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Places on the Margin: Alternative Geographies of Modernity

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The issues of space and spatial relations have emerged as key themes in the literature on modernity and postmodernity. Yet few have attempted to survey this kind of theoretical work and fewer still have endeavored to apply these terms in a concrete analysis. <BR> "Places on the Margin" attempts to correct this critical absence in three ways. It first demonstrates the mutual relevance of of sociology and geography. Second, it outlines a social theory of spatiality which focuses on the role of space in cultural formation. Third, it offers four detailed and penetrating case studies of how space plays an integral role in supporting social activities. This last section discusses the cultural meaning of Niagara Falls, the "North/South Divide" in Britain and its role in national myths about identity, and the Canadian spatialization of the Far North, which renders it the "True North Strong and Free"/Ma land of purity where the characteristic elements of "civilization" are effectively disrupted.Accomplished and richly illustrated, this stimulating book will be essential reading for students of the sociology of culture, geography, modernity and postmodernity.

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The debate on modernity and postmodernity has awakened interest in the importance of the spatial for cultural formations. But what of those spaces that exist as much in the imagination as in physical reality? This book attempts to develop an alternative geography and sociology of space by examining places on the margin'.

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ISBN:
9780415080224
Author:
Shields, Rob
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Shields Rob
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Geographical perception
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
International Library of Sociology
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8.54x6.36x.82 in. .98 lbs.

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