Space and Power: Politics, War and Architecture by Paul HirstSpace and Power: Politics, War and Architecture by Paul Hirst

Space and Power: Politics, War and Architecture

byPaul Hirst

Paperback | June 24, 2005

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Paul Hirst was one was one of the most original thinkers of his generation. This book is being published post-humously after his tragic death in 2003. Written with verve and lucidity, it is a scholarly account of the various ways in which space is configured by power, and in which space becomes a resource for power. Erudite and exciting, the book combines new and old theory in an imaginative, yet pragmatic, way. It is typical of Hirst's ability to make inspiriational leaps across theoretical and disciplinary boundaries, critically combining insights from social theory, politics, history and geography.

This is an important, forward-looking book that will influence academic debate for many years to come.
Paul Hirst was formerly Professor of Social Theory, Affiliated to Birkbeck College, University of London
Title:Space and Power: Politics, War and ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 24, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0745634567

ISBN - 13:9780745634562

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface by Grahame Thompson.


Part I.

1. Space and Power: Architecture, Politics and War.

2. Cities, Globalization and Governance.

3. Politics and Territory.

Part II.

4. The Spatial Dimensions of Power.

5. The Frontier, Conquest and Settlement.

6. War, Environment and Technology.

7. Information, Space and War.

Part III.

8. Foucault and Architecture.

9. The Defence of Places: Fortification as Architecture.

10. The Defence of Places: From Sieges to Silos.



Editorial Reviews

"Space and Power is a compelling and often witty critique of 'the end of geography' thesis, and a searching examination of the contemporary relevance of the work of Febvre and Vidal de la Blache. An important book by a truly first-rate thinker."

Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics and Political Science