Category Archives: Edward Soja

Allen Scott on Edward Soja in Critical Planning

Allen Scott remembers his friend and colleague Edward Soja in the latest issue of Critical Planning (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Ed Soja died in the evening of Sunday November 1st, 2015, after an extended illness. His departure represents a … Continue reading

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Verso – Space and Power: Celebrating the life of Edward Soja (1940-2015)

Verso have published an online extract from Ed Soja’s Postmodern Geographies: the Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory, on the production of space and power in Los Angeles.

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Derek Gregory’s tribute to Edward Soja

A lovely piece by Derek Gregory remembering Edward Soja at Geographical Imaginations.

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Remembering Edward Soja (1940-2015)

Murray Low has passed on the sad news of the death of Edward Soja. I first heard him talk on Postmodern Geographies in 1995 – this would have been work that ended up in Thirdspace – and the talk really motivated … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre?

[The most recent version of this guide can be found here.] 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 … 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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