List of Plates List of Figures List of Contributors Preface Introduction: Modernity, Postmodernity and the Social Sciences (Georges Benko) Part I Reasons, Texts and Debates Around Postmodernism Postmodern Bloodlines (Michael Dear) Social Theory, Postmodernism, and the Critique of Development (Richard Peet) Shelf Length Zero: The Disappearance of the Geographical Text (Michael Curry) Part II Writing Space, Forming Identities Re-Presenting the Extended Moment of Danger: A Meditation on Hypermodernity, Identity and the Montage Form (Allan Pred) Identity, Space, and other Uncertainties (Wolfgang Natter and John Paul Jones) Belonging: Spaces of Meandering Desire (Ulf Strohmayer) Spatial Stress and Resistance: Social Meanings of Spatialization (Rob Shields) Lacan and Geography: the Production of Space Revisited (Derek Gregory) Part III Planning and the Postmodern Panning in/for Postmodernity (Ed Soja) Warp, Woof and Regulation: A Tool for Social Science (Alain Lipietz) Institutional Reflexivity and the Rise of the Regional State (Phil Cooke) Part IV The Politics of Difference Postmodern Becomings: From the Space of Form to the Space of Potentiality (Julie Kathy Gibson-Graham) Geopolitics and the Postmodern: Issues or Knowledge, Difference and North-South Relations (David Slater) Postmodern Space and Japanese Tradition (Augustin Berque) Imperfect Panopticism: Envisioning the Construction of Normal Lives (Matt Hannah) Imagining the Normad: Mobility and the Postmodern Primitive (Tim Cresswell) Conclusion Forget the Delivery, or, What Post are We Talking about? (Ulf Strohmayer) Index
Georges Benko is Professor of Geography at the University ofParis I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). He is a member of the editorial boardsof Espaces et Societes and GeoJournal and editor ofthe series Geographies en Libert and TheorieSociale Contemporaine, both published by l'Harmattan in Paris.He is the author of Geographie des Technopoles (Masson), co-author (with Alain Lipietz) of Les Regions qui Gagnentand editor of various books on Industrial Change and Social Theory.Ulf Strohmayer is currently lecturer in human geographyat the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of numerousarticles, co-editor of two books and author, together with MatthewHannah, of Gnostic Materialism: Cosmology and the Ruins ofSocial Theory.