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The Resource The politics of the encounter : urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization, Andy Merrifield

The politics of the encounter : urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization, Andy Merrifield

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The politics of the encounter : urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization
Title
The politics of the encounter
Title remainder
urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization
Statement of responsibility
Andy Merrifield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Politics of the Encounter is a spirited interrogation of the city as a site of both theoretical inquiry and global social struggle. The city, writes Andy Merrifield, remains "important, virtually and materially, for progressive politics." And yet, he notes, more than forty years have passed since Henri Lefebvre advanced the powerful ideas that still undergird much of our thinking about urbanization and urban society. Merrifield rethinks the city in light of the vast changes to our planet since 1970, when Lefebvre's seminal Urban Revolution was first published. At the same time, he expands on Lefebvre's notion of "the right to the city," which was first conceived in the wake of the 1968 student uprising in Paris. We need to think less of cities as "entities with borders and clear demarcations between what's inside and what's outside" and emphasize instead the effects of "planetary urbanization," a concept of Lefebvre's that Merrifield makes relevant for the ways we now experience the urban. The city--from Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street--seems to be the critical zone in which a new social protest is unfolding, yet dissenters' aspirations are transcending the scale of the city physically and philosophically. Consequently, we must shift our perspective from "the right to the city" to "the politics of the encounter," says Merrifield. We must ask how revolutionary crowds form, where they draw their energies from, what kind of spaces they occur in--and what kind of new spaces they produce."--Publisher's website
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merrifield, Andy
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.M445 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lefebvre, Henri
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urbanization
  • Social justice
  • Lefebvre, Henri
  • Social justice
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urbanization
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The politics of the encounter : urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization, Andy Merrifield
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The final frontier: planetary urbanization -- Here comes everybody: problematizing the right to the city -- The urban consolidates: centrality and citizenship -- The politics of the encounter -- The planetary urbanization of non-work -- Revolutionary rehearsals? -- Imaginary pragmatics and the enigma of revolt
Control code
819717624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780820345307
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)819717624
Label
The politics of the encounter : urban theory and protest under planetary urbanization, Andy Merrifield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The final frontier: planetary urbanization -- Here comes everybody: problematizing the right to the city -- The urban consolidates: centrality and citizenship -- The politics of the encounter -- The planetary urbanization of non-work -- Revolutionary rehearsals? -- Imaginary pragmatics and the enigma of revolt
Control code
819717624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780820345307
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)819717624

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