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Book review: the view from above: the science of social space

Datu, Kerwin (2013) Book review: the view from above: the science of social space. LSE Review of Books (30 Oct 2013). Website.

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In mid-twentieth century France, the term “social space” – the idea that spatial form and social life are inextricably linked – emerged in a variety of social science disciplines. Taken up by the French New Left, it also came to inform the practice of urban planning. In The View from Above, Jeanne Haffner traces the evolution of the science of social space from the interwar period to the 1970s, illuminating in particular the role of aerial photography in this new way of conceptualizing socio-spatial relations. Reviewed by Kerwin Datu.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 15:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:02

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