Author(s): Dušan Marinković, Dušan Ristić
Subject(s): Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy, Evaluation research, Philosophy of History
Published by: Српско социолошко друштво
Keywords: social practices; power; space; spatial turn; genealogy; Michel Foucault;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is an analysis of the different definitions of the space that have caused the revitalization of interest for this issue in the social sciences. Our assumption is that in the social sciences of the second half of the twentieth century, space lost the status of privileged epistemology of “old” geography, architecture and urbanism. As one important reason for the theoretical and epistemological regionalization of space in the social sciences, we emphasize the existence of different sources for these investigations: from the “discovery” of space in Vico, Montaigne and Montesquieu, to neo-marxism of Henri Lefebvre, critical geography of David Harvey and poststructuralist discourses on space. Although the work of the authors (Lefebvre, Foucault, Harvey) that we present in this paper belong to different traditions of research, their analyzes of space are connected with one key, multivalent term – human, social practices. Hence we emphasize the Foucault's geo-epistemology and his turn toward space which was, despite the various influences that have shaped it, authentical, different and previously unknown synthesis of historicity/ genealogy, practices, power and space.

  • Issue Year: 49/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 349-363
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian