Space, Place and Capitalism

The Literary Geographies of The Unknown Industrial Prisoner

Authors: Heino, Brett

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  • Represents the first use of literary geography to study the work of David Ireland
  • Creates an innovative theoretical framework, drawing from radical geography and structural Marxist literary analysis
  • Examines the articulation and interaction of human and non-human environments in Ireland’s work
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This book is an original contribution to literary geography and commentaries on the work of David Ireland. It plots the relationship between the spaces and places of 1970s Australian capitalism as it evolves through Ireland’s 1971 Miles Franklin prize-winning novel The Unknown Industrial Prisoner. In particular, the book theorises the relationship between space and place in literature through two highly innovative arguments: a focus on the spatial unconscious as a means to assess and track the spatiality of capitalism in the novel form; and the articulation of a regime of space through the perceived, conceived and lived constitution of space. Drawing together concepts from radical geography and structural Marxist literary theory, it explores the dominance of the regime of abstract space in the Australian context. The text also examines the nature and possibilities of place-based strategies of resistance, and concludes by suggesting opportunities for future research and plotting the ways in which The Unknown Industrial Prisoner continues to speak to contemporary Australia.

About the authors

Brett Heino is a legal scholar and historian at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His current research revolves around literary geography, focusing in particular upon literature as a means to understanding the spatial history and relationships of Australian capitalism. He is the author of Regulation Theory and Australian Capitalism: Rethinking Social Justice and Labour Law (2017), as well as articles on literary theory, trading hours legislation, occupational health and safety, and trade union mobilisation.

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“Brett Heino has delivered a book that will expand our knowledge about, and take us on a mind-bending journey through, the spaces and places of capitalism. This very carefully crafted book shows us the forces at play in the production of space, place, and political economy through the novel form. You will not want to put it down.”
--Adam David Morton, Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space, Place and Capitalism
Book Subtitle
The Literary Geographies of The Unknown Industrial Prisoner
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-4262-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-4262-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-4261-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 204
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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