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The Emancipatory City? : Paradoxes and Possibilities - Loretta Lees

The Emancipatory City?

Paradoxes and Possibilities

By: Loretta Lees (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780761973874
Number Of Pages: 256

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'The Emancipatory City is a wonderful addition to a growing literature on the public culture of the city. In these spaces, tolerance and intolerance, difference and indifference, transgressions, resistances, and playful spontaneity erupt to give texture to urban life. The book broadens our gaze and deepens our understanding of how cities enable people to express themselves and be free' - "Robert A Beauregard, New School University, New York


Who are cities for? What kinds of societies might they most democratically embody? And, how can cities be emancipatory sites?

The ambivalent status of urban space in terms of emancipation, democratisation, justice and citizenship is central to recent work in urban geography, "new" cultural geography, critical geography and postmodern planning, as well as literature on urban social justice, public space and the politics of identity.

Seeking alternative and progressive visions of the emancipatory city through an exploration of the tensions and possibilities between the freedoms and constraints offered by the city, the authors of The Emancipatory City? build on this wealth of current perspectives to present an critical analysis of urban experience.

The Emancipatory City
Urban (Re)Visions
Cities Of (In)Difference
Domesticating Monsters
Cartographies of Difference and the Emancipatory City
Zero Tolerance, Maximum Surveillance? Deviance, Difference and Crime Control in the Late Modern City
Impurity and the Emancipatory City
Young People, Community Safety and Racial Danger
The Emancipatory Community? Place, Politics and Collective Action in Cities
Emancipatory Practices
Sites of Public (Homo)Sex and the Carnivalesque Spaces of Reclaim the Streets
Inventing New Games
Unitary Urbanism and the Politics of Space
Everyday Rationality and the Emancipatory City
Urban Escapades
Play in Melbourne's Public Spaces
Utopic Trajectories
The Urban Basis of Emancipation
Spatial Theory and the City in South African Politics
Water, Modernity and Emancipatory Urbanism
In Search of the Horizon
Utopia in The Truman Show and The Matrix
Ghosts and the City of Hope
The 'Emancipatory' City?
The Right to the City
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ISBN: 9780761973874
ISBN-10: 0761973877
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39