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Spatial Ecologies – Urban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory

Verena Andermatt Conley


This book takes a new look at the ‘spatial turn’ in French cultural and critical theory since 1968. The author examines how Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Jean Baudrillard, Marc Auge, Paul Virilio, Bruno Latour and Etienne Balibar reconsider the experience of space in the midst of considerable political and economic turmoil. The book considers why French critical theorists turned away from questions of time and looked instead toward questions of space. It asks what writing about space can tell us about life in late capitalism. The author links this question to the problematic of habitabili ... More

Keywords: spatial turn, France, cultural theory, critical theory, time, space, habitability, late capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317545
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317217


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Verena Andermatt Conley, author