Economies of Signs and Space

Economies of Signs and Space

by Scott M Lash, John Urry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803984723

ISBN-13: 9780803984721

Pub. Date: 01/24/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This is a novel account of social change that supplants conventional understandings of 'society' and presents a sociology that takes as its main unit of analysis flows through time and across space.

Developing a comparative analysis of the UK and US, the new Germany and Japan, Lash and Urry show how restructuration after organized capitalism has its basis in

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This is a novel account of social change that supplants conventional understandings of 'society' and presents a sociology that takes as its main unit of analysis flows through time and across space.

Developing a comparative analysis of the UK and US, the new Germany and Japan, Lash and Urry show how restructuration after organized capitalism has its basis in increasingly reflexive social actors and organizations. The consequence is not only the much-vaunted 'postmodern condition' but also a growth in reflexivity.

In exploring this new reflexive world, the authors argue that today's economies are increasingly ones of signs - information, symbols, images, desire - and of space, where both signs and social sub

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803984721
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/24/1994
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
After Organized Capitalism
PART ONE: ECONOMIES OF OBJECTS AND SUBJECTS
Mobile Objects
Reflexive Subjects
PART TWO: ECONOMIES OF SIGNS AND THE OTHER
Reflexive Accumulation
Information Structures and Production Systems
Accumulating Signs
The Cultural Industries
Ungovernable Spaces
The Underclass and Impacted Ghettoes
Mobile Subjects
Migration in Comparative Perspective
PART THREE: ECONOMIES OF SPACE AND TIME
Post-Industrial Spaces
Time and Memory
PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION AND MODERNITY
Mobility, Modernity and Place
Globalization and Localization
Conclusion

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