Society Action and Space: An Alternative Human Geography
This is the first English translation of a book which has been widely recognized in Europe as a major contribution to the interface between geography and social theory. Ambitious, crackling with original ideas and persuasively argued, it raises exciting new implications for the study of space and social theory.
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