Strange Places: The Political Potentials and Perils of Everyday Spaces

Strange Places: The Political Potentials and Perils of Everyday Spaces

by Alexandra Kogl

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Overview

Strange Places: The Political Potentials and Perils of Everyday Spaces offers a conceptual framework for thinking politically about place and space in an era in which globalization seems to be destabilizing places and transforming spaces at an unprecedented rate and scale. Responding critically to the tendencies within contemporary political theory to dismiss places as inherently confining spaces, author Alexandra Kogl explores the roles that places play in supporting a democratic politics of efficacy and resistance. Using concrete examples and cases, this interdisciplinary work is accessible to a broad scholarly audience, including political theory, urban affairs, geography and sociology scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739114759
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/09/2007
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Kogl is assistant professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Why Place, Why Now? Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Political Problem of Place Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Place in Capitalist Narratives and Practices Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Rhizomes and the Politics of Fixity and Flow Chapter 6 Chapter 5. From Arendt's Table to Pynchon's Used Car Lot: Relation and Separation in the Place of the Polity Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Making Meaning, Making Place: Place, Values, and Critique of Everyday Spaces Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Changing Places Chapter 9 Chapter 8. The Potentials of Place

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