Spaces of Flows/Spaces of Places

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The spaces of flows and spaces of places denote the interplay between two interrelated social‐spatial configurations that have emerged under conditions of globalization. Central to Manuel Castells thesis of the network society, these concepts have been taken up in cultural and environmental sociology, as well as in other social science disciplines, to understand both processes of marginalization from and transitions toward global modernity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer, Chris Rojek
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


  • network society
  • media
  • network(s) and
  • modernity
  • globalization
  • networks

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    Bush, S. R., & Oosterveer, P. J. M. (2018). Spaces of Flows/Spaces of Places. In G. Ritzer, & C. Rojek (Eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology John Wiley and Sons.