Space and spatial practice has emerged as one of the key themes in the literature on modernity and post-modernity. 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 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 the Niagra 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 "Truth North Strong and Free" - a zone of purity and otherness where the distinctions upon which civilization is based break down.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Rob Shields teaches at Carleton University in Ottawa.Review:
." . . a valuable contribution toward moving the current theoretical debate over space and society into the realm of concrete analysis."
-"The Professional Geographer
"This groundbreaking study will interest those committed to keeping abreast of current social theory. The case studies are good too!."
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Other, 1991. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10179854
Book Description Other, 1991. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0415040914-2-4
Book Description Other, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000968638
Book Description Other. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Contains staining. Ex-library with wear - may contain significant amounts of highlighting and underlining in pen or pencil. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-L-038-00887
Book Description Routledge, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Text and image are clean and unmarked, though the top edge of the pages is lightly foxed. Binding is tight and square. Dust jacket is ever so slightly edge worn. 334pp. Bookseller Inventory # 052456
Book Description Other, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0415040914