edward soja, Postmodern Geographies. (the italics are his.)
while sections of soja's book proved interesting, it was steeped in marxism and materialism, which is, to be completely honest, not where i want to go. i wish to focus upon the people, and while knowing certain aspects about the economics of an area will definitely help, i can't see myself stomaching more than a few of these marxist (or, as soja would have you believe) post marxist geography texts.
but there were interesting factors.
however, what i think i took mostly from this, was that i do want to focus on the people of sydney. where in the past i have said that i am writing a novel on sydney, i think i will now have to focus it and say: the people living in sydney.
but i can't say i won't look into a few more of these texts. but if they all proceed to prove as uninteresting as the majority of soja's to me, then i think i will begin looking elsewhere.