Brains are delicate things…
Place is lived space. If the space that capitalism produces is rational, ordered, mappable, controlling, anonymous, banal, and fragmented in its totality, then places are experiential, natural, transitory, confused, contested, unique, historical, and holistic. [OK?]
http://vcm.mdx.ac.uk/spatialculture/mccreery1.html was the link I got it from, presumably from an academic called McCreery who was at Middlesex University.
Googlebooks has the same text here
in a book called “The Unknown City” Chapter is called “The Claremont Road Situation”
And thank you for spotting the dead link, Tony. It forced me to google, and I’ve found this: Place and Space in Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Media Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Race Studies, Sports Studies