance of the spatial dimension of the structure, organization and experience of social relations is fundamental for sociological analysis and understanding. Space and Social Theory is an essential primer on the theories of space and inherent spatiality, guiding readers through the contributions of key and influential theorists: Marx, Simmel, Lefebvre, Harvey and Foucault. Giving an essential and accessible overview of social theories of space, this books shows why it matters to understand these theorists spatially. It will be crucial reading for students in sociology, urban studies, human geography, politics, and anthropology.
- Chapter 1: Karl Marx: The Implicit Spatiality of Historical Materialism
- Chapter 2: Georg Simmel: The Space of Formal Sociology
- Chapter 3: Henri Lefebvre: The Production of Space
- Chapter 4: David Harvey: The Political Economy of Space
- Chapter 5: Michel Foucault: Space, Knowledge and Power
- Chapter 6: Legacies and Prospects: Spatialising Contemporary Modernity