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Urban assemblages [electronic resource] : how actor-network theory changes urban studies / edited by Ignacio Farías and Thomas Bender.

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series:
Questioning cities series.
Questioning cities
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (353 p.)
Subjects:
Cities and towns -- Growth.
Sociology, Urban.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book takes it as a given that the city is made of multiple partially localized assemblages built of heterogeneous networks, spaces, and practices. The past century of urban studies has focused on various aspects-space, culture, politics, economy-but these too often address each domain and the city itself as a bounded and cohesive entity. The multiple and overlapping enactments that constitute urban life require a commensurate method of analysis that encompasses the human and non-human aspects of cities-from nature to socio-technical networks, to hybrid collectivities, physical artefact
Contents:
Cover; Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory changes urban studies; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Decentring the object of urban studies; Part 1 Towards a flat ontology?; 1 Gelleable spaces, eventful geographies: The case of Santiago's experimental music scene; 2 Globalizations big and small: Notes on urban studies, Actor-Network Theory, and geographical scale; 3 Urban studies without 'scale': Localizing the global through Singapore; 4 Assembling Asturias: Scaling devices and cultural leverage; Interview with Nigel Thrift
Part 2 A non-human urban ecology5 How do we co-produce urban transport systems and the city?: The case of Transmilenio and Bogotá; 6 Changing obdurate urban objects: The attempts to reconstruct the highway through Maastricht; 7 Mutable immobiles: Building conversion as a problem of quasi-technologies; 8 Conviction and commotion: On soundspheres, technopolitics and urban spaces; Interview with Stephen Graham; Part 3 The multiple city; 9 The reality of urban tourism: Framed activity and virtual ontology; 10 Assembling money and the senses: Revisiting Georg Simmel and the city
11 The city as value locus: Markets, technologies, and the problem of worth12 Second empire, second nature, secondary world: Verne and Baudelaire in the capital of the nineteenth century; Interview with Rob Shields; Postscript: Reassembling the city: networks and urban imaginaries; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Farias, Ignacio, 1978-
Bender, Thomas.
ISBN:
1-283-58973-7
9786613902184
0-203-87063-8
1-135-20274-5
OCLC:
810082586
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