Category Archives: Edward Soja

Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre?

This comes in response to a question to me on Twitter. Where should you start with Henri Lefebvre? I think many people, especially in Geography, go to The Production of Space. That’s a major work, certainly, but I don’t think … Continue reading

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The AAG meeting

I’ve spent the last week in Los Angeles for the Association of American Geographers annual meeting. It was mainly in the Westin Bonaventure hotel – made famous in the 1980s by the readings of Fredric Jameson and Edward Soja. I … Continue reading

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AAG Honors

The Association of American Geographers has announced its honors – to be presented in Los Angeles in April. Edward Soja and Sallie Marston received lifetime acheivement awards; and distinguished scholarship honors to Judith Carney and John O’Loughlin. Full details and … Continue reading

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‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’

Verso have posted another one their lists – this time ‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’. Twenty books here including Marx, Paul Mason, Peter Dews, Jameson, Anderson (Perry & Benedict), Stephen Lukes, Žižek, Eagleton, David Harvey, Therborn, Balibar, Vinayak Chaturvedi, … Continue reading

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Cities for People, Not for Profit

Very interesting collection forthcoming in October – Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City, edited by Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse and Margit Mayet – book details here. While on this topic, Kurt Iveson … Continue reading

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Writing rhythm and summer reading

I have been getting into a good writing rhythm since I got back from Amsterdam, with a dedicated two hour slot each day when I write with no distractions, followed by the rest of the day on editorial work, other … Continue reading

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Millner on Soja

I mentioned Ed Soja’s new book Seeking Spatial Justice a few posts back. There’s a review by Naomi Millner here.

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Other ambitious geography books

Thanks for the suggestions so far. Of those made in ‘comments’, I think that several of them don’t fit what I was calling for. Ratzel is far too old, and Glacken (1967) and Tuan (1977) a bit older than I … Continue reading

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The Production of Jerusalem

The Guardian has an interesting report about the new light railway being built in Jerusalem here. The last time I was there in 2009 there was a lot of work going on in Jaffa Street. The focus of the story is … Continue reading

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Alexander von Humboldt lecture

I’ve been asked to give one of the Alexander von Humboldt lectures at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in September 2010. I’m really pleased to accept this. The theme is on Making European Space(s). They’ve had some really interesting people … Continue reading

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