Spatial Formations

Spatial Formations

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This accomplished book, written by one of the leading writers in the field, is an essential guide to social theory and space. It examines the fascinating relationships between people, places, and things. Too often in sociology and geography, these are treated as separate categories. Author Nigel Thrift argues that they must be studied together. Spatial Formations is filled with nicely calculated, relevant examples. Thrift outlines a formidable analysis of how space is socially constructed, unmade, and reconstructed. He also provides the reader with a direct understanding of how social theory can be used to make sense of spatial forms and practices. He shows how spatial relations are made durable over space and time. These arguments are made through case studies, ranging from medieval time consciousness ...

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