Margath Walker, Spatializing Marcuse: Critical Theory for Contemporary Times – Bristol University Press, July 2022
This fresh appraisal of philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s work foregrounds the geographical aspects of one of the leading social and political theorists of the 20th century.
Margath A. Walker considers how Marcusean philosophies might challenge the way we think about space and politics and create new sensibilities. Applying them to contemporary geopolitics, digital infrastructure and issues like resistance and immigration, the book shows how social change has been stifled, and how Marcuse’s philosophies could provide the tools to overturn the status quo.
She demonstrates Marcuse’s relevance to individuals and society, and finds this important theorist of opposition can point the way to resisting oppressive forces within contemporary capitalism.
“Moving clearly between philosophy, social theory and a range of contemporary examples, this is a compelling political and geographical account of why Herbert Marcuse’s work remains of enduring importance today.” Stuart Elden, University of Warwick