Space and Power
Politics, War and Architecture
By (author) Paul Q. Hirst
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Space and Power by Paul Q. Hirst
Book DescriptionPaul Hirst was one was one of the most original thinkers of his generation. This book is being published post-humously after his tragic death in 2003. Written with verve and lucidity, it is a scholarly account of the various ways in which space is configured by power, and in which space becomes a resource for power. Erudite and exciting, the book combines new and old theory in an imaginative, yet pragmatic, way. It is typical of Hirst's ability to make inspiriational leaps across theoretical and disciplinary boundaries, critically combining insights from social theory, politics, history and geography. This is an important, forward-looking book that will influence academic debate for many years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745634555
(235mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Social Evolution and Sociological Categories, Paperback (March 2011)
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Author Biography - Paul Q. Hirst
Paul Hirst was formerly Professor of Social Theory, Affiliated to Birkbeck College, University of London
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