Making Histories And Constructing Human Geographies: The Local Transformation Of Practice, Power Relations, And Consciousness, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Making Histories And Constructing Human Geographies

The Local Transformation Of Practice, Power Relations, And Consciousness, 1st Edition

By Allan Pred


254 pages

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This book is intended to acquaint American historians, anthropologists, and sociologists with a discourse that questions the prioritizing of the temporal over the spatial—the historical over the geographical. Allan Pred argues that neither the study of history nor the execution of social or cultural analysis can be divorced from human-geographical

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Pretext -- Making Histories and Constructing Human Geographies -- Biography Formation, Knowledge Acquisition, and the Growth and Transformation of Cities During the Late Mercantile Period: The Case of Boston, 1783-1812 -- Production, Family, and "Free-Time" Projects: A Time-Geographic Perspective on Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Cities -- Local and Regional Agricultural Transformation: The Case of Enclosures in Southern Sweden, 1750-1850 -- Popular Geography, Ideological Resistance, and the Transformation of Stockholm, 1880-1900 -- After Words on Then and There, Here and Now, and Afterwards

About the Author

Allan Pred is professor of geography at the University of California at Berkeley. For some time his theoretical and empirical writings have centered on the simultaneous making of histories and construction of human geographies. He has been an important figure in both the introduction of social theory into human geography and the introduction of human geography into social theory. Among his many previously published books are The Spatial Dynamics of U.S. Urban-Industrial Growth (1966); Urban Growth and the Circulation of Information (1973); Place, Practice and Structure (1986); and Lost Words and Lost Worlds: Modernity and the Language of Everyday Life in Late-Nineteenth Century Stockholm (1990).

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