Mapping the Subject: Geographies of Cultural Transformation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Mapping the Subject

Geographies of Cultural Transformation, 1st Edition

Edited by Steve Pile, Nigel Thrift


432 pages

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Paperback: 9780415102261
pub: 1995-08-03
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pub: 1995-08-03
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Rejecting static and reductionist understandings of subjectivity, this book asks how people find their place in the world. Mapping the Subject is an inter-disciplinary exploration of subjectivity, which focuses on the importance of space in the constitution of acting, thinking, feeling individuals.

The authors develop their arguments through detailed case studies and clear theoretical expositions. Themes discussed are organised into four parts: constructing the subject, sexuality and subjectivity, the limits of identity, and the politics of the subject.

There is, here, a commitment to mapping the subject - a subject which is in some ways fluid, in other ways fixed; which is located in constantly unfolding power, knowledge and social relationships. This book is, moreover, about new maps for the subject.


'It provides compelling ethical, policial and theoretical encouragement to any prospective explorer. An exciting an inspiring read. - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography