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"The reason for my enthusiasm for this book is that Doreen Massey manages to describe a certain way of perceiving movement in space which I have been - and still am - working with on different levels in my work: i.e. the idea that space is not something static and neutral, a frozen entity, but is something intertwined with time and thus ever changing - also when we are not occupying it.
"Destined to be widely read by many who are not geographers... in a publishing market currently so driven by what publishers think students will read, its lack of fit into established genres is hugely refreshing... a great book to read in terms of its head-on engagement with the spatial."
"Doreen Massey is one of the most profound thinkers in contemporary human geography, and her work addresses fundamental issues with great insight. This is a work of enormous ambition, breadth, and depth, and not a little complexity."
a classic, and it will always be.
A truly superb text. Excellent in every way. Accessible for my first years (GEG10013 Human Geographies) and provides depth too for my second year module on Society and Space (GEG20015).
A very insightful and thought provoking text, actually enjoyed by students - not an easy task!
A key text from one of the leading geographical thinkers offering a contemporary take on space. Reasonably accessible although I think some sections might be rather challenging for second year undergrad students.
This is an exceptionally well written book which challenges taken for granted notions of space in social science. It is both thought provoking and stimulating, and will serve as a reference point for years to come. The book is a must read for social scientists irrespective of discipline.
As a textbook, it is most suited for social studies modules especially in the fields of sociology and geography. It is not ideal as a core textbook for research methods modules as it includes limited methodological inferences, guidance or instructions.