Key Thinkers on Space and Place
- Phil Hubbard - Kings College, London, UK, Loughborough University, UK, University of Kent, UK
- Rob Kitchin - Maynooth University, Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Cultural Theory | Human Geography (General) | Social Theory
In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences.
Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises:
- Biographical information and theoretical context.
- An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking.
- An overview of key advances and controversie.
- Guidance on further reading.
With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized.
An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.
"Key Thinkers on Space and Place" is an excellent text for a prompt and precise overview of the most important themes of the city and contemporary architecture. Although Zevi is missing, it remains a fundamental text for the analysis of architecture and the contemporary built environment, the contributions on scholars of postmodern geography and post-structuralism, in general, are well articulated, with an excellent essential bibliography and interesting food for thought. A fundamental text to understand the relationship between community, society, space and city.
I believe this book is a key resource for any subject dealing with the concepts of space and place. It highlights the key thinkers on these topics, and gives a very clear synopsis of each along with additional resources to follow up on. Definitely a book to add to your collection.
This is an excellent reference text and primer, but it has also inspired my work in surprising ways. For instance, the other day, while writing a draft for an article, I needed to clarify my understanding of a theorist. Not only was I able to do that with this text, I was also able to flip around in the book (using the index) to learn of other theorists and work that I was unfamiliar with. Each entry contextualises the theorists in terms of socio-historical context. The entries also articulate the main theoretical contributions to the field, as well as main texts to read. Highly recommend.
Very good collection of texts on key thinkers on space and place, makes it a very useful supplementary source for my introductory module on urban identities.
A good text. Would be a good supplement to current core reading for the unit.
This is a useful theoretical text for backing up practical work and offers exciting ways of framing new geographies.
great book for BA- students.
A broad range of contributors, some chapters more accessible and relevant than others.
A unique book to discover the roles of prominent figures in geography.
This book gives a significant insight for my students of geopolitical theories class. They can find every significant thinker on geopolitics, their work and thoughts in detail. An excellent study.
Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold,
Cindi Katz and John Urry.