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Torsten Hägerstrand and social theory

Torsten Hägerstrand and social theory Torsten Hdgerstrand 337 (1916-2004) Torsten Hiagerstrand and social theory Nigel Thrift Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OXI 3PD, UK I Introduction dimensions. For example, in the 1970s and I am not sure that Torsten Higerstrand ever 1980s it was taken up for itself as a contri- that he would have a thought impact bution to 'spatializing social theory. For those major on social theory. Indeed, he has sometimes at the time who were looking to do social been painted as an accidental social theorist. theory as something rather more than eth- But I am sure that he made an nomethodology and something less than the equally import- ant contribution to the development of social great slab-sided social theory supertankers theory through being one ofthe first to hold a like Marxism, it provide a gathering point to view of its and discuss all manner ofissues. Most it particular powers possibilities, especially, one which wanted to bring it down to earth. made it possible to talk about distinct events In this, one might well argue, he showed without simply falling back into the unembell- considerable ished certainties of the realm prescience. empirical (e.g. I first metTorsten http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Progress in Human Geography SAGE

Torsten Hägerstrand and social theory

Progress in Human Geography , Volume 29 (3): 4 – Jun 1, 2005

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Torsten Hdgerstrand 337 (1916-2004) Torsten Hiagerstrand and social theory Nigel Thrift Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OXI 3PD, UK I Introduction dimensions. For example, in the 1970s and I am not sure that Torsten Higerstrand ever 1980s it was taken up for itself as a contri- that he would have a thought impact bution to 'spatializing social theory. For those major on social theory. Indeed, he has sometimes at the time who were looking to do social been painted as an accidental social theorist. theory as something rather more than eth- But I am sure that he made an nomethodology and something less than the equally import- ant contribution to the development of social great slab-sided social theory supertankers theory through being one ofthe first to hold a like Marxism, it provide a gathering point to view of its and discuss all manner ofissues. Most it particular powers possibilities, especially, one which wanted to bring it down to earth. made it possible to talk about distinct events In this, one might well argue, he showed without simply falling back into the unembell- considerable ished certainties of the realm prescience. empirical (e.g. I first metTorsten

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Published: Jun 1, 2005

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