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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Already a standard student reference, all the entries in this second edition
of Key Thinkers on Space and Place have been substantially revised and updated.
Recognizing how active and vigorous debates on space are, this edition includes
ten completely new entries, making the text even more comprehensive. It is a
unique guide to the life and work of those thinkers most responsible for the
current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Highlighting the work of more
than 60 key thinkers it provides a synoptic overview of different ideas about
the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and
With concise, uniform entries throughout, the portrait of each thinker
- biographical information and theoretical context
- an explication of their contribution to spatial thinking
- an overview of key advances and controversies
- bibliographies of primary and secondary literature
As a primer on the spatial imagination, the text illustrates the diverse ways
that space and place can be theorized: from humanism to Marxism, feminism to
post-structuralism, queer theory to post-colonialism. The book will be an
indispensable purchase not just for geographers, but for all those interested
in theories of space and place - whether in geography, sociology, urban
studies, cultural studies, or anthropology.