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Badlands of Modernity: Heterotopia and Social Ordering (International Library of Sociology)

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IThe Badlands of Modernity offers a wide ranging and original interpretation of modernity. Through an analysis of some of the most important social spaces of the eighteenth century, this book examines contemporary debates about modernity and postmodernity, the character of social order and the significance of marginal space in relation to issues of order, transgression and resistance. <BR> Drawing on Foucault's analysis of heterotopia, or spaces of alternate ordering, Kevin Hetherington argues that modernity originates through an interplay between ideas of utopia and heterotopia. Tha Palais Royal during the French Revolution, the masonic lodge and the early factories of the industrial revolution are all analyzed as heterotopia, in which modern social ordering is developed. Rather than seeing modernity as being defined by social order, the book argues that we need to take account of the processes that produce social ordering, their ambiguity and the spaces in which they emerge, if we are to understand the character of modern societies.

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Draws on Foucault's analysis of heterotopia (defined as spaces of alternate ordering) to examine contemporary questions about modernity and postmodernity through analysis of important social spaces of the 18th century, looking at the character of social order and the significance of marginal space in relation to issues of order, transgression, and resistance. Settings discussed include the Palais Royal during the French Revolution, the Masonic lodge, and the early factories of the Industrial Revolution. Argues that modernity originates through an interplay between ideas of utopia and heterotopic practice, and stresses the importance of the processes that produce social ordering and the spaces in which they emerge.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-158) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415114707
Author:
Hetherington, Kevin
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Hetherington, Ke
Author:
Hetherington Ke
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Space (Architecture)
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Spatial behavior
Subject:
Space
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Human territoriality.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
International library of sociology
Series Volume:
154
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.14x9.21x.38 in. .56 lbs.

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