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Spatial Fixes, Temporal Fixes and Spatio- Temporal Fixes.

Jessop, Bob (2006) Spatial Fixes, Temporal Fixes and Spatio- Temporal Fixes. In: David Harvey : A Critical Reader. Antipode Book Series . Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 142-166. ISBN 0631235108

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Abstract

It is especially productive to probe major thinkers on issues central to their work and widely regarded as their strong points. Accordingly, my contribution reviews Harvey�s concern with the spatialities and temporalities ofcapitalism and capitalist social formations. Harvey is famous for stressing the importance of spatiality for an adequate historical materialism. If one phrase symbolizes this, it is surely �spatial fi x�. He has also shown how capitalism rests on a political economy of time and has explored the dynamics of time- space compression in both modern and postmodern societies. More recently, he has introduced the term �spatio- temporal fix� to decipher the dynamics of capitalist imperialism and its grounding in the interaction between capitalist and territorial logics of power. These interests are reflected in his successive but overlapping accounts of three interrelated fixes: spatial, temporal and spatio- temporal. Each works in its own way todefer and/or displace capitalism�s inherent crisis- tendencies but does so only by subsequently intensifying these tendencies and their effects. My chapter affirms Harvey�s key contributions on these themes but also suggests that they have signifi cant ontological, epistemological, methodological and substantive limitations. It also proposes a potentially more productive reading of the spatio- temporal fix that is none the less consistent with and, indeed, inspired by his approach.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spatial Fixes ; Temporal Fixes ; Spatio- Temporal Fixes ; David Harvey ; Regional Structured Coherence ; National Scale ; The Capitalist and Territorial Logics of Power
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 193
Deposited By: Professor Bob Jessop
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2006
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 21:11
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/193

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