1st Edition

The Body and the City Psychoanalysis, Space and Subjectivity

By Steve Pile Copyright 1997
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the last century, psychoanalysis has transformed the ways in which we think about our relationships with others. Psychoanalytic concepts and methods, such as the unconscious and dream analysis, have greatly impacted on social, cultural and political theory. Reinterpreting the ways in which Geography has explored people's mental maps and their deepest feelings about places, The Body and the City outlines a new cartography of the subject.
    The author maps key coordinates of meaning, identity and power across the sites of body and city. Exploring a wide range of critical thinking, particularly the work of Lefebvre, Freud and Lacan, he analyses the dialectic between the individual and the external world to present a pathbreaking psychoanalysis of space.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Part 1 Geographies of the Subject; Chapter 2 Environment, Behaviour, Mind; Chapter 3 Geographies Of Human Agency; Part 2 Spaces of the Subject; Introduction2 Introduction to Part II; Chapter 4 Myth Placed; Chapter 5 Misplaced; Part 3 The Subject of Space; Introduction3 Introduction To Part III; Chapter 6 Bodies; Chapter 7 In The City; Chapter 8 Conclusion;


    Steve Pile is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University and Research Associate at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and research. He is editor, with Michael Keith of Place and the Politics of identity and, with Nigel Thrift, of Mapping the Subject.