By Stuart Elden, Jeremy W. Crampton
Michel Foucault’s paintings is wealthy with implications and insights pertaining to spatiality, and has encouraged many geographers and social scientists to enhance those principles of their personal study. This publication, the 1st to have interaction Foucault’s geographies intimately from a variety of views, is framed round his discussions with the French geography magazine Hérodote within the mid Nineteen Seventies. the hole 3rd of the e-book contains a few of Foucault’s formerly untranslated paintings on questions of area, a number responses from French and English language commentators, and a newly translated essay via Claude Raffestin, a number one Swiss geographer. the remainder of the publication 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 sequence of advancements of his paintings within the modern contexts of strength, biopolitics, governmentality and battle. participants comprise a few key figures in social/spatial idea resembling David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara turbines, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah. Written in an open and interesting tone, the members speak about simply what they locate beneficial - and challenging - approximately Foucault’s geographies. it is a e-book on the way to either shock and problem.