Mapping the Subject
Geographies of Cultural Transformation
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Mapping the Subject by Steve Pile
Book DescriptionRejecting static and reductionist understandings of subjectivity, this book asks how people find their place in the world. Mapping the Subject is an inter-disciplinary exploration of subjectivity, which focuses on the importance of space in the constitution of acting, thinking, feeling individuals. The authors develop their arguments through detailed case studies and clear theoretical expositions. Themes discussed are organised into four parts: constructing the subject, sexuality and subjectivity, the limits of identity, and the politics of the subject. There is, here, a commitment to mapping the subject - a subject which is in some ways fluid, in other ways fixed; which is located in constantly unfolding power, knowledge and social relationships. This book is, moreover, about new maps for the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415102261
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Handbook of Cultural Geography, Hardback (November 2002)» View all books by Steve Pile
Emphasizing the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook presents a comprehensive statement of the relationship between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.
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