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Towards a Respatialized Marxism: Lefebvre, Harvey, and Castells

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The most important urban studies within Marxism since the 1960s are examined by looking at the work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and Manuel Castells, the three most influential recent students of ... More


Marxism and the City?

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter starts by discussing the vast array of definitions and typologies of the city and the many specifications of the objects of urban studies (geography, sociology, politics, ... More


Beyond the Functionalist Bias in Urban Theory

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the work of David Harvey concerning urban theory. It identifies the place that Harvey's reaffirmation of classical Marxism occupies within the discourse of Marxian urbanism and ... More


The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Kian Tajbakhsh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of cities and urban life. Finding the contemporary urban scene too complex to be captured by radical or conventional approaches, the book ... More


Between Fixity and Motion: Scaling the Urban Fabric

Neil Brenner

in New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190627188
eISBN:
9780190627201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627188.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Urban and Rural Studies

In what sense are scales socially produced and politically contested? Beginning in the 1970s, radical geographers offered a series of innovative approaches to this question, connecting it ... More


History: From the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ to ‘New Empire Revisionism’

David Holloway

in 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633807
eISBN:
9780748670772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633807.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1, on historical contexts, includes detailed discussion of Samuel Huntington's “The Clash of Civilizations?”, Michael Ignatieff's “The American Empire”, Anonymous' (Michael Scheuer's) Through ... More


Introduction

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about cities and city life. This volume specifically addresses the potential of cities to offer men and women the ability to ... More


Seeking Spatial Justice

Edward W. Soja

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666676
eISBN:
9781452946870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the ... More


Conclusion The Right to be Local?

Christopher Ali

in Media Localism: The Policies of Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040726
eISBN:
9780252099168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040726.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The concluding chapter is written more as an essay than as a conclusion. While it offers some synthesis of earlier chapters, it also posses a thought experiment for the reader, asking: “do we have ... More


The Late-Modern Unconscious: The Object World of J. G. Ballard’s Crash

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of J. G. Ballard’s political novel Crash. The novel suggested that people should recognize that the materiality of desiring cars persists beneath emerging post-Fordist ... More


Planetary Ambitions: Lydie Salvayre’s Portrait de l’écrivain en animal domestique

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Lydie Salvayre's Portrait de l’écrivain en animal domestique (2007). In this novel, Salvayre’s anxieties about allowing oneself—and even herself as author—to be domesticated by the ... More


The Politics of Digital India: Between Local Compulsions and Transnational Pressures

Pradip Ninan Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199494620
eISBN:
9780199097869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494620.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Transforming India into a digital state has been an objective of successive governments in India. However, the digital, by its very nature, is a capricious, multi-dimensional entity. Its ... More


Décalage Permanent: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir [Running Away] (Prix Médicis, 2005), which takes place in the overcrowded and fever-pitched territories of industrial hubs of Shanghai and Beijing ... More


Introduction

Patrick Inglis

in Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

Thomas L. Friedman, an op-ed writer, has suggested that India, and the world, is flat, with many more opportunities available to poor and working-class Indians on account of innovations in software ... More


Against Ecological Sovereignty

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter covers the potential erosion of state sovereignty in the ecological aspects of globalization, focusing on the biopolitical dangers represented by sovereignty to ecology and politics. It ... More


Introduction

Hallie M. Franks

in The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The introduction considers how the permanent iconography of the andron interacts with the performances and prescribed movements of the symposium, and it sets up the book’s theoretical foundation, ... More


Variable but Durable Marginalities

Ghazala Jamil

in Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199470655
eISBN:
9780199090860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the features of Jamia Nagar, Nizamuddin, and Taj Enclave. It takes forward the narrative of how in the overall logic of city as a vehicle of capital accumulation, segregation ... More


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