New Book: Seeking Spatial Justice

Posted by on May 24, 2010

An innovative new way of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live

By Edward W. Soja
University of Minnesota Press | 280 pages | 2010
ISBN 978-0-8166-6668-3 | paperback | $24.95
ISBN 978-0-8166-6667-6 | hardcover | $75.00

In Seeking Spatial Justice, Edward W. Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in  critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live.

“When one of the leading urban theorists in the world brings his thinking to bear on the meaning of contemporary urban social movements the result is this brilliant book that shows that another city is possible and explores the ways to achieve it.” —Manuel Castells, Professor Emeritus of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Edward W. Soja is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and for many years was Centennial Visiting Professor in the Cities Programme, London School of Economics. He is the author of Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Theory, Thirdspace: Journeys to Los Angeles and Other Real-and-Imagined Places, and Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions.

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