Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography by Jeremy W. Crampton, Stuart Elden

By Jeremy W. Crampton, Stuart Elden

Michel Foucault's paintings is wealthy with implications and insights pertaining to spatiality, and has encouraged many geographers and social scientists to boost those rules of their personal study. This booklet, the 1st to interact Foucault's geographies intimately from quite a lot of views, is framed round his discussions with the French geography magazine "Herodote" within the mid Nineteen Seventies. the outlet of the e-book includes a few of Foucault's formerly untranslated paintings on questions of house, a variety of responses from French and English language commentators, and a newly translated essay by way of Claude Raffestin, a number one Swiss geographer. the remainder of the ebook offers particularly commissioned essays which study the outstanding reception of Foucault's paintings in English and French language geography situate Foucault's undertaking traditionally and supply a chain of advancements of his paintings within the modern contexts of energy, biopolitics, governmentality and conflict. participants contain a couple of key figures in social/spatial concept reminiscent of David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara generators, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah. Written in an open and interesting tone, the participants talk about simply what they locate worthwhile - and troublesome - approximately Foucault's geographies. it is a e-book so that it will either shock and problem.

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Chapter 5 Response: Jean-Bernard Racine and Claude Raffestin Translated by Gerald Moore Hérodote, No. 6, 2e trimester 1977, 17–19. Geography as a Tool of Domination We don’t believe that the notion of strategy, as we have defined it, necessarily implies that through knowledge one makes war. The link with the concept of domination, on the other hand, seems to us more evident, more grounded. In geography, the knowledge linked to the ‘scientific’ analysis of central places has been transformed into strategy and, very precisely, into a technique of dominating and even occupying economic, political and geographic space.

Survival, Expeditions and Urban Change. Geographical Monographs No. 2. New York: New York University. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 6 Response: Michel Riou Translated by Gerald Moore Hérodote, No. 6, 2e trimester 1977, 21–3. The questions that Michel Foucault poses, it seems to me, are of a nature that allows the expression of several essential principles, and also are highly capable of supporting a Marxist conception of geography. With regard to Marxist geography, this will be undertaken later, as an illustration, a deepening and an enriching.

Paris: Gallimard, Four Volumes, 1994, Vol. III, 94–5. These are not questions that I pose to you from any knowledge that I might have. They are inquiries that I am asking myself, that I address to you, thinking that you are without doubt more advanced than me on this path. 1. The notion of strategy is essential if one wants to make an analysis of knowledge [savoir] and its relations with power. Does it necessarily imply that through the knowledge in question one wages war? Does strategy not allow the analysis of relations of power as techniques of domination?

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