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.

Georg Simmel: The Space of Formal Sociology

Georg Simmel: The Space of Formal Sociology

Georg Simmel: The space of formal sociology

The previous chapter sought to extricate the spatial dimension in Marx's historical materialist analysis of capitalism. It was possible to recognise an implicit if not explicit and formal consideration of the spatiality of capitalism as a mode of production, of space as a force of production, of the ...

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