A Place in the World ?: Places, Cultures and Globalization

A Place in the World ?: Places, Cultures and Globalization

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This volume examines the challenges posed by globalization to the meanings we currently give to place and to culture, and questions the nature of the relationship between them. Issues of identity—cultural, personal, and of place—and the meaning of places and cultures are set in the context of the changing geography of social power. Beginning with international migration, the book establishes a centuries-old context of movement, settlement, and hybridity within which current debates must be set. It raises issues of the rights of movement of both capital and of people, and of the power struggle over the definitions of place and culture. It examines the importance and nature of the identities we confer upon place, and the significance of space and place in the constitution of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198741916
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: Shape of the World: Explorations in Human Geography Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.63(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Doreen Massey and Pat Jess
1. Migrations, globalization and place, Russell King
2. The conceptualization of place, Pat Jess and Doreen Massey
3. Place and identity: a sense of place, Gillian Rose
4. The contestation of place, Doreen Massey
5. New cultures for old, Stuart Hall
6. Places and cultures in an uneven world, Doreen Massey and Pat Jess

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