Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This 2001 book presents a history of the uses, regulations and representation of the world-ocean, from approximately 1450 through the present. This history is told through a 'territorial political economy' lens, borrowing from world-systems theory, economic-geographic studies of the spatiality of capitalism, political-geographic work on the history of territoriality, and post-structural work on social conflict in the production of space. Just as the modern era has been characterized by a conflicting set of dynamic and contested spatiality on land, so has it been characterized by a conflicting set of spatial functions at sea. Evidence is marshaled from legal texts, literary and artistic creations, cartographic representations, advertisements, commercial and military history, and policy debates. The book concludes by considering how lessons learned from the history of the ocean may be applied to emerging spaces, such as cyberspace, where there is a similarly problematic 'fit' between social processes and the institutions of state governance.

Buy The Social Construction of the Ocean book by Philip E. Steinberg from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521010573
ISBN-10: 0521010578
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Social Construction of the Ocean book by Philip E. Steinberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Philip E. Steinberg

Contesting the Arctic by Philip E. Steinberg

Contesting the Arctic

Hardback, January 2015
$105.30
Social Construction of the Ocean by Philip E. Steinberg

The Social Construction of the Ocean

Hardback, October 2001
$135.00