0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Topologies of Power by John Allen

Topologies of Power amounts to a radical departure in the way that power and space have been understood. It calls into question the very idea that power is simply extended across a given territory or network, and argues that power today has a new found 'reach'. Topological shifts have subtly altered the reach of power, enabling governments, corporations and NGOs alike to register their presence through quieter, less brash forms of power than domination or overt control. In a world in which proximity and distance increasingly play across one another, topology offers an insight into how power remains continuous under transformation: the same but different in its ability to shape peoples' lives.

Drawing upon a range of political, economic and cultural illustrations, the book sets out a clear and accessible account of the topological workings of power in the contemporary moment. It will be invaluable for both students and academics in human geography, politics, sociology, and cultural studies.

Buy Topologies of Power by John Allen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415521345
ISBN-10: 0415521343
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Topologies of Power by John Allen

Book Reviews - Topologies of Power by John Allen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Topologies of Power book by John Allen 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!)


Author Biography - John Allen

John Allen is Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. His publications include Lost Geographies of Power (2003), in addition to twelve books, both authored and edited.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.