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Thrift, N. J.

Works: 235 works in 1,003 publications in 4 languages and 22,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Trivia and miscellanea  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by N. J Thrift
Thinking space by Mike Crang( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and cultural theory has recently taken a spatial turn - using geographical concepts and mataphors to think about the currently complex This book looks at a range of social theorists and asks what role space plays in their work, what difference (if any) it makes to their concepts, and what difference such an appreciation makes to the away we might think about space. It thus looks to a two way exchange between the appropriation of geographical ideas and the work that those spatial sensitivities perform in various theories. Contributions from a range of geographical writers each take the work of one thinker, ranging from early this century to contemporary writers and from a wide range of disciplines. They draw out how they use spatial ideas, what role these ideas play in their thinking and what this may mean for how we think, not only about theory, but also about space itself. This is done by introducing the work of the key thinkers, then taking the ideas forward and examining their potential and pitfalls
Money/space : geographies of monetary transformation by Andrew Leyshon( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together in one volume the most important writings of Andrew Leyshon and Nigel Thrift on money and finance, this collection examines the economic, social and cultural manifestations that go to make up the multiple vision of money
Knowing capitalism by N. J Thrift( )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title looks at what the author calls 'the cultural circuit of capitalism', the mechanism for generating new theories of capitalism. The book traces the rise of this circuit from the 1960s to the present day
New models in geography : the political-economy perspective by Richard Peet( )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automobilities by Mike Featherstone( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Automobilities presents one of the first and most wide-ranging examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on rich empirical detail, from ethnographies of office work on the motorway to the importance of the car in French cultural theory, the contributions demonstrate just how significant have been the economic, technological, social and political consequences of a pervasive and accelerating culture of the car."--Jacket
TimeSpace : geographies of temporality by Jon May( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timespace undermines the old certainties of time and space by arguing that these dimensions do not exist singly, but only as a hybrid process term. The issue of space has perhaps been over-emphasised and it is essential that processes of everyday existence, such as globalisation and environmental issues and also notions such as gender, race and ethnicity, are looked at with a balanced time-space analysis. The social and cultural consequences of this move are traced through a series of studies which deploy different perspectives - structural, phenomenological and even Buddhist - in order to make things meet up. The contributors provide an overview of the history of time and introduce the concepts of time and space together, across a range of disciplines. The themes discussed are of importance for cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural and media studies, and psychology
The Blackwell cultural economy reader by Ash Amin( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reader shows that the pursuit of prosperity is the pursuit of many goals at once - from meeting material needs and making profit to seeking symbolic satisfation and fleeting pleasures." --book cover
Shaping the day : a history of timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800 by Paul Glennie( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shaping the Day is a study of the practice of timekeeping in England and Wales between 1300 and 1800. Drawing on many unique historical sources, ranging from personal diaries to housekeeping manuals, Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift illustrate how a particular kind of commonsense about time came into being, and how it developed during this period." "Overturning many common perceptions of the past - for example, that clock time and the industrial revolution were intimately related - this unique historical study will engage all readers interested in how 'telling the time' has come to dominate our way of life."--Jacket
Non-representational theory : space, politics, affect by N. J Thrift( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the non-representational theories which are currently widely dispersed within social sciences and the humanities, this text provides a new outlook to this wide-ranging field
Mapping the subject : geographies of cultural transformation by Steve Pile( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With no precise boundaries, always on the move and too complex to be defined by space and time, is it possible to map the human subject? This book attempts to do just this, exploring the places of the subject in contemporary culture. The editors approach this subject from four main aspects-its construction, sexuality, limits and politics-using a wide ranging review of literature on subjectivity across the social and human sciences. The first part of the book establishes the idea that the subject is constructed through detailed histories of the subject. The second part shows that sexuality cannot be assumed to be natural through the contributors' research on the place of sexuality in subjectivity and subjectivity in sexuality. The essays in the third part take issue with the idea of a singular, self-contained identity. Power relations and the effects of power are consistent themes throughout the book and the final section deals explicitly with relations of power, whether organized around gender, race, class or other kinds of difference."--Publisher's description
The Geography of multinationals : studies in the spatial development and economic consequences of multinational corporations by Michael Taylor( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class and space : the making of urban society by N. J Thrift( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is abut the place of space in the study of class formation. It consists of a set of papers that fix on different aspects of the human geography of class formation at different points in the history of Britain and the United States over the course of the last 200 years. The book shows that the geography of class formation is a valuable and cross-disciplinary tool in the study of modern societies, integrating the work of human geographers with that of social historians, sociologists, social anthropologists and other social scientists in an enterprise which emphasises the essential unit
Globalization, institutions, and regional development in Europe by Ash Amin( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the application of an institutionalist perspective which stresses the importance of institutionalizing processes within the economy, the chapters in the book argue that regional economic prosperity will depend upon the degree to which regions are able to mobilize flexible institutional strategies. The book concludes that adaptable regions with a diverse institutional presence can harness the forces of globalization to their own ends. Other regions, with more rigid institutional structures, face a bleak future
Globalization in Practice by N. J Thrift( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of globalization has become ubiquitous in social science and in the public consciousness and is often invoked as an explanation for a diverse range of changes to economies, societies, politics and cultures - both as a positive liberating force and as a wholly negative one. While our understanding of the politics, economics, and social resonance of the phenomenon has become increasingly sophisticated at the macro-level, this book argues that globalization too often continues to be depicted as a set of extra-terrestrial forces with no real physical manifestation, except as effects. The essays challenge this dominant understanding of 'globalization from above' through explorations of the mundane means by which globalization has been achieved. Instead of a focus on the meta-political economy of global capitalism, the book concentrates on the everyday life of capitalism, the not-so-'little' things that keep the 'large' forces of globalization ticking over. With its eye on the mundane, the book demonstrates that a series of everyday and, consequently, all but invisible formations critically facilitate and create the conditions under which globalization has flourished. The emphasis is on concrete moments in the history of capitalism when these new means of regular reproduction were invented and deployed. Only by understanding these infrastructures can we understand the dynamics of globalization. In short, punchy essays by distinguished researchers from across a range of disciplines, this book provides a new way of understanding globalization, moving away from the standard accounts of global forces, economic flows, and capitalist dynamics, to show how ordinary practices and artefacts are crucial elements and symbols of globalization."--Publisher's description
Spatial formations by N. J Thrift( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting analysis of how space is socially constructed, unmade and reconstructed, Thrift provides the reader with a direct understanding of how social theory can be used to make sense of spatial forms and practices, and how spatial relations are made durable over space and time
Cities : reimagining the urban by Ash Amin( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amin and Thrift maintain that the traditional divide between the city and the countryside has been perforated through urban encroachment, the thickening of the links between the two, and urbanisation as a way of life
City A-Z by Steve Pile( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring a fantastic line up of contributors, The City A-Z introduces the reader to a refreshingly new way of thinking about and understanding cities and urban life. Specially commissioned short entries capture moments of the city, constantly surprising the reader with entries ranging from poetry to prose, from paintings to a photo-essay, and from rigorous noisy analysis to quiet stories of city life. An 'ideas' map, similar to the London Underground map, links all the different themes providing a route through this unique text. Includes contributions from: Ash Amin, Anette Baldauf, David Bell, Walter Benjamin, Alistair Bonnett, Iain Borden, Stephen Cairns, Iain Chambers, Steve Graham, Dolores Hayden, Steve Hinchcliffe, Mary King, Deborah Levy, Eugene McLoughlin, Harvey Molotch, Miles Ogborn, Steve Pile, Roy Porter, Jane Rendell, Saskia Sassen, David Sibley, Sharon Zukin"
The price of war : urbanization in Vietnam, 1954-85 by N. J Thrift( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much rare material is incorporated in this unique account of urbanization in a developing country that was ravaged by war for twenty years. With due emphasis on the experience of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the authors present an account of what happened to the towns and cities of Vietnam between the establishment of Ho Chi Minh's socialist state in 1954 and the mid 1980s. The story is introduced through a general theoretical and empirical account of urbanization in socialist Third World countries. The book stresses the importance of the turmoil created by warfare in directing urbaniz
The Socialist Third World : urban development and territorial planning( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times, spaces, and places : a chronogeographic perspective by Don Parkes( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thinking space
Money/space : geographies of monetary transformationKnowing capitalismNew models in geography : the political-economy perspectiveAutomobilitiesTimeSpace : geographies of temporalityThe Blackwell cultural economy readerShaping the day : a history of timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800Non-representational theory : space, politics, affect
Alternative Names
Nigel Thrift British human geographer

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Nigel Thrift géographe britannique

Nigel Thrift xeógrafu británicu

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