Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Business & Economics - 429 pages
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David Harvey is the most influential geographer of our era, possessing a reputation that extends across the social sciences and humanities. Spaces of Capital, a collection of seminal articles and new essays spanning three decades, demonstrates why his work has had-and continues to have-such a major impact. The book gathers together some of Harvey's best work on two of his central concerns: the relationship between geographical thought and political power as well as the capitalist production of space. In addition, he chips away at geography's pretenses of "scientific" neutrality and grounds spatial theory in social justice. Harvey also reflects on the work and careers of little-noticed or misrepresented figures in geography's intellectual history-Kant, Von Thünen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others.
  

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The most important contribution of this book is the approach towards critical geography and the way geography as a discipline evolved out of its mainstream history towards a more critical analytical ... Read full review

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David Harvey doesn't have an easy task. As one of the few geographers who is watched by the whole cultural-studies set, he has to build a bridge between geographic writing and more general ... Read full review

Contents

an interview with the editors
3
What kind of geography for what kind of public policy?
27
Population resources and the ideology of science
38
On countering the Marxian myth Chicagostyle
68
a memoire
90
the factory of fragmentation
121
A view from Federal Hill
128
the conceptual
158
a reconstruction
237
The Marxian theory of the state
267
Hegel Von Thiinen and Marx
284
The geopolitics of capitalism
312
The geography of class power
369
globalization and the commodification
394
Bibliography
412
Index
423

social movements in the city
188
geographical knowledges
208

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About the author (2001)

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School. He was previously Professor of Geography at both the Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. His books include Explanation in Geography (1969), Social Justice and the City (1973), The Limits to Capital (1982), The Urban Experience (1988), The Condition of Postmodernity (1989), Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (1996) and Spaces of Hope (2000).

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