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Hannah, Matthew G.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 1,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Census data  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: JK246, 911.73
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Most widely held works by Matthew G Hannah
Governmentality and the mastery of territory in nineteenth-century America by Matthew G Hannah( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthew Hannah's book focuses on late nineteenth-century America, the period of transformation and upheaval which followed the Civil War and gave birth to the twentieth century. This was a time of industrialization and urbanization. Immigration was on the increase and traditional hierarchies were being challenged. Hannah explores the modernization of the American federal government during this period, using a rich tapestry of theoretical and empirical material. Discussions of gender, race and colonial knowledge are woven into an extended engagement with Foucault's ideas on 'governmentality' and other concepts from recent social theory. The empirical strands of the narrative are organized around the public career and writing of Francis A. Walker. A hugely influential figure at that time, he was director of the 1870 and 1880 US censuses, commissioner of Indian affairs and a prominent political economist and educator. Through an analysis of his work and his governing vision of social order, Hannah enriches and moves beyond previous interpretations of the period, demonstrating that the modernization of the American national state was a thoroughly spatial and explicitly geographical project."--Jacket
Dark territory in the information age : learning from the West German census controversies of the 1980s by Matthew G Hannah( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many of us think to question so fundamental and banal a part of modern life as the census. Dark Territory in the Information Age, makes it clear that we ought to. In this timely, exciting, important, and vividly told historical geography of the West German census boycotts of the 1980s, Matt Hannah shows us not only why so many West Germans refused to participate in state plans to count and categorize them, but why it was so vital that they did. By bringing to light an almost-forgotten historical moment at the tail end of the Cold War, Hannah illuminates the dark territories through which power works, while making it clear that the real question facing us in the 'information age' is not what is done with all the information about us that corporations and the state collects (as so much privacy activism seems to think), but how and why it is collected in the first place. Dark Territory in the Information Age is at once a brilliant unfolding of a social struggle of lasting importance in and beyond Germany, and a blueprint for current struggles over the gathering of information in a world seemingly bent on citizenship defined by brutal and total exposure
Direction and socio-spatial theory : a political economy of oriented practice by Matthew G Hannah( )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The embodied directedness of human practice has long been neglected in critical socio-spatial theory, in favor of analyses focused upon distance and proximity. This book illustrates the absence of a sense for direction in much theoretical discourse and lays important groundwork for redressing this lacuna in socio-spatial theory. Many accounts of the social world are incomplete, or are increasingly out of step with recent developments of neoliberal capitalism. Not least through new technological mediations of production and consumption, the much-discussed waning of the importance of physical distance has been matched by the increasing centrality of turning from one thing to another as a basic way in which lives are structured and occupied. A sensibility for embodied processes of turning, and for phenomena of direction more generally, is urgently needed. Chapters develop wide-ranging and original engagements with the arguments of Sara Ahmed, Jonathan Beller, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Virginia Held, Bernard Stiegler, Theodore Schatzki, Rahel Jaeggi, Hartmut Rosa and David Harvey. This book reinterprets practice, embodiment, alienation, reification, social reproduction and ethical responsibility from a directional perspective. It will be a new valuable resource and reference for political and social geography students, as well as sociologists and anthropologists
Ex captivitate salus : experiences, 1945-47 by Carl Schmitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Germany was defeated in 1945, both the Russians and the Americans undertook mass internments in the territories they occupied. The Americans called their approach automatic arrest. Carl Schmitt, although not belonging in the circles subject to automatic arrest, was held in one of these camps in the years 1945-46 and then, in March 1947, in the prison of the international tribunal in Nuremberg, as witness and possible defendant. A formal charge was never brought against him. Schmitt's way of coping throughout the years of isolation was to write this book. In [this book], [the author] considers a range of issues relating to history and political theory as well as recent events, including the Nazi defeat and the newly emerging Cold War. Schmitt often urged his readers to view the book as though it were a series of letters personally directed to each one of them. Hence there is a decidedly personal dimension to the text, as Schmitt expresses his thoughts on his own career trajectory with some pathos, while at the same time emphasising that this is not romantic or heroic prison literature. This reflective work sheds new light on Schmitt's thought and personal situation at the beginning of a period of exile from public life that only ended with his death in 1985"--
Foucault deinstitutionalized : spatial prerequisites for modern social control by Matthew G Hannah( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attention and the phenomenological politics of landscape by Matthew G Hannah( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comments on Julie Cupples' analysis of a "geoscientisation" by Matthew G Hannah( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sampling and the politics of representation in US census 2000 by Matthew G Hannah( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aufmerksamkeit und geographische Praxis by Matthew G Hannah( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mid- to late-nineteenth century United States census as a focus for positivist geographic thought by Matthew G Hannah( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spaces of benevolent abandonment : the German Air Security decision by Matthew G Hannah( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Governmentality and the mastery of territory in nineteenth-century America
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Dark territory in the information age : learning from the West German census controversies of the 1980s
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Hannah, Matthew G.

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