Space inevitably plays an important role in our social lives. When talking to our neighbours, reading the newspaper, going to the gym, answering an e-mail, we all draw on our presuppositions and understanding of space and time. This book successfully illuminates these embedded experiences, questioning how to understand space as a multiple, dynamic, intangible, yet highly present, form of knowledge. Building from a history of philosopher's and geographer's theories of space, Shields convincingly presents the importance of spatialization and cultural topology in social theory and the possibilities that lies within these theoretical tools. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book goes beyond traditional ideas of spatiality and temporality, seeking to understand the multiplicity of spatializations and relate them to our everyday life.