Considering Space demonstrates what has changed in the perception of space within the social sciences and how useful – indeed indispensable – this category is today.

While the seemingly deterritorializing effects of digitalization might suggest that space is a secondary consideration, this book proves such a presumption wrong, with territories, borders, distances, proximity, geographical ecologies, land use, physical infrastructures – as well as concepts of space – all being shown still to matter, perhaps more than ever before.

Seeking to show how society can and should be perceived as spatial, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography, architecture and urban studies.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Funded by the DeutscheForschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Projektnummer 290045248 – SFB 1265.

chapter 1|15 pages


An Invitation to Spatial Theorizing
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part I|94 pages

Considering Space in Social Theory

chapter 2|15 pages

Understanding Social Change

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chapter 3|25 pages

Space in the Theory of Reflexive Modernization

The Location of Subjects from a Cosmopolitan Perspective
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chapter 4|14 pages

Wittgenstein's House

From Philosophy to Architecture to Philosophy
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chapter 5|17 pages

Mapping Assemblages

Analytical Benefits of Thinking with Space
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chapter 6|21 pages

The Invention of the Global

Constitutions of Space in Theories of Globalization
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part II|91 pages

Considering Space in Global Epistemologies

chapter 7|23 pages

Dividing the ‘World’

Spatial Binaries in Global Perspective
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chapter 8|23 pages

European Elsewheres

Global Sociologies of Space and Europe
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chapter 10|16 pages

Caste, Class and Space

Inequalities in India
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part III|74 pages

Considering Space in Meaning Making

chapter 11|26 pages

A Dangerous Liaison?

Space and the Field of Cultural Production
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chapter 12|13 pages

Object Affordances, Space, and Meaning

The Case of Real Estate Staging
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chapter 13|12 pages

Like a Child in a Supermarket

Locational Meanings and Locational Socialisation Revisited
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chapter 14|14 pages

Placing Performance into a Distressed Space

The Case of San Berillo
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chapter 15|7 pages


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