V. Postmodern Geography
Benko, George, &
Ulf Strohmayer, eds. Space and Social History: Interpreting Modernity
and Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.
"A great deal has been written on what has variously been described as the postmodern condition and on postmodern culture, architecture, art and society. in this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.
"But the book is much more than this: in the course of his investigation the author provides a social and semantic history -- from the Enlightenment to the present -- of modernism and its expression in politcal and social ideas and movements, as well as in art, literature and architecture. He considers in particular how the meaning and perception of time and space themselves vary over time and space, and shows that this variance affects individual values and social processes of the most fundamental kind." from the back cover
Gottdiener, M. Postmodern Semiotics: Material Culture and the Forms of Postmodern Life. Cambridge: Blackwell,1995.
(On the malls, Disneyland, the role od signs and advertising in late capitalism, fashion, the body, rock subcultures, and the question of identity.)
Grosz, Elizabeth. "tBodies-Cities."
Sexuality and Space. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.
(from the back cover) Focusing on post-industrial economies, the study examines social inequality and changing experiences of time, space, culture, travel, the environment and globalization. Through a comparative analysis of the UK and USA, Germany and Japan, Lash and Urry show how restructuration after organized capitalism has its basis in increasingly reflexive social actors and organizations. . . .
In exploring this new reflexive world, Lash and Urry argue that today's economies are increasingly economies of signs - information, symbols, images, desire -- and of space, where both signs and social subjects - refugees, financiers, tourists, flaneurs - are mobile over ever greater distances.
Lefebvre, H. (1991) The
production of Space. London: Basil Blackwell.