The Nature of Space

The Nature of Space

  • Author: Santos, Milton; Baletti, Brenda; Hecht, Susanna
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Serie: Latin America in Translation
  • ISBN: 9781478013488
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781478021704
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2021
  • Month: July
  • Pages: 299
  • Language: English
In The Nature of Space, pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos attends to globalization writ large and how local and global orders intersect in the construction of space. Santos offers a theory of human space based on relationships between time and ontology. He argues that when geographers consider the inseparability of time and space, they can then transcend fragmented realities and partial truths without trying to theorize their way around them. Based on these premises, Santos examines the role of space, which he defines as indissoluble systems of objects and systems of actions in social processes, while providing a geographic contribution to the production of a critical social theory.
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction to the english-language edition: Milton Santos: Rebel of the Backlands, Insurgent Academic, Prescient Scholar / Susanna Hecht
  • Introduction
  • I. An Ontology of Space: Founding Ideas
    • 1. Techniques, Time, and Geographic Space
    • 2. Space: Systems of Objects, Systems of Action
    • 3. Geographic Space, a Hybrid
  • II. The Production of Content-Forms
    • 4. Space and the Notion of Totality
    • 5. From the Diversification of Nature to the Territorial Division of Labor
    • 6. Time (Events) and Space
  • III. For a Geography of The Present
    • 7. The Current Technical System
    • 8. Unicities: The Production of Planetary Intelligence
    • 9. Objects and Actions Today:Norms and Territory
    • 10. From the Natural Milieu to the Technical-Scientific-Informational Milieu
    • 11. For a Geography of Networks
    • 12. Horizontalities and Verticalities
    • 13. Spaces of Rationality
  • IV. The Power of Place
    • 14. Place and the Everyday
    • Universal Order, Local Order: Summary and Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
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