Bibliography and Readings Recommended by Seminar Members

Benko, Georges and Ulf Strohmayer (eds.).  Space & Social Theory.  Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity.  Oxford/Malden, MA:  Blackwell.  (Recomm. by J. Flanagan - espec. Soja, Edward W.,  "Planning in/for Postmodernity," pp. 236-249).

Eade, John and Michael J. Sallnow (eds.).  Contesting the sacred : the anthropology of Christian pilgrimage.  London / New York : Routledge, 199. (Recomm. by W. Kort - espec. Eade, John and Michael J. Sallnow , "Introduction," pp. 1-29; and  Bowman, Glen, "Christian ideology and the image of the holy land," pp. 98-121).

Massey, Doreen, John Allen, and Philip Sarre (eds.). Human geography today.  Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 1999.  Especially chapter 13:  Edward W. Soja, "Thirdspace: Expanding the Scope of the Geographical Imagination ."  (Recomm. by J. Flanagan - a convenient and brief summary of the concept of Thirdspace).

Miller, D. W., "The New Urban Studies,"  The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 18, 2000.  (Recomm. by J. Berquist).

Mitchell, W. J. T., "Holy Landscape:  Israel, Palestine, and the American Wilderness,"  Critical Inquiry 26: 193-223. (Recomm. by W. Kort - excerpt).

Said, Edward W., "Invention, Memory, and Place," Critical Inquiry 26: 175-192. (Recomm. by W. Kort - excerpt).

Soja, Edward W.,  Postmetropolis : critical studies of cities and regions.  Oxford / Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000. (Recomm. by J. Flanagan - especially first chapters pertaining to space in ancient Southwest Asia).

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