Places on the Margin: Alternative Geographies of Modernity

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Psychology Press, 1992 - 334 Seiten
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Space and spatial practice has emerged as one of the key themes in the literature on modernity and postmodernity. Yet few attempts have been made to survey the theoretical terrain of space and modernity. Fewer still have endeavoured to apply this material in the form of concrete analysis. Places on the Margin attempts to correct the balance in three ways. First, it demonstrates the mutual relevance of sociology and geography. Second, it outlines a social theory of spatiality which focuses on the role of the spatial in making up culture. Third, it offers four detailed and penetrating case studies of the role of space in supporting social activities: Brighton and its place image of the dirty weekend and the beach riots of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s; the cultural meaning of Niagara Falls; the north-south divide in Britain and its role in national myths of British identity; and the Canadian spatialization of the far North as the true north strong and free - a zone of purity and otherness where the distinctions upon which civilization is based break down.
 

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PI ACES ON THE MARGIN
3
a review in the form of eritique ll
11
Synopsis
24
HONEYMOON CAPITAL OF
117
THE TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE
162
THE NORTHSOUTH DIVIDE IN ENGLAND
207
SYNTHESIS AND IMPLICATIONS
255
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
279
Brighton and the dirty weekend
304
The True North Strong and Free
314
The NorthSouth Divide in England
322
Subject index
328
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Über den Autor (1992)

Rob Shields is Henry Marshall Tory Chair and Professor in the Departments of Sociology and of Art and Design. Previously he was Professor of Sociology and past Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University.

His focus has been urban cultural studies, particularly the social use and meanings of the built environment, urban spaces and regions, including tourist destinations, local identities, and the impact of changing spatializations on cultural identities. This intellectual project has been extended through a peer-reviewed journal "Space and Culture" (SAGE) founded in 1997.

He is the author of "Lefebvre, Love and Struggle "(Routledge, 1998), which is a widely cited classic in the field. He's also authored or edited, among others, "Ecologies of Affect "(WLUP, 2011), "What Is A City? Rethinking the Urban After Hurricane Katrina "(UGP, 2008), "The Virtual "(Routledge, 2002), "Places on the Margin "and "Lifestyle Shopping "(both Routledge, 1992).

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