Of Other Spaces

  title={Of Other Spaces},
  author={Michel Foucault and Jay Miskowiec},
The great obsession of the nineteenth century was, as we know, history: with its themes of development and of suspension, of crisis and cycle, themes of the ever-accumulating past, with its great preponderance of dead men and the menacing glaciation of the world. The nineteenth century found its essential mythological resources in the second principle of thermodynamics. The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of… Expand
The Prospect of Oceanic Studies
  • Hester Blum
  • History
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2010
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