Claude Raffestin

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Claude Raffestin (born 15 September 1936 in Paris) is a Swiss geographer. He is professor of human geography at University of Geneva.

Raffestin's work primily deals with territoriality and relies heavily on Michel Foucault’s work about power.[1] His most influential book Pour une géographie du pouvoir has been translated into Spanish, Italian and (Brazilian) Portuguese.[2]

Publications[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Francisco R. Klauser: Thinking through territoriality: introducing Claude Raffestin to Anglophone sociospatial theory, In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30 (1), 2012, pp. 106 – 120.
  • Juliet J. Fall: Reading Claude Raffestin: pathways for a critical biography. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30 (1), 2012, pp. 173 – 189.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Could Foucault have revolutionized Geography?, In: Space, Knowledge and Power, ed. by Jeremy W. Cramptonand Stuart Elden, pp. 31-33 (Chapter 14). Translated by Gerald Moore. Review of the book
  2. ^ Francisco R. Klauser: Thinking through territoriality: introducing Claude Raffestin to Anglophone sociospatial theory, p. 106.