Place and the Politics of Identity.

Keith, Michael.

Place and the Politics of Identity. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (242 pages)

BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- CONTRIBUTORS -- 1 INTRODUCTION PART 1 -- WHY THINK ABOUT PLACE, POLITICS AND IDENTITY? -- THE SPATIAL VOGUE -- QUESTIONS FOR MAPPING THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY -- Transparent landscapes: the myth of spatial immanence -- Anything goes? The perils of spatial relativism -- 'THIS LAND IS OUR LAND': TERRITORIALIZED POLITICS IN LONDON'S DOCKLANDS -- A dog's breakfast: the political economy of regenerating the docks -- The resistances of Docklands' people: different spaces, different politics -- DIASPORIC POLITICS AND POST-COLONIAL AUTHORITY -- FROM IMAGINATION TO POLITICS TO REALITY…AND ALL THE WAY BACK AGAIN -- 2 INTRODUCTION PART 2 -- MAPPING THE SATANIC VERSES -- ROUTE 1: THE CASE FOR MULTIPLE SPATIALITIES -- ROUTE 2: 'TAKING PLACE'-THEORIZING CONTINGENCY AND RADICAL CONTEXTUALIZATION -- SESTINATION: MULTIPLE SPATIALITIES, RADICAL CONTEXTUALIZATION, INCOMPLETE IDENTITIES, AMBIVALENT EPISTEMOLOGIES -- ARENAS OF DEBATE (IN THIS COLLECTION) -- Locations of struggle -- Communities of resistance -- Political spaces -- REFERENCES -- 3 CLASS RELATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE -- HAMLET, NORTH CAROLINA -- THE POSTMODERN DEATH OF JUSTICE -- THE RESURRECTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE -- Breaking out of the local -- Situating 'situated knowledges' -- CLASS RELATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE -- CONCLUSIONS -- POSTSCRIPT -- REFERENCES -- 4 GROUNDING METAPHOR -- THE REASSERTION OF SPACE -- METAPHOR AND FAMILIARITY -- SOURCES OF METAPHOR -- Althusser and Foucault -- Underdevelopment of spatial discourse -- Absolute space -- THE POWER OF SPATIAL METAPHOR -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 5 LOCATING IDENTITY POLITICS -- IDENTITY POLITICS: PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE OR REACTIONARY CELEBRATION? -- FREUD AND MARX: DECENTRED SUBJECTS OR POLITICAL AGENTS?. FEMINISM AND IDENTITY POLITICS -- PLACE AND ESSENCE -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 6 WOMEN'S PLACE/EL LUGAR DE MUJERES -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 7 READING ROSEHILL -- LOCATING ROSEHILL -- READING ROSEHILL -- Community, identity and story-telling -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 8 POLITICS AND SPACE/TIME1 -- SPACE AND TIME -- Radical geography -- Issues of gender -- An alternative view of space -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 9 BLACK TO FRONT AND BLACK AGAIN -- INTRODUCTION -- HETEROGRAPHIES OF SETTLEMENT -- RACIAL ANTAGONISMS AND DISLOCATIONS -- National insides-outside -- Diasporic out sides-inside -- BLACK JOURNEYING: A TEMPORARY CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- REFERENCES -- 10 THE SPACES THAT DIFFERENCE MAKES -- ON THE DIFFERENCES THAT POSTMODERNITY MAKES -- THE SPATIAL TURN IN THE NEW CULTURAL POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE -- FROM MODERN GEOGRAPHY TO POSTMODERN GEOGRAPHIES -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 11 QUANTUM PHILOSOPHY, IMPOSSIBLE GEOGRAPHIES AND A FEW SMALL POINTS ABOUT LIFE, LIBERTYAND THE PURSUIT OF SEX (ALL IN THE NAMEOF DEMOCRACY) -- 11a THE SPACE OF THE NOT-SPACE (OR WHAT'S SO INTERESTING ABOUT QUANTUM PHILOSOPHY) -- 11b CORRUPTIBLE INFINITUDES AND THE 'WHAT OUGHT TO BE' -- 11c DEMOCRATIC CELLS, MEMORY AND THE QUESTION OF THE URBAN-CITY -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 12 CONCLUSION: -- ETHICAL, EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND AESTHETIC GEOGRAPHIES -- SPACE, BOUNDARIES AND CLOSURE -- SPATIALITY, HYBRIDITY AND RADICAL POLITICS -- …AND FINALLY -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.

In the last two decades, new political subjects have been created through the actions of the new social movements; often by asserting the unfixed and `overdetermined' character of identity. Further, in attempting to avoid essentialism, people have frequently looked to their territorial roots to establish their constituency. A cultural politics of resistance, as exemplified by Black politics, feminism, and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimintion into spaces of resistance. This book collects together perspectives which challenge received notions of geography; which are in danger of becoming anachronisms, without a language to articulate the new space of resistance, the new politics of identity.

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Discrimination.;Human geography.;Identity (Philosophical concept).


Electronic books.

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