By Stuart Elden, Jeremy W. Crampton

Michel Foucault’s paintings is wealthy with implications and insights bearing on spatiality, and has encouraged many geographers and social scientists to improve those rules of their personal examine. This e-book, the 1st to interact Foucault’s geographies intimately from quite a lot of views, is framed round his discussions with the French geography magazine Hérodote within the mid Seventies. the outlet 3rd of the ebook contains a few of Foucault’s formerly untranslated paintings on questions of house, a number of responses from French and English language commentators, and a newly translated essay by way of Claude Raffestin, a number one Swiss geographer. the remainder of the e-book offers in particular commissioned essays which research the outstanding reception of Foucault’s paintings in English and French language geography; situate Foucault’s undertaking traditionally; and supply a sequence of advancements of his paintings within the modern contexts of energy, biopolitics, governmentality and battle. participants contain a couple of key figures in social/spatial idea corresponding to David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara generators, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah. Written in an open and interesting tone, the members talk about simply what they locate precious - and not easy - approximately Foucault’s geographies. it is a booklet on the way to either shock and problem.

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