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Title
Places on the margin - alternative geographies of modernity
Author
Rob Shields
format
Book
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19910117

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.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Human geography.|Spatial behavior.|Geographical perception.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
334

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