Economies of signs and space / Scott Lash and John Urry.

by Lash, ScottLooking glass; Urry, JohnLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 1993.Description: vi, 360 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0803984723.Subject(s): Economics -- Sociological aspectsLooking glass | EqualityLooking glass | Social changeLooking glassNote: Bibliography: pages 327-350. - Includes index.
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This is a novel account of social change that supplants conventional understandings of `society' and presents a sociology that takes as its main unit of analysis flows through time and across space.Developing a comparative analysis of the UK and US, the new Germany and Japan, Lash and Urry show how restructuration after organized capitalism has its basis in increasingly reflexive social actors and organizations. The consequence is not only the much-vaunted `postmodern condition' but also a growth in reflexivity.In exploring this new reflexive world, the authors argue that today's economies are increasingly ones of signs - information, symbols, images, desire - and of space, where both signs and social sub

Bibliography: pages 327-350. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • After Organized Capitalism
  • Part 1 Economies of Objects and Subjects
  • Mobile Objects
  • Reflexive Subjects
  • Part 2 Economies of Signs and The Other
  • Reflexive Accumulation
  • Information Structures and Production Systems
  • Accumulating Signs
  • The Cultural Industries
  • Ungovernable Spaces
  • The Underclass and Impacted Ghettoes
  • Mobile Subjects
  • Migration in Comparative Perspective
  • Part 3 Economies of Space and Time
  • Post-Industrial Spaces
  • Time and Memory
  • Part 4 Globalization and Modernity
  • Mobility, Modernity and Place
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Conclusion

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